Wetherby parkrun is cancelled on 21 September 2019: Para-cycling International Race through Wetherby

Lost and Found…. and Lost

Before we start! Please remember there is no parkrun this Saturday 21st September!

Saturday's parkrun saw a wonderful turnout of parkrunners and volunteers, we were even joined by Wetherby firefighters (you may have noticed their fire engine waiting for them in the car park!)
Part of our extended parkrun 'family' is Melissa, who serves us teas, coffees, bacon butties and crumpets in Wetherby Sports Association. Melissa will be heading off to university in the next week or so and she will be missed, we wish her well.
The change in season brings a change in clothes. After much searching we located a lost hoodie from last week, but two more were misplaced on Saturday. I have one in my car for a Wetherby Runner, but I hope we can return a New Zealand triathlon jacket to its rightful owner.
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Finally! A huge thank you to Helen who helped set up our course on Saturday morning and Luna who carried her ball around the entire course whilst tail walking with her owner. Our volunteers make every Saturday morning special and it was wonderful to see so many Duke of Edinburgh volunteers and lovely Tilly who brings so much energy and enthusiasm to parkrun.
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Luna is still holding her ball!

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Leo KNAPTON • Helen TATE • Suzy WOOD • Jack LOOKER • Angus NICHOLLS • Helen FOREMAN • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Pauline GALLACHER • Christian SOWDEN • Victoria MAGNUS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wetherby parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kristoff BOYNTON who recorded a time of 16:05 on 15th August 2015 (event number 19).
The female record is held by Alice LEAKE who recorded a time of 17:56 on 19th May 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jo HARBON who recorded 91.65% (19:45) on 7th September 2019 (event number 204).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,216 participants have completed 14,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,100 km, including 2,515 new Personal Bests. A total of 385 individuals have volunteered 2,428 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 204 on 7th September 2019

STOP PRESS: Please note there is no Wetherby parkrun on 21/09/19 due to the bicycle race.

We appreciated a ‘Back to School’ compliment of our fabulous teenage volunteers for the first run of September, including birthday boy Alex whose first task of his 15th year was spent scanning your barcodes. The finish tokens had been treated to a ‘new term makeover’ by photographer Trish, resulting in not a single illegible token - hurrah! It was great to see familiar faces who had been absent due to holidays and is it just me, or is running during the cooler early autumn months so much easier than in the heat of summer?
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We love it when new parkrunners use Wetherby as their first run and PLEASE do come back again. Our tourists came from London, Sheffield, Otley, Hull, Huddersfield, Cannock Chase, Ireland, Hertfordshire and winning the prize for long-distance - Australia.
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Our younger members continue to inspire us with their determination and a special mention goes to keen footballer Jon Davison on his tenth parkrun. Coro Hickman and Becky Lurcock are to be congratulated on their first run and thank you girls for bringing your lovely Mums with you too!

September 7th saw an exciting new record set at Wetherby. Jo Harbon ran at a spectacular 91.65% for her age grading - wow - well done Jo! Several of our regular runners also achieved PBs so please take time to pat yourselves on the back. Whatever your age grading or time, you will always be supported by your volunteer team; we are just pleased that you all show willing and complete the course.
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Special thanks to marshal Simon this week who helped pack away the new impressive ‘start’ sign. Luckily his ‘know how’ with tents helped to pack away our banner or I still might be at the ground trying to fathom out how it works!

I am not at Wetherby for a few weeks now so enjoy your autumnal runs and Gillian (owner of our handsome canine mascot, Joseph) is your super Run Director for this Saturday, 14/09.
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This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first-timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Gillian FOX • Jasvinder KAUR • Leo KNAPTON • Elizabeth BALL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Simon CAVELL • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wetherby parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kristoff BOYNTON who recorded a time of 16:05 on 15th August 2015 (event number 19).
The female record is held by Alice LEAKE who recorded a time of 17:56 on 19th May 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jo HARBON who recorded 91.65% (19:45) on 7th September 2019 (event number 204).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,182 participants have completed 14,679 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,395 km, including 2,474 new Personal Bests. A total of 384 individuals have volunteered 2,415 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 203 on 31 st August 2019

Today’s parkrun was my first as Run Director. I would like to thank all the many enthusiastic volunteers who made everything go like clockwork. The Bradbury family, dad Alex with Amelia, Sophia and James were especially exuberant with the cowbells and encouraged everyone.

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There was the usual compliment of dogs, with two notably quick canine finishers. We had 8 first timers completely new to park running. Hopefully they enjoyed the experience and we will see them again next week or in the near future. There were several ‘Tourists’, some quite far flung, with Rosie Williams from Guernsey winning! Blackpool and Wokingham also featured as tourist towns.

