Wetherby parkrun Event number 202 on 24th August 2019

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


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.


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!?


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:


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.