Wetherby parkrun Event number 218 on 4th January 2020

Wetherby’s first parkrun of the decade! Lots of you arrived and ran, jogged or walked the course. There was a good clutch of first timers, and in particular one very exuberant individual, whose name I do not know.

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Anyway, you seemed to enjoy yourself and we do hope that you will come back to charm us each week.

IMG_0817Marcus Nicholls finished in a very good first place, and his son, Angus, who can run alone now having turned 11, also had a great day finishing 14th. in a time or 23 minutes 58 seconds!

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There were three PBs, Erica di Martino, Demy Dowley, and Julian Hance. Also there were many of our regular runners, including Fiona Knapton with her daughter Lauren.

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We also had first timers Kate Chandan, and her little son and daughter.

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They all completed the course in a good time, but unfortunately they had no barcodes. Hopefully you will all register and come back to us soon.
We did have a problem with the finish tokens, so if anyone has been left out, please contact us.

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Rob Whitaker, an early finisher turned volunteer, was invaluable in helping us resolve the problem by ensuring that everyone stayed in line in finishing funnel as the tokens were given out.

IMG_0998As I said earlier it is always nice to see new faces and hear their story. The lady walking round has been troubled by sciatica and to complete the 3 laps was a real triumph for her.

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Just as seeing new faces is a pleasure it is equally nice to see runners returning after an absence. Nykie ran today, but was unable to match the grimace that her husband Ritchie always pulls for the camera.

Just a reminder that we have a pair of trainers left from 28th December run and some gloves from today’s run – if either of these belong to you, they are safe, and can be collected next week.

Colleen is your RD next week, so please come along and keep up your New Year resolutions so that we have over 100 runners yet again!!

Best wishes,
Trish

 

 

Wetherby parkrun
Event number 218
4th January 2020

This week 115 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Samuel EVANS • Juliet PEARLMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER • Patricia A DYKES • Christian SOWDEN • 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 4,358 participants have completed 15,732 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,660 km, including 2,582 new Personal Bests. A total of 396 individuals have volunteered 2,602 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 217 on 28th December 2019

Don’t forget that we’re collecting for our local food banks and are in need of items such as - food, toiletries, and so on. Make some space for the stuff you got for Christmas and help someone in need at the same time!

It was lovely to see so many first-timers and visitors this week and David STEVENS one of our visitors drove from the oxford area, stopped off for parkrun then continued his journey to Aberdeen. I think if we had a medal at parkrun for dedication that he would have won it.
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Stephen MORETTI was another visitor who came from Blyth this week and we hope he enjoyed the course. Unfortunately, I did not get his story to add to the report. Hopefully, Stephen will come back to and join us again soon. We also had John Cooke who completed his 50th parkrun but sadly I don't seem to have a picture of him. Let's hope he submits one so we can add it to the report! and finally one other that I knew about was Hannah GRAYSON from Oxford. Thanks to all visitors for choosing Wetherby.
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Did you know that you can support your parkrun in a few ways? We think you'll know the obvious ones such as volunteering and taking part but did you know you can also donate to your parkrun? Wetherby needs £300 a year to cover the running cost of the event. We apply for funding to cover this cost but this year we were unsuccessful. At the moment we are looking for other ways and would love to hear your ideas, maybe you work for a company that is willing to help. If you as an individual would like to help, you can make a donation on our website via this link.

Wetherby is not hosting an event on New Year's but many other parkruns will be on. New Year's day also allows you to do 2 parkruns in a day and get double points. If you would like to participate in them you can find out more on the parkrun website please, share your pictures and tag Wetherby if you go. Maybe next year we will be able to put on an event on New Year's Day for you.

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This week 66 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first-timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part. We did have some tokens go missing. Please, can you return them to us at our next event?
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The event was made possible by 15 volunteers: Iain EDMONDSON • Geoffrey HOWARD • Gill EDMONDSON • Alison WOOD • Iain POOLE • Wendy REEVES • Colleen GRUENWALD • Helen TATE • Vanessa YEOMANS • Juliet PEARLMAN • Helen TRAPPS • James UPPERTON • Pauline GALLACHER • Christian SOWDEN • Jack LINSTRUM

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 4,325 participants have completed 15,617 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,085 km, including 2,579 new Personal Bests. A total of 394 individuals have volunteered 2,587 times.

 

Thanks to all who came this morning to our last event of the year….. please, check the volunteer roster and we’ll see you in 2020!!

Thanks to all who came this morning to our last event of the year. We hope you have a safe and Happy New Year celebrations and look forward to seeing you in 2020. Your results are now processed and ready to view on our results tab above.

