Wetherby parkrun Event number 224 on 14th March 2020

Hello everyone, it was great to be back on the Ings at a parkrun again. It seems so long since we all saw each other. The ground was surprisingly dry – all things considered ! and only some small course deviations were needed.

We had 53 people and considering that this was the first Saturday back after a long absence and with the threat of the Corona virus hanging over heads, it was a very respectable number.  Next week Nidd Valley running club were proposing to visit us, but as I write this tonight (Monday), quite possibly all parkruns will be cancelled nationwide.

On Saturday there were some excellent dog runners, including a lovely grey Staffy who was a parkrun tourist with its owners.


However, the most improved runner – indeed, I think a worthy winner of ‘Runner of the Month’ goes to Pip Trapps, who has progressed from being a terrific puller, to a good steady companion, with enough energy left afterwards to go paddling in the lake left on the fields after the recent flooding. ( ...although she will just have to learn to go to the toilet before the run, not on the final lap!).


A welcome face which has been missing for some time was Dave Yeomans, who didn't look at all that he had been absent in recent weeks.


Finally we have to have admiration for the leading group who fought over the podium places with great gusto.


I just don't know what this week will bring, but we can look forward to being all together once again sometime in the future, thumbing our nose to the virus and enjoying ourselves on the Ings,

Best wishes, Trish.

Wetherby parkrun
Event number 224
14th March 2020

This week 53 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Claire GOUGH • Suzy WOOD • John COOKE • Karen GLYNN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Finlay DUTTON • Harriet ATKINSON • Luca FRANCIS • 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 4,497 participants have completed 16,392 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,960 km, including 2,639 new Personal Bests. A total of 403 individuals have volunteered 2,688 times.

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