Harrogate parkrun

Harrogate parkrun

Hope you've all had a good week and are ready for parkrun tomorrow. We can't promise quite the excitement of last week's landmark number but it'll still be fantastic. We've got the weather by the look of it.....we've got the … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:46 pm
Run Report #300 On your marks  Get set  Go .......   All the best things come in threes - fictional characters include the 3 blind mice , 3 little pigs & 3 billy goats gruff . It was not one or … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:19 pm
Can you believe its our 300th event at Harrogate this weekend!?! Who will be our 300th runner this Saturday? There are rumors of cakes being baked...oh yes please! Go get your bake on To help celebrate, parkrun people have been … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 13, 2017, 8:57 pm
Normally on a Saturday morning when I am run directing I will pack all of the kit into my car and head off to the Stray. But not this week. No after ages thinking about it i finally decided to … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 12, 2017, 7:45 pm
Thank you to the 34 volunteers who stepped up this week to make our free running event possible. You are all parkrun heroes and we are very grateful for your time Steven CLOSE • Peter WEBB • Justine WEBB • … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 3, 2017, 4:06 pm
Hey folks the count down has begun I for one am excited and waiting to see if the big tree log has gone? See you all on the stray shortly before 9am or 8:45 if your a first-timer and don't … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: September 1, 2017, 6:54 pm
Whoo hoo another super spooky stray fair parkrun ! We do love is when we manage to get a route through the middle of the fairground. A huge thanks goes out as always to this weeks volunteers who were amazing … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: August 31, 2017, 8:25 pm
Hey folks hope you are all having a marvelous week so far! Parkrun#298 this Saturday on the stray is a go, as it was nearly every other Saturday in Harrogate. In fact nearly 300 of them Saturdays here's counting down … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: August 30, 2017, 9:39 pm
Roll up, roll up for all the fun of the fair. The time is set, the rides are fixed, will we run through or round, well that remains to be seen. Join us just before nine and don't forget your … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: August 25, 2017, 7:47 pm
Evening folks. The week is flying by and Saturday will be upon us soon. You will be pleased to hear preparations are well underway for parkrun#297 edging ever so close to the big 300! The roster is looking very healthy, … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:23 pm

Roundhay parkrun

Roundhay parkrun

  Do you ever wonder how people train to run in fancy dress? Two runners today abandoned their usual running garb and ran in fluffy onesies. This was to mark World Diabetes day, the connection being onesies – type one … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: November 17, 2015, 3:13 pm
Event 238 7 November 2015 What has happened to the parkrun weather fairies? I bet that you woke up, like me, and groaned about the rain; not just a few spots but a real shower.  I must admit that I … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: November 9, 2015, 12:46 pm
  I’m back after being away for two Saturdays, partly in Germany where there are no parkruns. Can you believe it? This was my first parkrun of October,( not because I was trying to dodge the campaign to donate to … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: November 3, 2015, 12:21 pm
  The second Saturday of the month means pacer day at Roundhay parkrun and we had a number of pacers.  I guess it is quite an art coming in at bang on the expected time. We hoped that it helped … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: October 13, 2015, 12:19 pm
The summer is officially over and we are in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  It is time to don those extra layers before heading out to parkrun. However, a bit of mist does not deter our faithful parkrunners, … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: October 1, 2015, 11:51 am
  It was a fantastic morning with 250 athletes stepping out to start the run, including 10 first time parkrunners. The conditions were perfect for a fast run and there were 6 personal bests in the first 12 runners to … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: September 24, 2015, 11:43 am
You will have seen the brilliant photos of Saturday’s parkrun which display all the agony and ecstasy of the event. Why the bumps? It was Alex Watson-Ushers’ due date, but that was not going to stop her from completing her … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: September 15, 2015, 7:25 pm
Back to School Saturday The first Saturday in September is when many of us will be thinking about the new school year whether you are a student, parent or generally observing how busy the roads will be. Some of us … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: September 9, 2015, 11:50 am
The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a great start with perfect weather and a full complement of volunteers. Many thanks to our fab volunteers. We had a great turnout – 265 athletes not counting buggies and dogs including 15 … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:13 pm
Aren't you glad parkrun takes place in the morning? Even though there a few spots of rain we avoided the thunder storms of the afternoon. After last week’s fantastic takeover by Valley Striders it looked though we might have been … Continue reading
Author: roundhayoffice
Posted: August 23, 2015, 3:50 pm

Fountains Abbey parkrun

Fountains Abbey parkrun

Fountains Abbey parkrun Event number 182 16th September 2017 A notable first today at the Abbey – it took us 182 runs to organise a loudhailer for the pre-run brief! Well, fewer actually, as in the early days everyone could … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: September 17, 2017, 12:44 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #181 Run Report No doubt about it there’s a hint of autumn in the air. You can feel the early morning chill and the dampness, you can smell the change, you can see the trees beginning to … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: September 10, 2017, 10:10 pm
It was a genuinely beautiful morning at the site where one night in 1473 a couple of bored Cistercian monks broke into the abbot's wine cellar one evening for a laugh, used the bottom of a cask as a target for … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: September 4, 2017, 7:23 am
Fountains Abbey parkrun #179 Run Report Bank Holiday weekends are always approached with a mild sense of trepidation as it’s simply impossible to predict the number of runners that will descend on Fountains Abbey. Will it be around 300? Easily … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: August 27, 2017, 6:17 pm
A magnificent 386 runners toed the line this week, no doubt tempted out by the early morning sunshine. We did get a couple of heavy downpours, but generally everyone enjoyed the special atmosphere of the Abbey and Water Gardens. One … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: August 20, 2017, 6:05 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #177 Run Report Glued to the World Athletics Championships all week? I bet you have… It really has been fantastic. Some highs & lows as always, but away from the Mo’s and the Usain’s, there’s a whole … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: August 13, 2017, 10:34 pm
St Oswald (7th century King of Northumbria, aka Greater Yorkshire, and Martyr) would have been delighted. The sun was shining, there was a superb team of good-humoured volunteers, not a martyr among them, and 324 runners gathering to celebrate his … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: August 7, 2017, 6:42 pm
A colourful collection of 333 runners, known as ‘a Triple Nelson’ in cricket parlance, and 23 volunteers turned out in mixed weather conditions to enjoy the delights of Fountains Abbey. Of those we welcomed a fantastic 65 first timers, we … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 30, 2017, 1:26 pm
Despite the torrential rain, 238 hardy souls braved the elements and turned up to run. We saw two very out-of-the-ordinary performances today. Firstly, Toby OSMAN ran a time of 15:45, just outside the course record by 1 measly second! Considering … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:28 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #173 Run Report "The more I run, tiddly pom, the more it's fun, tiddly pom, the more I go on running..." (with apologies to A.A.Milne). Well, it wasn't perhaps the most beautiful of days in the Hundred … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 17, 2017, 7:12 am