Harrogate parkrun

Harrogate parkrun

The wettest parkrun ever? There was discussion afterwards in the cafe about how Boxing Day was the wettest ever but for a lot of us it was today. You know when you look out the window and it's raining so … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:21 pm
Who's looking forward to parkrun tomorrow? Everyone we hope! The weather forecast is a bit iffy but fortunately 9am looks to be the best part of the day so make the most of it and come down to the Stray. … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:20 pm
Saturday dawned fair and bright and stayed that way just long enough to set out the flags to mark the course, measure it and welcome the volunteers. The promised rain arrived at the precise moment the briefing started and ensured we were all thoroughly … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:23 am
We're set for another great Saturday morning on the Stray - are you? The kit's all sorted and the roster is brimming with fabulous volunteers to support and encourage you from start to finish, so do make sure you join us. Have a … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 14, 2017, 5:09 pm
Fed up with the unpredictable weather? Got caught up in the show traffic? Just having one of those days? Or maybe everything's perfect? Whatever way your week is going don't forget a bit of exercise and fresh air works wonders … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 12, 2017, 1:47 pm
8th July 2017 – Mini Mermaids take on Harrogate parkrun! A beautiful morning met the girls of Oatlands primary school as they all collected on the edge of the Stray ready to take on their FIRST ever 5km challenge. The … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 11, 2017, 10:19 pm
Hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to joining us in the morning. We're all prepared and a warm welcome awaits regular faces, visitors and first timers. It looks like the weather is going to be kind too so … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 7, 2017, 4:41 pm
Half way through the week again and not only that but half way though the year too already....eeek.... ah well it's the perfect time to reassess those parkrun goals and set some targets for the coming weeks and months. So what's … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 5, 2017, 6:25 pm
Wow what a weekend ! After a week of grim weather Saturday dawned with warmth and sunshine, perfect parkrun conditions. And it really was a perfect parkrun morning. A crack team of awesome volunteers on had to ensure that 339 … Continue reading
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: July 4, 2017, 9:41 pm
The countdown's begun To Harrogate parkrun The weather looks fine So we'll see you at nine By the bench on the Stray For the most fantastic way To start off your Saturday.      
Author: harrogateoffice
Posted: June 30, 2017, 4:06 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

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
In today’s society it appears there’s no such thing as an accident, we’ve all seen that ‘where’s there’s blame there’s a claim’ well there’s one man responsible for changing your lives and making you all parkrunners in the Harrogate and … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 12, 2017, 6:47 am
There was a time, back in the day, when a Fountains Abbey parkrun attendance of 249 would have been considered a large turnout. By the standards of recent times, today’s number was less than expected, but it contributed to a … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 9, 2017, 4:00 pm
As the great Brenda from Bristol said: "there's too much politics going at the moment"; so with the British Lions playing the All Blacks in Wellington yesterday as the run brief was delivered, we had a rugby theme. And the … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: July 2, 2017, 8:23 pm
  Fountains Abbey parkrun #170 Run Report Late June weather continued to be kind to us as Fountains Abbey hosted parkrun #170; at least the hot conditions from earlier in the week had dropped to make the running conditions more … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: June 25, 2017, 6:03 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #169 Run Report We are often guilty as charged of overusing superlatives when writing a Fountains Abbey parkrun report, and this week will be no exception. Blessed with glorious June sunshine though perhaps slightly warmer than ‘perfect … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: June 18, 2017, 5:18 pm
Fountains Abbey parkun #168... A rainy start to parkrunday this week-end, and perhaps not entirely perfect running conditions. However, as we checked out the course first thing there was loads of wildlife, particularly rabbits, out in force as well as … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: June 12, 2017, 7:26 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #167 Run Report If you’ve never heard of the ‘Bob Graham Round’, or even if you have heard of it but don't know much else, it is a seriously tough challenge. It demands the challenger to run … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: June 5, 2017, 9:20 pm
Fountains Abbey parkrun #166 Run Report Another beautiful parkrun made possible by an amazing 'dream team' of Volunteers and 346 fabulously photogenic runners. Thank you to the National Trust for including Fountains Abbey parkrun in your updated marketing materials. It … Continue reading
Author: fountainsabbeyoffice
Posted: May 28, 2017, 9:09 pm