Wow - Wetherby parkrun knows how to celebrate; thank you to all our volunteers and runners for making the BIG 200th, a parkrun to remember! Our fantastic crowd looked resplendent in a sea of parkrun, sports clubs and football shirts and we enjoyed tucking into all the goodies which had been generously donated. The many unsung heroes who have facilitated 200 Wetherby parkruns events, were suitably applauded and any offers of further volunteering would be most welcome!
We were excited to have some brand new runners with us who were bravely undeterred by the threats of stormy weather. Please return soon (although note that Karen does not bake her delicious chocolate and banana cake EVERY week)! Our enthusiastic tourists came from Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, London, Beverley and closer to home Brighouse, Roundhay and Harrogate.
Several of our volunteers were suffering with injuries and we wish them a speedy recovery - we all know how frustrating it is to be out of action. We had a Carolyn and a Carolynn as marshals so I was watching my spelling on the emails! Our latest Duke of Edinburgh student is Leo who managed the finish tokens very capably and he will be a much needed and welcome member to the team. The three Driver children had a start line surprise for their Dad after helping the ever dedicated Barry with ‘set up’. It was a pleasure to witness the energetic and determined running from juniors Freya, Olivia, Sam, Cerys, Luca and Nathan.
Many of our regulars will be aware that the handsome canine, Joseph is our treasured Wetherby mascot and he kindly agreed (well...a dog treat may have been deployed) to ‘pose’ this week for a special 200th photo with his namesakes; Joseph our regular Wetherby runner and Joseph a parkrun tourist. The runner Josephs were honoured to share the selfie frame with Gillian’s friendly and famous pooch for the trio of Josephs photo! We would love it if more people used the selfie frame so don’t be shy and give it a go!
You stats are below, see you next Saturday for event number 201...we can’t wait!
This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Fiona KNAPTON • Gillian FOX • Leo KNAPTON • Elizabeth BALL • Victoria DRIVER • Karen GLYNN • Angus NICHOLLS • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Carolynn RANKIN • Brian MANSON • Pauline GALLACHER • Patricia A DYKES • Carolyn MERCER • Martin BUCK • Kathy OAKES • Matthew JACKSON
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 4,051 participants have completed 14,236 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,180 km, including 2,423 new Personal Bests. A total of 380 individuals have volunteered 2,357 times.