Christmas & New Year

We will be holding a parkrun on both Christmas Day 2019 and New Year's Day 2020, both at the usual start time of 9am.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

 

York parkrun #350 05/10/19 run report – Ian Fairlamb

 
On Saturday 2nd of October 2004, 13 runners and 5 volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, for a free, timed, 5k run, called the Bushy Park Time Trial. They couldn't have known what they had started, but some 15 years later, more than 4 million different people from around the world have completed a parkrun across 21 different countries. Between them, that’s a staggering 53.8 million parkruns!  The parkrun movement and global ethos that accompanies it is ingrained in all things that are York parkrun! Indeed, the autumn is a special time in York, and a fairly crisp morning with leaves falling from the trees reminded us that the seasonal change had a cometh. The Knavesmire was cloaked with a thin veil of mist, with the still air making it quite simply the perfect parkrun day. 484 People came along to enjoy the autumn air and wonderful atmosphere, which led to what can only be described as a PB-fest, with 77 people obtaining personal bests! Together we ran 2,420‬ km, which is roughly the same distance to get from York to Sevilla (Spain) by road. Clare Moffatt was our enthusiastic Run Director, on this the 350th York parkrun.

We are very fortunate to benefit from wonderful volunteers. They so willingly get involved and this is one of the reasons why the parkrun movement continues to go from strength to strength. Therefore, the following 32 awesome volunteers are thanked for dedicating their time and effort, ensuring that the event ran so brilliantly:

Clare MOFFATT • Chris POULTON • Mark HARNEY • Rebecca CRAVEN • Don FORMHALS • Nick GRIFFIN • Richard PENNY • David CHRYSSIDES • Paula KELLY • Stuart LESLIE • Kate OSBORN • Barbara GRIFFIN • Jane ANSPACH-SYKES • Ellie GRIFFIN • Liz PIPER • Linda GREWER • Roger HORBERRY • Anna MARSHALL • Ian FAIRLAMB • Paul FOSTER • Poppy PRIESTLEY • Peggy FITZGERALD KAY • Gail HITCHENS • Yvonne ORTON • Becky SHEARD • Kirsty DINSMORE • Sally MINSKIP • Toni JENKINSON • Justin ABBOTT • Sally DANIELS • Ella DANIELS • Lily FLEAT

Milestones define so many of us parkrunners and so on this day we congratulate the following people for reaching their amazing milestones:

William TORGERSON - 100 parkruns
Sue COWARD - 50 parkruns
Danny GOLDING - 50 parkruns
Les MAGUIRE - 50 parkruns
Kate WOZNIAK - 50 parkruns

The first female finisher today was Emma TUNE of Goole Viking Striders in a time of 20:59. The first male finisher was Jonathan WALTON of Leeds City AC in a time of 16:15, with the highest Age Grade of the day - 90.77%.  Mary Farmery had the highest female Age Grade of the day - 82.34%.

There were 74 first timers at York parkrun. Congratulations to all, especially those starting their parkrun journey today (27 in total), namely Bhumiraj GURUNG, Steve HEDAR, Jonathan CAMPBELL, Harry MOORE, Luke ZWALF, Kevin MOORE, Samantha SYMES, John LAVERTY, Jim LAYCOCK, Greg POTTS, Linda WAYMAN, Karen MARSHALL, Ursula LANVERS, Anna COPPING, Rachel BLATCHFORD, Michael SYMES, Charles BOWMAN, Emma PEGGS, Molly HAZELWOOD, Sophie CLARKE, Luke WHITELAW, Connor PEARS, Billy OGILVIE, Natalie KESTERTON, Daniel GILES, Ramsay TAYLOR and Sinead WILLIS.  We look forward to seeing and welcoming you back again at York parkrun.

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the York parkrun Results Page.

The female record at York parkrun is held by Laura WEIGHTMAN, recording a time of 16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190).
The male record is held by Graham RUSH, recording a time of 14:37 on 19th August 2017 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM with 97.59% (in a time of 21:25) on 17th November 2018 (event number 308).

York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 20,304 people have completed 129,159 parkruns covering a total distance of 645,795 km - fun fact of the week: only 123,005 km to go until we will have collectively (metaphorically) travelled to the Moon and back (~768,800 km). When will that be? the current estimate is the back-end of 2020. A total of 974 individuals have volunteered 7,953 times at York parkrun.

