Wetherby parkrun is cancelled on 21 September 2019: Para-cycling International Race through Wetherby

Wetherby parkrun Event number 200 on 10th August 2019

Wow - Wetherby parkrun knows how to celebrate; thank you to all our volunteers and runners for making the BIG 200th, a parkrun to remember! Our fantastic crowd looked resplendent in a sea of parkrun, sports clubs and football shirts and we enjoyed tucking into all the goodies which had been generously donated. The many unsung heroes who have facilitated 200 Wetherby parkruns events, were suitably applauded and any offers of further volunteering would be most welcome!
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We were excited to have some brand new runners with us who were bravely undeterred by the threats of stormy weather. Please return soon (although note that Karen does not bake her delicious chocolate and banana cake EVERY week)! Our enthusiastic tourists came from Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, London, Beverley and closer to home Brighouse, Roundhay and Harrogate.
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Several of our volunteers were suffering with injuries and we wish them a speedy recovery - we all know how frustrating it is to be out of action. We had a Carolyn and a Carolynn as marshals so I was watching my spelling on the emails! Our latest Duke of Edinburgh student is Leo who managed the finish tokens very capably and he will be a much needed and welcome member to the team. The three Driver children had a start line surprise for their Dad after helping the ever dedicated Barry with ‘set up’. It was a pleasure to witness the energetic and determined running from juniors Freya, Olivia, Sam, Cerys, Luca and Nathan.
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Many of our regulars will be aware that the handsome canine, Joseph is our treasured Wetherby mascot and he kindly agreed (well...a dog treat may have been deployed) to ‘pose’ this week for a special 200th photo with his namesakes; Joseph our regular Wetherby runner and Joseph a parkrun tourist. The runner Josephs were honoured to share the selfie frame with Gillian’s friendly and famous pooch for the trio of Josephs photo! We would love it if more people used the selfie frame so don’t be shy and give it a go!
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You stats are below, see you next Saturday for event number 201...we can’t wait!

This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
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The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Fiona KNAPTON • Gillian FOX • Leo KNAPTON • Elizabeth BALL • Victoria DRIVER • Karen GLYNN • Angus NICHOLLS • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Carolynn RANKIN • Brian MANSON • Pauline GALLACHER • Patricia A DYKES • Carolyn MERCER • Martin BUCK • Kathy OAKES • Matthew JACKSON

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,051 participants have completed 14,236 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,180 km, including 2,423 new Personal Bests. A total of 380 individuals have volunteered 2,357 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 199 on 3rd August 2019

Although this weekends forecast was rain, we were exceptionally lucky to have such a wonderful morning. We saw around 30 people attend the newcomers briefing which included tourists from Bedford, Kent, London and more locally York.

This week saw the start of a couch to 5K (C25K) group that used our course to do this. The group took a fabulous picture with our new pop up banner that arrived last week. We hope to see the C25K group regularly at Wetherby parkrun.

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We had two fabulous volunteers who registered with parkrun on Saturday morning so they could then signed up to volunteer this week. What a fantastic job and a massive round of applause for Matthew Jackson and Nick Masters. To top that, Nick was watching his son running the event and were touring from Bedford. Not only this but they had just stopped off after leaving home around 0500 for Edinburgh but trying to see which parkrun they could make it to as well. Lucky for us they chose Wetherby and we hope they have a fabulous time in Edinburgh.

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The event was made possible by 18 volunteers: Gillian FOX • Will GREENWOOD • Colleen GRUENWALD • Elizabeth BALL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Samuel EVANS • Clare BRADBURY • Simon CAVELL • Mary EMMETT • Helen FOREMAN • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Amelia BRADBURY • Trish COMET-SMITH • Pauline GALLACHER • Kathy OAKES • Matthew JACKSON • Nick MASTERS

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first-timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 4,015 participants have completed 14,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,595 km, including 2,415 new Personal Bests. A total of 379 individuals have volunteered 2,340 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun event 198 on July 27th 2019

STOP PRESS... August 10th will be Wetherby parkrun’s 200th event! To celebrate this major milestone, there will be cake and fruit after your run. As these will be entirely voluntarily provided, please donate (if you are able) home bakes or fruit and thank you in advance for supporting our special run.
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48 hours prior to Saturday’s parkrun, witnessed the hottest ever recorded temperature in England, so it was a surprise for our volunteers to have to wear raincoats for the early morning deluge on the 27th! Barry, Nykie and Helen were true parkrun hero’s setting out the course in the driving rain. Thankfully it subsided for our run and surely anything was better than running in Thursday’s 30 degree plus heat...
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It was a privilege to be hosts for the brand new parkrunners and we hope you return very soon. Our tourists came from Burton on Trent, Leicester and Surrey with tourist Simon Whillis kindly sorting our finish tokens (his local has in excess of 500 per week). Marshals Pauline, Bob and Sam all made a welcome return and congratulations to volunteers Teddy and Helen on their different but hilly half marathons last weekend.