Here's a question for you! Have you ever noticed this (see picture) when you receive your results email? At the moment only 131 of you are signed up to receive our volunteer appeal emails.

We also use this format to contact as many people as we can in the event that we have to cancel as we realise that not everyone uses social media (all this info is going on our Facebook page too)

We prefer not to have a last-minute panic to fill the roster it would be great if as many of you as possible were also signed up to the volunteer email list. We’ve heard sad stories of other parkruns having to cancel due to lack of volunteers so don’t let this happen to us

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Our first Christmas Day parkrun at Wetherby….WOW!!! you were incredible.

Wetherby parkrun Event number 216 on Christmas Day (25th December 2019)

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I don't know how to begin this one as you 'almost' rendered me speechless. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw you all filling the ings in your Santa hats, Christmas jumpers and other festive costumes. I also tried to guess how many had turned up when I saw you all standing there and I was totally wrong but very happy to be wrong. There were so many of you considering it was Christmas day and you certainly showed your parkrun that a Christmas day event is worth it for us your volunteers to get out of bed for. And for this, your Wetherby team can't thank you enough!!

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This week we saw two milestone with Karen Glynn completing her 50th parkrun and Pauline Gallacher doing her 25th volunteer. We had Graham Robinson visiting from the south near Guildford and coming home in 2nd position, then we had a volunteer on the day from Queens park but unfortunately, I was unable to find Lauren Hankinson on the system to credit her for her efforts so hopefully, she will get in contact. We also had Nicholas Jones and Vinnie King from Thetford, and a fabulous showing of Wetherby's own running club. I was blessed to have the support from our amazing dedicated team of volunteers and close friends from my own running club of Nidd Valley, my daughter who's never come to a parkrun with me and my weekly Wednesday night running friends. All of this made my Christmas day perfect, thank you!!
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Don't forget we are back to normal on Saturday and still need a few volunteers. Please, can you look at the roster to see if you can help? If you finish in the top 10 could you be my finish token volunteer? Simply email us at wetherbyhelpers@parkrun.com and we can get you added.

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This week 101 people ran WOW!!!!, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first-timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Teddy WILCOX • Colleen GRUENWALD • Tori HEATON • Nils LINSTRUM • Daniel LINSTRUM • Doug STEWART • Max WILCOX • Rhiannon GRUENWALD • Mary EMMETT • Helen FOREMAN • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Pauline GALLACHER • Pamela LINSTRUM • Jack LINSTRUM

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 4,313 participants have completed 15,551 parkruns covering a total distance of 77,755 km, including 2,573 new Personal Bests. A total of 394 individuals have volunteered 2,573 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 215 on 21st December 2019

A very cheery parkrun with a Christmas atmosphere, despite the continual rain! As a trial run for the Christmas parkrun, we were spurred on by Christmas music, provided by Alex, and sweets for everyone at the end.

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Although Father Christmas did not turn up, he sent several of his elves including his chief elf, Katherine Flynn, who wins the competition for best dressed outright.

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It was wonderful to have so many regular volunteers, and it was marvellous to see Sam Evans again, who has returned from University – he must be the most dedicated Wetherby volunteer we have.

The first runner home was Tom Davey, who had a great run, beating his friend into second place.

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There were a few visitors, notably one from Beckton, who had a very good run, and Kate Dyson from Tyneside, who was completing her 50th parkrun this year – which is a great achievement and of course the usual complement of runners with their dogs.

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Also, there was first timer Beth who beat her Dad Paul to the finish. I do hope that you enjoyed it, and that you come back to us at Wetherby in the New Year.

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A quick reminder that there are Wetherby parkruns on Christmas Day and also Saturday 28th,at the usual time of 9 am. Please come along if you can, it’s an exhilarating way to start off Christmas Day. On Saturday 28th, we will be collecting for the local food bank. If you are able to donate any non-perishable food, toiletries, soap, toothpaste and brushes, and sanitary items, that would be marvellous.

As Barry and I are away, and will not be at the Wetherby runs, we would like to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas, and the very best of running, jogging or walking in the New Year. We hope to see all of you again soon, and I’m hoping that some of you received new puppies for Christmas so that we can have new dog runners next year!!

Best wishes, Trish.

 

Wetherby parkrun
Event number 215
21st December 2019

 

This week 46 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Gillian FOX • Teddy WILCOX • Vanessa YEOMANS • Jack LOOKER • Samuel EVANS • Helen FOREMAN • Tilly FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Eleanor GREENWOOD • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER • Finlay DUTTON • 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 4,293 participants have completed 15,450 parkruns covering a total distance of 77,250 km, including 2,566 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 2,557 times.