Wetherby parkrun Event number 223 on 8th February 2020

For this week’s parkrun we again had over 100 runners. The weather is getting better, and although the going is still heavy, the running is getting easier.

Kim Brown had a good run, coming first, and arriving well in advance of his competitors.


There were 15 PBs, and 9 first timers, of which Chris Nehaul was the quickest, on his very first parkrun. We hope to see you back at Wetherby soon !

Our parkrun mascot Joseph was in very good form, and made sure everyone behaved themselves. Victoria and Luna as tailwalkers had a good chat with the walkers on the way round the course


It was great to see some of our regulars, Pauline and Patricia back again. I know that a cold and muddy parkrun can hardly make up for a Caribbean cruise – but we try !!!


Wetherby parkrun has had some very good news this week. We have received a substantial donation from Wetherby Lions, in order to pay for equipment storage at the Wetherby Sports Association and to renew and replace old equipment. We are most grateful for their generosity, which has given us much needed financial stability.

Next week we will have a visit from Nidd Valley Runners, who are descending on us ‘en masse’. Hopefully all of us at Wetherby can show them what we are made of – so see you all next week, Trish.

(However, having written this on Saturday evening, storm Ciara decided to arrive and make the possibility of a parkrun at Wetherby next Saturday rather remote. You will have probably seen the pictures of the Ings totally flooded with the fence we normally run through totally submerged. Joseph whippet was spotted today making a course inspection with a snorkel! ).

Joseph course inspection

Wetherby parkrun

Event number 223
8th February 2020

This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Suzy WOOD • Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Erica DI MARTINO • Victoria MAGNUS • Ann HILL • Harriet ATKINSON • Keane BARBER

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 4,494 participants have completed 16,339 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,695 km, including 2,631 new Personal Bests. A total of 402 individuals have volunteered 2,675 times.