 
 

28th September – Access and parking restrictions on Knavesmire Road

Hello parkrunners! This coming Saturday (28th Sept) we'll be sharing the Knavesmire with the York Balloon Festival, and there are traffic restrictions and NO PARKING on Knavesmire Road.

Full details are in the link below, but if possible please do consider if you need to drive and do allow a bit of extra time this week. Parking looks to still be available behind the racecourse stands, but with our friends at Heslington not running this week we are expecting a bigger than normal turnout so space will almost certainly run out.

https://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/18409/balloon_festival.pdf

 

Saturday 21st September 2019 – Liz Piper

Saturday 21st is memorable for being National Pecan Cookie Day, making it a natural for getting up and heading off into the fresh air.  A beautiful sunrise was accompanied by glorious weather, therefore, at 9am it was time for a run - in fact time for the 348th Knavesmire parkrun!  So, beneath a deep blue sky, in sparkling sunlight, 539 people along with assorted dogs, pushchairs and other appendages, gathered to run, jog and walk around the course.  Knavesmire parkrun is known for its biting little headwind on the home straight but today the wind was gentle and barely there, giving us all a pleasant surprise.

Celebrations

Cheers were in order for Damien Parkinson celebrating his 250th run, for Richard Penny celebrating his 100th and for Orna O’Toole and Andrew Lowson celebrating their 50th .

A round of applause too to all those celebrating their very first parkrun, you know who you are and should be proud of your achievement.  Hope to see you all again next week!

Visitors:

Parkrun tourists travel from far-flung places and distant climes such as Canada and Heslington.  However I must mention one group - Sole Mates.  Having followed them to the Knavesmire and then around the course I had to find out more.  They are a group based in Matlock who run to support each other during life’s hard times and aim to have fun!  They turned up to celebrate a friend’s special birthday - and were heading for a cooked breakfast when I caught up with them.  Hope you enjoyed the run, guys.

Now, first, a big thank you to all of the volunteers who worked to set up the course, marshal, cheer us on, scan bar codes and all the other jobs that ensure that we are able to run.  Without your help, runs would have to be cancelled (two down south have been cancelled recently due to lack of volunteers).  We really do appreciate what you do for us!

This week our volunteers included the following amazing people:

Claire ANTROBUS, Ethan ARNOLD, Jerry BARNES, Bethany BENGER, Yakov BOANI, Duncan CHAMBERS, David CHRYSSIDES, Caitlin CLARK, Charlotte ELKINGTON, Peggy FITZGERALD KAY, Lily FLEAT, Don FORMHALS, Julia GAVIN, Linda GREWER, Barbara GRIFFIN, Mark HARNEY, Toni JENKINSON, Jane LAWSON, Neil LAWSON, Clare MOFFATT, Adam MOGER, Ellie PAGE, Poppy PRIESTLEY, Pauline REEVELL, John REEVELL, Rob SEFTON, Louise STRINGER, Alan WILKINSON, David WOOLER and Carol WOOLER

#Three cheers!

And next for the results.

Male placings:

First past the post in a time of 16mins 34 was Rob Byers.  He was followed by Jake Stephens in 16mins 52 (a PB) and George Phillips from University of York AC Harriers (another PB) who came in third place with a time of 16mins 59.

Female placings:

Monika Smutek came in first woman in a time of 20mins 45.  She was followed by Brooke Poynter in a time of 22min 04 and Alissa Sharma from Roundhay Runners who came in third with a time of 22min 11 (a new PB).

More milestones:

Today there were 19 first timers  doing their first ever Parkrun and a further 91 people running the Knavesmire course for the first time.  Nice to meet you all.  This means that you have all gained a personal best time.

In fact today a further 56 people gained new PBs.

Well done to all of you.

And now a word of encouragement - please don’t think you have to be another Mo Farrah to join us.  This week we had pacers for all paces and, whatever your speed or ability, you are welcome to join us.  You will never be the last person in, we have a tail walker who takes that position.  For most of us parkrun is not about racing and winning, but a warm and welcoming social event with a run or walk thrown in for good measure.  So come along and try us out!

You might even like to join our band of happy volunteers - there are plenty of opportunities to help out and we are always pleased to see new recruits.  Just take a look at our park run web page and send us an email at yorkhelpers@parkrun.com if you would like to take part as a volunteer.  See you next Saturday!

