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.
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.
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.