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.