 

 

York parkrun No.347 – 14/9/19 – Paul Foster

Well, the day dawned, cold but dry. For only the 3rd time in the parkrun history, we were set to run on course C.  A group of brilliant and energetic volunteers set  up(very well in my personal opinion, but I did help!) the course under the leadership of run director Nick.

The big question was, would the people find us stuck in a corner of the Knaivesmere find us?, well they did , 302 people ran, jogged and walked the course. Chapeau to all!

Before we go any further, the deserved  fanfare for the said volunteers that helped get the show on the road:

Chris POULTON • Clare ROWNTREE • Jane Victoria MARSHALL • Nick GRIFFIN • David CHRYSSIDES • Barbara GRIFFIN • Ellie GRIFFIN • Kate DAVIDSON • Liz PIPER • Sean WITHILL • Roger HORBERRY • Julia GAVIN • Ethan ARNOLD • Graham ROBERTSON • Monica TURNER • Ric WOODCOCK • Zoe BOUNDS • Alastair CRAVEN • Paul FOSTER • Peggy FITZGERALD KAY • Yvonne ORTON • Elaine DANBY • Sally MINSKIP • Samantha BROADBENT • Lily FLEAT • Ruth LAIRD

To all, thanks so much as the parkrun would not happen without every one of you.

And before we knew it, we were off, 4 laps of the course, which was mostly grass with a bit of tarmac path , so we  didn’t miss our normal course too much! . As normal, there was a bit of jostling initially, but everybody soon got into their stride and looked like seasoned pros.

 

And after everybody's efforts, the results were:

Fastest male :Joe Morrow 16.21, fantastic run considering how much running on grass makes a difference, but a few mins off the fastest ever: Graham RUSH who recorded a time of 14:37 on 19th August 2017 (event number 253).

2nd   Kim Critchley 17:02                                                3     rd  Chris Poulton 17:11

Fastest Female: Helen GAVIN 22:14, very close to  her PB, but this still leaves  Laura WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190) as the fastest female still.

2nd     Ruth Barker 23:49                                                      3rd    Deidre Souch 24:07

But to every finisher , no matter what time , congratulations to all, you were all amazing!

The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 97.59% (21:25) on 17th November 2018 (event number 308).

To all runners and volunteers, we hope to see you all again next week for another fun filled parkrun on the normal course.

And a to finish on: York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 20,029 participants have completed 127,684 parkruns covering a total distance of 638,420 km, including 21,191 new Personal Bests. A total of 963 individuals have volunteered 7,857 times.

 

York parkrun #343 – Liz Piper

August 10th is apparently memorable for being ‘National Lazy Day’, so a natural for getting out of bed early and taking part in a run.  And what a day for a run it was!  Despite the weather forecast (torrential rain, epic storms, gale force winds, dragons, fire and floods), 5012people along with assorted dogs gathered to chat, drink coffee, quaff champagne, eat cake (oh yesss!!  More about that later.) and, of course, to run around the Knavesmire track in a strong headwind for the 343rd Knavesmire parkrun.

 

Knavesmire parkrun is known for its biting little headwind on the home straight but today the wind was in the opposite direction, taking us all by surprise.  It was certainly a day to hold on to any wigs, small children and dogs.  Even the tents pitched alongside the nearby fun fair were flapping in the breeze and the runners from Northwich with balloons had a taxing time holding onto them and preventing take off as we gathered for a longer-than-usual talk from our run director.  Announcements included the following:

 

Celebrations

This week there were many!

Today, one of our erstwhile run directors and local ambassador joined us before jogging off to his wedding , in keeping with tradition the bride ran at a different parkrun so as not see the groom before the big event.  Congratulations, Lucy and Simon and we hope you have many happy years ahead.  Just amazed by Chris’ outfit and curious to know whether he wore it for the ceremony?  (I am sure there will be photos on our facebook page).

simon

 

 

 

 

 

Camilla, well done for completing your 200th and many thanks for the delicious flap jack afterwards.  Congratulations too to Alex and Nick who were also 200th timers.

Vikki, David and Tom all completed their 50th Parkruns today, #drumroll and a round of applause.

 

Visitors:

Parkrun tourists from far-flung places and distant climes such as Harrogate and Northwich joined us today and braved the headwind in an attempt to gain a PB on our ‘fast and flat’ course.