Joseph led the field with his usual quiet but speedy determination and there was a family feel to Saturday’s smaller gathering with the Daveys, Bradburys, Balls, Lookers and Deborah plus family, all contributing to this community run. Next Saturday will continue the family focus as there is a ‘Foreman finish funnel’ with Mum Helen and son Alex (this week’s snappy photographer)both on scanning duties.
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Perhaps this is the unique benefit of our wonderful Wetherby run; big enough to provide but small enough to recognise both individuals and families. If you are on your own, with a precious pooch or running alongside family or friends, you are always welcome at Wetherby. We look forward to seeing you (in your trainers) very soon.

And now for your stats:

This week 59 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Teddy WILCOX • Helen TATE • Simon WHILLIS • Emily BALL • Elizabeth BALL • Bob MITCHELL • Jack LOOKER • Samuel EVANS • Clare BRADBURY • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Amelia BRADBURY • Pauline GALLACHER • Christian SOWDEN

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,984 participants have completed 14,006 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,030 km, including 2,402 new Personal Bests. A total of 375 individuals have volunteered 2,322 times.

 

Wetherby parkrun Event number 197 on 20th July 2019

How lucky were we this Saturday to have such wonderful weather? We were blessed to have Elizabeth's (one of our run directors) daughter Emily volunteer with us and true to form Elizabeth managed her parental duties by embarrassing Emily. Well done both of you for coming this week.

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We had visitors for near and far to include Scotton near Knaresborough, Harrogate, York, Scunthorpe and Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Thank you for choosing Wetherby as we know you have many other parkruns in the area to choose from.

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We had Sharon Smith celebrating her 200th parkrun which is an amazing achievement. Wouldn't it have been fabulous if we could have shared her celebration with our 200th parkrun as well? We are 3 weeks away from our 200th and I asked you on Saturday to have a think about what we should do to celebrate. If you have any ideas feel free to email us.

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This week 88 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Gillian FOX • Colleen GRUENWALD • Emily BALL • Elizabeth BALL • Vanessa YEOMANS • Mary EMMETT • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Trish COMET-SMITH • Alyson ROWDEN. Please look at the roster over the next few weeks to see where you can help. With the school holiday's it will become more difficult to fill the roster so we really appreciate your support with this.

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,970 participants have completed 13,947 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,735 km, including 2,399 new Personal Bests. A total of 374 individuals have volunteered 2,308 times.

 

Wetherby Runners AC hosted a volunteer takeover 6th July 2019 @Wetherby parkrun Event number 196

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On a bright and sunny morning, 119 participants gathered for the 196th parkrun at Wetherby Ings. Today was a volunteer takeover by Wetherby runners aka the mighty Orange. They provided the vast majority of marshals timekeepers and barcode scanners and there was a great turnout of runners in their orange vests which was good to see.
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Significant milestones were for Daniel Nilstrum running his 100th parkrun and Darren Whiting running his 50th parkrun today. Well done guys. The run went smoothly with Dan Nilstrum taking the first finisher by a significant margin on his 100th parkrun. Well done again Dan, a fantastic achievement. The highlight of the day for me was the amount of encouragement one lady gave to her running partner Simon. Simon was getting clapped very loudly towards the finish line. It was only then when I realised that Simon was not a person but a French bulldog probably completing his first ever parkrun! Congratulations Simon.
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There was cake at the finish and several people adjourned to the WSA for more cake bacon butties and coffee. Thanks again to all the runners for all your support it was a good atmosphere on the course. And thanks again to all the volunteers without them we couldn’t make the parkrun work. Please remember that there is no parkrun next Saturday due to the food festival on the Ings. See you in a fortnight. Thanks Tim Tunnard on my Run Director Debut.

Here are this weeks stats: This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
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The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Andrea NORMINGTON • Melanie J C CALLAGHAN • Vera SAVARANI • Jacky DARLEY • Fiona KNAPTON • Valerie BELL • Clare BENTLEY • Gillian FOX • Rob DRIVER • Rebecca NORMINGTON • Gary OTHICK • William GIDDINGS • Oliver GIDDINGS • Sophia GARNETT • Tim TUNNARD • Nils LINSTRUM • Daniel LINSTRUM • Alex MATTHEWSON • Darren WHITING • Ursula MCGOURAN • Sarah MURRAY • Alex FOREMAN • Barry HUTCHINSON • Hana LINSTRUM • Sean WRIGHT • Trish COMET-SMITH • Freddie KINGHAM • Louise WRIGHT • Jane WILLIAMS • Joanna RANKIN • Emma WARNER

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.83% (21:59) on 18th June 2016 (event number 52).

Wetherby parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,954 participants have completed 13,859 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,295 km, including 2,386 new Personal Bests. A total of 373 individuals have volunteered 2,298 times.