Soggyrun

186 truly epic running efforts this morning folks. Fantastic to see so many of you there on such a grim morning. Great to see the Pumas out in force, hope you enjoyed your run.

But the real heroism came from the volunteers. Special thanks must go to Bev, Callum, Sheila & Andrew who were out marshalling the course and didn't get the brief respite of standing under the shelter. I hope everyone's dried off and got themselves on the outside of a cuppa.

The rain interfered with the scanning a bit (poor workman blaming tools...) so we have a bundle of finishing positions with no runners and some runners with no finishing position. If you are A178560 or A3905947 please let me know if you know your finishing position. If you were scanned and haven't appeared in the results please let me know your details - Email brighouseoffice@parkrun.com. If you're affected apologies for the delay in getting your result but we'll get it sorted.

 

1st Saturday of 2018!

Nearly parkrunday! Our first Saturday run of the year. If you're new to parkrun we're really looking forward to seeing you in the morning! The run starts at 9 but we usually have a warm up at 8.50 and a first timer briefing shortly after.

The most important thing you can do today is get your barcode ready. Don't forget your barcode!

 

Parkrun Report, 30th December 2017

Today's run was cancelled due to the ice on the bridge and paths. Some of our core team were in the park at 7:30 am to check conditions and make the call. Messages were quickly posted to our Facebook page and on the website. Then the ripples of social media spread the word to other local parkruns, running clubs and runners.

Between 8:30 am and 9:00 am, fifteen to twenty runners arrived at the park, including visitors from Cambridge. Everyone was very understanding about the cancellation and thanked the core team for being there so early to make the tough decision. Some rushed off hoping to get to Horton Park in time for the start; some tried running the course, but changed route after skating in places; some caught up with old friends and headed home together; some new friendships were forged with introductions made as they went for a coffee.

Even when there's no run, parkrun is still awesome.

 

Christmas 2017 & New Year 2018

We will not be holding a Christmas day run in Brighouse.  Some of our nearest and dearest neighbours will be holding events so check their pages for details.

However, we will be holding a New Years Day run on Monday 1st January 2018 - weather permitting.  The run will begin at 8.30am in Brighouse to enable runners and volunteers to make it to Huddersfield for their New Year run at 10.00am.  Let us know if you would like to volunteer with us and get a run in at Huddersfield.

 

Run Report, Event #1, 3rd September 2016

Well here is the first official run report from the first Brighouse parkrun.

The rain stayed away for our first parkrun and conditions were excellent as was the atmosphere when the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Howard Blagbrough, addressed the runners welcoming them to Wellholme Park. A big turnout of 438 parkrunners eagerly gathered at the start to see the Mayor cut the ribbon and send them on their way to 438 PBs!

Many tourists attended and came from as far away as Gatwick and Coventry plus local parkruns Huddersfield, Halifax, Oakwell, Bramley and no doubt many more.

A massive thank you to all the volunteers, without whom we wouldn't have a parkrun and thank you to Calderdale Council for its financial and moral support. We will be here every week from now on.

If you want to volunteer, and we do need you, then please let us know. It's very rewarding, you'll meet new friends and contributes to the amazing phenomenon that is parkrun. You can "opt in" to emails from Brighouse parkrun by clicking on "Manage my profile" on any email you have had from parkrun. Then we can let you know if we need help at a run.

Here are the stats from our first run.

Male placings:

Tom JAGGER (VM35-39) of Stadium Runners, was first over the line in 18:05 - first appearance. An unknown runner was second. Steve DARBY (VM50-54) of UKnetrunner, was third over the line in 18:15.

Female placings:

Elizabeth SANDERSON (VW35-39) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was first (56th overall) over the line in 21:49 - first appearance. Clare SMITH (VW35-39) of CSSC Sports & Leisure, was second (67th overall) over the line in 22:36. Kirsty EDWARDS (VW45-49) of Northowram Pumas Running Club, was third (84th overall) over the line in 23:29.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Keith MCGHIE (VM55-59) was graded 81.92% for the time 19:05 (8th overall). Steve DARBY (VM50-54) was graded 80.82% for the time 18:15 (third overall). John CALVERT (VM45-49) was graded 74.53% for the time 19:38 (13th overall).

This week there were 438 runners. Representatives of 54 different athletics clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighouse parkrun Results Page.

See you all next week. The Core Team.

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