It was wonderful for me to be back at Wetherby after a few weeks absence and to see so many friendly faces - both familiar and new. We were honoured to have a wedding party running including the bridegroom - Oliver Newton. Congratulations and thank you, Oliver, for sharing the start of your special day with us and for bringing your guests who included runners from Australia, America, Canada, Loch Lomond, and Sheffield.
Our super team of volunteers did us proud as usual and I would particularly like to express my gratitude to Vanessa Yeomans for stepping in on Saturday morning to assist the capable Tilly on scanning; this meant we did not have to ask one of the fast runners. Well done Erica on your first time as tail walker, thanks as always to the now very experienced Pauline for marshaling and to mother and son duo Fiona and Leo. Apologies Eleanor on tokens if I embarrassed you with my overly enthusiastic cheering for your Mum (I just can’t seem to help myself)!
It is of course, always satisfying when the results are processed swiftly and easily. Unfortunately, we experienced a ‘gremlin’ or two on Saturday and special thanks must go to timer and results processor Alex and to Wetherby’s ‘unsung hero’ Barry for resolving the issues thus ensuring everyone received their results. Barry had been at the ground since 8am to unlock the storage, he set up (with Chris) and took the photographs, so he should have earned a relaxing drink in the cafe, but instead found himself solving the glitch with IT whizz kid Alex. You two were my superheroes on Saturday!
Next week - October 26th, is the Halloween parkrun so please feel free to get dressed up in any spooky costumes or accessories. We have a very special runner (known to many of you) joining us for his 250th parkrun so there will be a lot of support. Whether this Saturday is your first parkrun or your 250th, or whether you dress up as a pumpkin or skeleton or do not dress up at all - please join us - we would love to see you!
This week 82 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first-timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Fiona KNAPTON • Gillian FOX • Colleen GRUENWALD • Leo KNAPTON • Elizabeth BALL • Steve TRAPPS • Chris TATHAM • Vanessa YEOMANS • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Pauline GALLACHER • Erica DI MARTINO
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 4,257 participants have completed 15,143 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,715 km, including 2,549 new Personal Bests. A total of 386 individuals have volunteered 2,481 times.
STOP PRESS: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WETHERBY PARKRUN ON 2/11/19