We were also visited by the Co-op, who have been among our sponsors.  They very kindly brought ‘Food swap boxes’ containing treats and vouchers, a delightful idea to help us all to change to more healthy eating habits.  Thank you.  The gesture was much appreciated.

coop

 

 

 

 

 

And now, a big thank you to all of the volunteers who worked to set up the course, marshall, cheer us on, scan bar codes and all the other jobs that ensure that we are able to run.  Without your help, runs would have to be cancelled (two down south were cancelled last month due to lack of volunteers).  We really do appreciate what you do for us!

 

This week our volunteers included the following amazing people:

Ethan ARNOLD, Darren Glen BAKER, Yakov BOANI, David CHRYSSIDES, Peggy FITZGERALD KAY, Julia GAVIN, Catherine GREAVES, Laurence GRIFFIN, Nick GRIFFIN, Mark HARNEY, Neil LAWSON, Jane LAWSON, Michael LEADBETTER, David LEESE, Mervyn LEWIS, Michael MCGRATH, Rachel MCMAHON, Sally MINSKIP, Yvonne ORTON, Debbie PENDLE, Richard PENNY, Poppy PRIESTLEY, Fiona SEFTON, Adam SEFTON, Jet Jon SHEPHERD, Abbie SPENCE and Louise STRINGER

#Three cheers!

 

Now for the results.

Male placings:

First past the post in a time of 16mins 25 was Tom Oates, a first timer.  He was followed by Chris Poulton from York Acorn RC in 17mins 03.  Stephen Asquith from Gateshead Harriers (another first timer) came in third place with a time of 17mins 12.

 

Female placings:

Sharon Johnstone, a first timer from Wilmslow RC, came in first woman in a time of 20mins 14.  She was followed by Natalie Greaves from Knavesmire Harriers in a time of Kathryn Fielding (a first timer) with a time of 25mins 16 and Madeleine Reynolds came in third with a time of 21min 26.

 

 

More milestones:

Today there were 19 first timers  running their first ever Parkrun and a further 88 running their first Parkrun on the Knavesmire - nice to meet you all.  This means that you have all gained a personal best time.

In fact despite, or maybe because of, the inclement conditions (did I mention the wind??), a further 46 people gained new PBs today.

 

Well done to all of you.

 

It isn’t windy every Saturday - and anyway some of us enjoy running in the wind, so why not come along next week and bring a friend?  Drag them from their comfortable beds and bring them along.  Parkrun barcodes can be downloaded for free and make excellent birthday/wedding/retirement/other celebration gifts (as some of us discovered today whilst running).

 

You might even like to join our band of happy volunteers - there are plenty of opportunities to help out and we are always pleased to see new recruits.  Just take a look at our park run web page and send us an email at yorkhelpers@parkrun.com if you would like to take part as a volunteer.  See you next Saturday!

 

