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.