11th November 2017 –

A great turn out with visitors welcome from Denmark, Long Eaton, Leeds and yes Huddersfield who ventured north of the M62 to tackle our hilly course.

Wonderful and encouraging volunteers jigging and dancing ( to keep warm) thank you to each and everyone of you , and a mention to the lovely Annie Killeen who volunteered as a guide runner to the lovely Lynn , not only did Annie do this , she was setting up with hubby Marc at 8 am and then kindly they offered Lynn and her guide dog Danny a lift back to the hotel - what a lovely thing to do thank you

Congratulations to

all our first timers hope you had an enjoyable first parkrun

a very shy birthday girl

13 year old  Cavan King on his 50th parkrun and a pb brilliant - well done to the King family over the last 3 weeks with Cavan , Emily and Michael all reaching their 50 parkrun milestones.

Well done David Collett on your 50th parkrun

and  Robert Mitchell on his 100th parkrun well done Robert great to see you and the family on what we know was a very proud and emotional day for you. Robert dedicated his 100th parkrun to his uncle David Emmott from Haworth who sadly passed away on 2/4/2017 ,condolences from everyone at Halifax parkrun

 

Looking forward to QRC takeover

Hello everyone ,

The weather is looking good for the weekend , it has been brilliant seeing so many people out and about enjoying the sunshine these last few days...relaxing, communicating, laughing, chilling and getting out in the fresh air, it make you feel great

parkrun day looks to be a dry one , although a little cooler... it looks to be fine, sunny and dry and around 11 -14 degrees at parkrun o'clock. Pick out your best running gear, select your favourite running shoes, get your printed barcode and get ready to be on the start line for what will undoubtedly be the gloriously magnificent Halifax  parkrun number 113... It's going to be a corker!

The fantastic Queensbury Running Club are doing a takeover this weekend and we look forward to them cheering you round and the lovely Lynn Hill who is our Guest RD and an amazing team of volunteers and pacers from QRC .

This wondrous running club are so kindly helping us to fundraise for a defibrillator and providing a cake stall , there will also be water , fruit and , running magazines (I'm a hoarder) available - you can help by contributing to our fundraising for this essential kit.

Did you know that following cardiac arrest, AED's can make a massive difference at a time when every second counts... For every minute delay in administering defibrillation, the patient's chance of survival is reduced by 7-10%. We have Halifax hospital a few miles away but emergency medical attention or a portable AED could still be 10 minutes away.

Hopefully, we will never need to use the AED but there have been many incidents at sporting events where their availability has clearly saved a life. They are simple to use and do not require first aid training as the AED tells you exactly what to do, how and when. To complement this, we will also be looking to arrange some familiarisation training for those that wish to participate.

Now, this is where we need your help to donate , there is already a mechanism in place that allows you to donate to Halifax parkrun , we are very very grateful to all the donations we have received so far. You are all awesome.

This is a great opportunity and a bit of a no-brainer. If you agree and can help us , please can you support the QRC efforts this Saturday and donate via the link below,you'll also see from this page that all donations and our spends are fully transparent.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/halifax/aboutus/

Thank you very much for your anticipated support and please feel free to suggest fun and interesting ways to raise money to donate.

See you Saturday for cake !! Bring some cash and don't forget we have Chris our coffee man on the park from 8.30 - 10 am

Many thanks

Halifax parkrun Event and Run Directors

 

14th May 2106 – Katie is RD and Rosie (the dogs) birthday

Wow,

The sun shone on Shroggs park this morning

Katie Brook was our amazing Run Director this morning , a very well delivered and clear briefing , which was well observed by everyone. Well Done Katie fantastic job all round. .

Great to see tourists from Huddersfield and Cuerden Valley (welcome back)

Happy birthday Duncan and birthday celebrations for Rosie the lovely yapping jack russell dog who was 6 yesterday and thank you Rosies mum and dad (Simon and Marian) for the wonderful cake. Rosie loves parkrun ..well dont we all !

Next week we have a takeover from the wonderful Northowram Pumas - see you all then dfyb - its going to be a great one lots of noise , support and cake !!

Todays results

Ed HYLAND (SM30-34) of Stainland Lions RC, was first over the line in 17:14 - second time in 3 appearances.

Josh ELDERFIELD (SM20-24) of Medway & Maidstone AC, was second over the line in 18:35.
Chris HALL (SM30-34) of Stainland Lions RC, was third over the line in 18:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark TEMPEST (Unattached) 854 pts.
Michael COE (Queensbury RC) 826 pts.
David FOTHERINGHAM (Unattached) 812 pts.

Female placings:
Roxanne ARMITAGE (SW25-29) of Northowram Pumas Running Club, was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:49 - second time in 7 appearances.
Diane COOPER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:52 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie HEPWORTH (Queensbury RC) 1052 pts.
Joanne FORTUNE (Queensbury RC) 769 pts.
Rebecca FOSTER (Unattached) 732 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew DOIG (VM45-49) was graded 75.69% for the time 19:20 (5th overall).
Ed HYLAND (SM30-34) was graded 75.44% for the time 17:14 (first overall).
Graham FELLOWS (VM65-69) was graded 73.30% for the time 23:47 (29th overall).

This week there were 163 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 1,668 different runners, including participants from 118 athletics clubs, have completed 6,097 runs covering a total distance of 30,485 km, and there have been 1,656 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tanya SEAGER who ran in a time of 00:18:12 on 2015-08-22 (event number 24).
The male record is held by Matthew PIERSON who ran in a time of 00:16:29 on 2015-09-05 (event number 26).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tanya SEAGER who recorded a 85.16% run (18:12) on 22nd August 2015 (event number 24).

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

 

It’s our first birthday – Saturday 5th March

Happy Birthday to us! We'll be 1 year old on Saturday 5th March.

Come along and join us for our birthday celebrations; wear your most colourful running gear as we're having a brightest outfit competition and join us for cake (of course) afterwards.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1686687371619754/

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our parkrun over the last 12 months and particularly the volunteers who create the amazing atmosphere every week and make sure that we can keep running.

See you there

Steph & Sue (Halifax parkrun co-EDs)

 

Halloween Event – Saturday 31st October

It's going to be a scary Saturday!

As Halloween falls on Saturday this year we're going to be hosting a special parkrun on the 31st October. All of the core team will be dressing up and you're welcome to dress up too. There will be cakes and sweets after the run.

Why not let us know you're coming by signing up to our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/148617498822385/

 

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