York parkrun #342 – by Linda-Claire Smith

York parkrun #342 - by Linda-Claire Smith

York was resplendent in the sunshine on Saturday as we gathered to hurl ourselves around the parkrun course with gazelle-like grace and speed. Or like a lump of Yorkshire Pudding in my case. Like us, many people were there, not only for the ‘Y’, but because they were visiting for the Run For All 10km the next day. After Sally’s multiple first timers’ briefing (people kept turning up just as she’d finished telling the previous lot), we steadied ourselves for the off, some of us remembering RD Rob’s sage advice to not run tomorrow’s 10km today.
It’s an impressive sight to behold almost 500 people prepare to run – because you can see everyone clearly all the way round the course, it’s rather inspiring to be a part of it, no matter how quickly you run, jog or walk. The course is super flat (and ties with my home run of Long Eaton with 9 feet of elevation – I felt quite at home plodding along at sea level) and there’s plenty of room for everyone as we spread out from the start.
One of the nice aspects of a course like this is that you get to put on your best race face as you puff past the cheering volunteers at the mid point. Their encouragement and enthusiasm is always great to see and is a very welcome sight for everyone.
There were plenty of visiting runners from across Yorkshire and surrounding counties, many of whom were also around for the 10km the next day, as well as an entire squad from the Kesgrave Kruisers and Walney Wind Cheetahs. The furthest flung tourist hailed from Singapore. We were also joined by another hen do (seems to be a theme at York parkrun), with the hen rather bravely running in a chicken suit.
Mark Bennett and Darren Felton both ran their 50th parkrun – congratulations to them! And there were 38 people embarking on their first ever parkrun – welcome to the family and just remember, your Saturdays will never be the same again…..come back next weekend and do it all again!
This week 495 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 155 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal bests – well done, especially in the warm and muggy conditions. Representatives of 61 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 38 fabulous volunteers, special thanks to them for their help and good support on the course:
Chris POULTON • Sarah HARVEY • Clare ROWNTREE • Darren Glen BAKER • Mark HARNEY • Robert WARD • Catherine WARD • Nick GRIFFIN • Laurence GRIFFIN • Kate OSBORN • Ellie GRIFFIN • Liz PIPER • Tim GIBSON • John FOTHERGILL • Fiona SEFTON • Luke OSBORN • Adam SEFTON • Caitlin CLARK • Rachel MCMAHON • Michael LEADBETTER • Julia GAVIN • Jane MORBY • Jet Jon SHEPHERD • Peter GRAYLEY • Alan WILKINSON • Ellie PAGE • Ethan ARNOLD • Emma BINNERSLEY • Marcus SMITH • Linda-Claire SMITH • Andrew CLARK • Louise STRINGER • Kevin ARMSTRONG • Emma FOTHERGILL • Yvonne ORTON • Carl WAIN • Amy IREDALE-MITCHELL • Sally MINSKIP
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the York parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Laura WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190).
The male record is held by Graham RUSH who recorded a time of 14:37 on 19th August 2017 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 97.59% (21:25) on 17th November 2018 (event number 308).
York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 19,544 participants have completed 125,197 parkruns covering a total distance of 625,985 km, including 20,913 new Personal Bests. A total of 942 individuals have volunteered 7,711 times.
 

Event #341 – the one with the Hen and Stag (Hag) parties

The sun was shining for our trip to York parkrun. 12 of us left the Durham area at 7am in the hunt for our Y (parkrun alphabet challenge) and to celebrate mine and my fiancé’s Hag do (stag and hen combined).

This week 514 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 88 were first timers. Representatives of 48 different clubs took part.

York parkrun is totally flat and perfect for any PB hunters. Which there were a few PBs on Saturday, 55 in total, which is incredible, well done to all of you.

Well done to Peter Cowling who ran his 100th parkrun, Ian White who did his 50th and to Becky Brown who completed her 10th parkrun. T-shirts will be making their way to you very soon I’m sure. We also had Phillip Lynch from Bradford running his 200th parkrun.

23 people took part in their first ever parkrun! Well done guys, I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did, you’re now only 49 runs away from entering the 50 club.

Finally thank you to all the following 22 volunteers who make sure parkrun happens every week, which I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks it’s the best part of the week.

Neil LAWSON • Clare MOFFATT • John Andrew OLIVER • Darren Glen BAKER • Catherine WARD • Lynn STANNARD • Margaret OLIVER • Stefan DURKIN • Cheryl DABROWSKI • David CHRYSSIDES • Roger HORBERRY • Jeannie E. SNELLING • James CARTER • Ethan ARNOLD • Sally MCLEAN • Nick WHARTON • Katie DAVISON • Traz ROULSON • Yvonne ORTON • Sally MINSKIP • Yakov BOANI • Peggy FITZGERALD KAY

You guys make parkrun happen.

The female record is held by Laura WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190).

The male record is held by Graham RUSH who recorded a time of 14:37 on 19th August 2017 (event number 253).

The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 97.59% (21:25) on 17th November 2018 (event number 308).

York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 19,389 participants have completed 124,702 parkruns covering a total distance of 623,510 km, including 20,860 new Personal Bests. A total of 938 individuals have volunteered 7,673 times.

Now, there is only one parkrun left till the wedding. Wish me luck.

 

York run report # 340 – 06/07/2019

A fabulous experience was about to take place on this fine summers day at Knavesmire. The sun shone for us today, super happy

Not spied many uber tourists, however your efforts don’t go unnoticed! Congratulations on your streak of tourism, long may it continue.

We also have to mention a fantastic milestone achievement runner. Corporal Jones who ran this 100th run today! Congratulations sir! You can certainly keep a phenomenal pace. Don’t panic! Corporal Jones, I had intended on interviewing you during the run, however you were just too quick on catching up with. Then again, this was the first time I have attempted too gave chase as the paparazzi press.

Other milestones achieved on this day were our Club 50 runners.  Abigail BROOKS • Claire INCH • Daniel WICKISON • David DENBIGH and Louise SOULSBY.