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8 people achieved new PBs including the juniors Ciara and Cerys. Keep up the good work! Many of our regular runners from Wetherby were resting today in preparation for the Wetherby 10k on Sunday which is organised by the Wetherby Runners AC, however some like Richie Dawe (who always pulls a face for the photographer) treat today as a warm-up.

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There was a late arrival at the run who proceeded to cut a swathe through all the runners – to the extent that they thought they were being lapped as they completed the first lap. The thought of someone running 4 minute miles round our course was breathtaking. I am sorry I don’t know your name – but you know who you are! Please come back soon to shake up our regular runners. The ‘unknown’ runner in the third position of the results table was actually Felix who had not yet registered to receive a barcode as this was his first ever parkrun. What a super result!

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All in all a good time was had by the volunteers and runners alike. Hope to see you all next week for a re-run!!! Trish

Here are your stats:

This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Amanda SPENCER • Will GREENWOOD • Leo KNAPTON • Alex BRADBURY • Bob MITCHELL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Amelia BRADBURY • Trish COMET-SMITH • Lesley MANSON • Pauline GALLACHER • Martin BUCK • Victoria MAGNUS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wetherby parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kristoff BOYNTON who recorded a time of 16:05 on 15th August 2015 (event number 19).
The female record is held by Alice LEAKE who recorded a time of 17:56 on 19th May 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,144 participants have completed 14,559 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,795 km, including 2,453 new Personal Bests. A total of 383 individuals have volunteered 2,402 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 202 on 24th August 2019

Wetherby parkruns’ 202nd event, brought the heat, sunshine and lots of visitors to town!

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The local bank holiday weekend events (York Races, Leeds Fest and Leeds Carnival) brought loads of visitors from York, Manchester and even London, with Horsham being the furthest travellers. A very impressive 134 people completed the course in the heat and sunshine, with 13 new PB’s collected.

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We also welcomed 2 x very first time parkrunners today, and we hope they enjoyed the event and trust they have now picked up the parkrun bug! This was the first event I have been asked for poo bags, as one dog had used up the 5 bags brought by its owner!
As I was at the finish funnel, I spotted a tired-looking teenager. After asking if he was finishing or carrying on, he just looked at me blankly and said I have no idea! He then went on to do another lap, I do hope he was not our first ever 4 lap finisher!?

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As usual, everyone was looked after by a full team of enthusiastic volunteers. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made the event possible, please contact the event team if you would like to volunteer at future events.

Trish is looking after the Run Director (RD) slot next week so we may need your photos since Trish will be busy looking after everyone, we look forward to seeing you all there. Regards, Steve

Here are your stats but please don't forget to volunteer:

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This week 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first-timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Gill EDMONDSON • Steven GALLAGHER • Gillian FOX • Kathryn GALLAGHER • Leo KNAPTON • Elizabeth BALL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Samuel EVANS • Barry HUTCHINSON • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER • Alyson ROWDEN • Victoria MAGNUS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wetherby parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kristoff BOYNTON who recorded a time of 16:05 on 15th August 2015 (event number 19).
The female record is held by Alice LEAKE who recorded a time of 17:56 on 19th May 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,112 participants have completed 14,464 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,320 km, including 2,445 new Personal Bests. A total of 382 individuals have volunteered 2,386 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 201 on 17th August 2019

There was a family theme running through Saturday's parkrun. Brother and sister Alex and Tilly were barcode scanning (Tilly first came to Wetherby parkrun just to meet Joseph whippet!) One of our marshals, Will brought along his daughter in her fantastic 'cross country' buggy and we were so happy to see 7 year old Tamsin taking part in her first parkrun with her proud dad Martin.
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Some people enjoy running or walking with family or friends, whilst others enjoy having an hour or so just for themselves - I've heard many people say it 'sets them up for the weekend'.

Of course, being Wetherby we also had plenty of dogs. Teddy our Tail Walker brought along her dog Dobby who will only do 2 laps of the course and then is quite content to be looked after at the finish line whilst Teddy completes the last lap. I'm sure many parkrunners will know just how he feels!
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This week 94 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
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The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Teddy WILCOX • Will GREENWOOD • Leo KNAPTON • Helen TATE • Elizabeth BALL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Henry PRICE • Karen GLYNN • Helen FOREMAN • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wetherby parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kristoff BOYNTON who recorded a time of 16:05 on 15th August 2015 (event number 19).
The female record is held by Alice LEAKE who recorded a time of 17:56 on 19th May 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,072 participants have completed 14,330 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,650 km, including 2,430 new Personal Bests. A total of 381 individuals have volunteered 2,372 times.

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