Well, you are all doing very well at keeping your New Year Resolutions, there were 117 runners, joggers and walkers this week ! Although the weather was pretty cold, mercifully there was none of last week’s terrible wind. The course was quite soft underfoot, and so there were many muddy legs at the end.
Everyone was well spread out coming over the finishing line. Dan Tate came an excellent first, well in front of everyone else, on his first visit to Wetherby. Please come back to us soon, and show us how it’s done! In fact, three of the first four finishers were first timers at Wetherby. Lindsey Clegg was the first girl home, coming 7th. Harry Sewell, who is only 9 years old, came 15th, on his first time at Wetherby, and also his first parkrun.
Overall there were 6 PBs and 7 first timers on the run. There was also a very happy band of relatively local tourists, and it would be lovely if you all visit us again.
We also had a good set of canine runners, some a little more exuberant than others!
As Colleen mentioned in her report last week, Wetherby Runners will be taking over the parkrun for the day soon. This will be 22nd February, so please make a date in your diary – we should have several pacers, so it may help you to get new PBs.
Just a quick reminder, please remember, that if you have a barcode or not, it is essential that you pass right through all the stages of the finish funnel – timekeepers, tokens and barcode scanning. If you are a ‘funnel ducker’ and only go through the timekeepers, but then progress no further, this can cause us difficulties in processing everyone’s results. Thank you for your help with this!
As I mentioned in the briefing, many of our volunteers are on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, and are therefore under 18 years of age. As such they always have to be within the sight of the RD. Some of the marshalling points, such as Windy Corner are beyond the line of view, so we really need at least two adult volunteers every week. If you think you could help, please contact us. Only two extra volunteers a week would make a tremendous difference to us. At the moment we do need an extra marshal for this week.
Liz will be your RD next week, so if you can, please come along and support her,
Event number 220
18th January 2020
This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Gillian FOX • Teddy WILCOX • Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Christian SOWDEN • Finlay DUTTON • Harriet ATKINSON • Luca FRANCIS
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 4,408 participants have completed 15,966 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,830 km, including 2,596 new Personal Bests. A total of 397 individuals have volunteered 2,628 times.