Club 100 gained new members.  Benjamin GLYNN • Chris Jones• J SMITH and Khalid AMIN.

Achievement into Club 250 * Drum roll, please! David WATSON. Congratulations! Fantastic efforts for all involved.

Special thanks for all our volunteers involved. Without yourselves, parkrun simply couldn’t take place! Superstars that made this dream a reality were:  Alan WILKINSON  •  Andrew CLARK  •  Charlie BRATLEY  •  David BANNISTER  •  Elliott SMITH  •  Ethan ARNOLD  •  Jane ANSPACH-SYKES  •  Jane LAWSON  •  Jenny STEELE  •  John REEVELL  •  Judi WATSON  •  Julia GAVIN  •  Katy DOWDALL  •  Linda GREWER  •  Liz PIPER  •  Michael GREWER  •  Neil LAWSON  •  Norry SMITH  •  Pauline REEVELL  •  Peggy FITZGERALD KAY  •  Poppy PRIESTLEY  •  Rachel MCMAHON  •  Silvia BRATLEY  •  Toni JENKINSON  •  Yvonne ORTON. Super Hi-Viz hero’s: D Thank you all for your time and efforts.

Why not offer your time one Saturday and volunteer. Parkrun can only take place with volunteers. Have your name in lights. VIP access all areas. Super high fives. The list is endless!

 Teamwork makes the dreamwork !

A huge number of parkrunners attended this event number 340. With a total of 509 Participants taking part. With 87 First Timers. Congratulations, we hope to see you again soon.

Personal Bests achieved today totalled 47, congratulations. With the heat, I doff my tourist Buff too you all.

A total of 38 Different Clubs took part in today’s run. Well done!

Scottish Uber tourist. Yorkshire Pud One Done!

Already seeking a return visit soon

 

York parkrun #339 – by Liz Piper

The B course
Saturday June 22nd, a day memorable for being: the summer solstice, National Chocolate Eclair day and a day for having a bike festival on the race course. But don’t worry folks, there’s always a Plan B - or in this case a course B.

So with the sun beaming down, warmth in the air and balloons drifting past, 367 runners, walkers and joggers gathered to run, walk and jog the 3 ½ circuits over the newly mown grass in the triangle at the end of Knavesmire Road.

With a huge percentage of runners from far places (see below) including Sheffield and Sweden, there was plenty to chat about before the start. In particular it was great to discover that Blackpool also has run/walk pacers and that one of them was running with us today! But, for those of us who were too busy chatting and making new friends to listen to the briefing (sorry Alan!), there were friendly and efficient marshals ready to direct us around the course.

And so, beneath a blue sky (did I mention the sunlight and warmth??), we set off to run the 339th York Parkrun.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who worked to devise the route, set it up and then marshalled it so well. We really do appreciate what you do for us!

In fact, thank you to all our volunteers. This week they included:
Claire Antrobus, Yakov & Sarah Boani, Silvia Mark & Charlie Bratley, Danni Bryant, James Carter, David Chryssides, Elaine Danby, Stefan Durkin, Don Formhals, Julia Gavin, Linda & Michael Grewer, Barbara Griffin, Mark Halliday, Gail Hitchens, Matthew Hogarth, Toni & Ian Jenkinson, Jane Victoria Marshall, Ellie Page, John & Pauline Reevell, Ste Robson, Elliott Smith, Robert Ward and Alan Wilkinson.

Now for the results.
Male placings:
First past the post in a time of 17mins 15 was Chris Poulton from York Acorn RC, closely followed by David Smithers of York Knavesmire Harriers in 17mins 38. Mark Bissell (a first timer) from East Hull Harriers came in a close 3rd place with a time of 17mins 44.

Female placings:
Amy Frankland (a first timer) from Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds came in first woman in a time of 18mins 55 followed by Helen Coutie from Horsforth Harriers with a time of 23mins 03 and Lisa Green (another first timer) with a time of 23min 05.

Milestones:
Today there was a veritable crowd of 84 first timers, for many of whom this was there first ever Parkrun - nice to meet you all. This means that just under a quarter of you were running here for the first time! That makes it a personal best time for all of you. And 25 of you were running a Parkrun for the first time ever.
Laura Barrett and Louise Sisley completed their 50th parkruns today.

Well done to all of you.