Harlow parkrun recognises its unsung heroes

Athletics / Mon 20th Dec 2021 at 09:35am

A NUMBER of members of the Harlow parkrun community were acknowledged over the last few weeks.

Robin Lozeau stood down as course director after a seven year stint.

Robin was one of the founder members of Harlow parkrun and was highly praised for his dedication and passion for the event.

Without dedicated people like Robin, the 5k event through Harlow Town Park may never have taken place.

There was also praise for John Gillespie, who has been timekeeper on 300 occasions,

Without John, runners wouldn’t have their personal bests, season bests or….not.

John has actually volunteered 486 times across the Harlow parkrun, Harlow Junior parkrun and Gunpowder Park parkrun (Waltham Abbey).

A number of runners also passed significant landmarks.

Seventy-six year-old Alan Powers passed his 200th parkrun. Alan has been running for decades but has been a stalwart of the Harlow parkrun since it started in November 2014. Alan is one of those members of the running community who always asks after others first.

Harlow Running Club’s Jason Fox passed his 100th parkrun. A relative newcomer to the sport, Jason has become a vital member of the running community for his enthusiasm and passion for the sport. He was joined on Saturday by a number of other Burnley supporters. Sorry, Heart of Midlothian…Alright, West Ham United…

Harlow parkrun is held every 9am, Saturday in the town park. For more details, go to


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