Run report, Event 25, 29th August 2015

Lots of families out in force at Halifax parkrun, running together, marshalling and cheering each other on. It all makes for a great atmosphere.

A special mention this week to Thomas Hill for completing his 10th parkrun. Wonderful stuff, well done Thomas!

Huge thanks to all the volunteers - what would we do without you

 

Male placings:

Ian WHITEHOUSE (VM45-49) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 18:12 - first appearance.
Chris BURKE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:14.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1616 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1608 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1604 pts.

Female placings:
Fathima PATEL (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:25 - first appearance.
Stefanie HOPKINS (VW35-39) of Stainland Lions RC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 23:38.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 24:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1893 pts.
Zena WIGGINS (Unattached) 1753 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1582 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ian WHITEHOUSE (VM45-49) was graded 77.93% for the time 18:12 (first overall).
John LANGTON (VM50-54) was graded 75.65% for the time 19:59 (5th overall).
Jonathan EMBERTON (VM50-54) was graded 71.69% for the time 21:15 (10th overall).

This week there were 98 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 1,036 different runners, including participants from 83 athletics clubs, have completed 2,703 runs covering a total distance of 13,515 km, and there have been 784 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 Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
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.

 

Run report, Event #24, 22nd August 2015

First run on our new course

We arrived to find a huge branch had fallen across the route near the monument. Fortunately, our very own Gadget Graham saved the day by nipping home for his tree surgery gadgets and cleared the course with the help of other volunteers. Our volunteers go to amazing lengths to make parkrun happen each week... Many thanks to the "Tree Fellers".

Today was the first run on our new course. Did I mention our amazing volunteers? They can move mountains too! Well maybe not, but certainly removed one hilly bit of the course. Your feedback has been great, with lots of runners telling us how much they liked the new start. What did you think? We'd love to hear.

Another first today - the first time a female runner has been the first across the finish line at Halifax parkrun. Congratulations Tanya Seager.

Lorraine Broadhurst visited Shroggs Park to complete her 90th parkrun today. Congratulations Lorraine.

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice came along and ran the cake stall. Great to see so many purple tops, with runners and volunteers showing their support for this wonderful local charity.

And now, the facts and figures....

Male placings:
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:47 - first time in 3 appearances.
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) of Wakefield Triathlon Club, was second (third overall) over the line in 19:00.
Lee RIDLEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:24.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1616 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1519 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1514 pts.

Female placings:
Tanya SEAGER (VW40-44) of Stainland Lions RC, was first (first overall) over the line in 18:12 - first appearance.
Rachel CULLEN (VW35-39) of Stainland Lions RC, was second (6th overall) over the line in 21:05 - was first to finish once before.
Elise HORNER (JW10) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1795 pts.
Zena WIGGINS (Unattached) 1663 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Queensbury RC) 1499 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tanya SEAGER (VW40-44) was graded 85.16% for the time 18:12 (first overall).
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) was graded 76.66% for the time 18:47 (second overall).
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) was graded 75.79% for the time 19:00 (third overall).

This week there were 96 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 1,010 different runners, including participants from 83 athletics clubs, have completed 2,605 runs covering a total distance of 13,025 km, and there have been 754 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 Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
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.

 

 

Run report, event #20, 25th July 2015

106 runners enjoyed the glorious sunshine at Halifax's 20th parkrun this morning. Yes, really, 20 parkruns already - how time flies when we're having fun....

31 runners came along to Halifax parkrun for the first time today, 17 of them taking their first parkrun steps. Colette did her first parkrun as part of her 18th birthday celebrations! Happy Birthday Colette!

A massive welcome to our visitors from near and far, especially runners from Hong Kong and Melbourne. We're so glad you came along and made parkrun part of your trip to the UK. Welcome one and all, hope we see you all again.

Lots to celebrate too for the 36 people who achieved new personal best times this morning. Amazing achievements everyone, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hope you are all chuffed to bits with yourselves, you've earned it.

Don't forget, next week is Yorkshire Day parkrun.

Here are today's vital statistics....

Male placings:
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:03 - first time in 6 appearances.
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) of Wakefield Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:20.
Rick HARWOOD (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:59.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1430 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1181 pts.

Female placings:
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 19:21 - first appearance.
Nicola BLAY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:25.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 25:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1504 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1330 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) was graded 76.57% for the time 19:21 (third overall).
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) was graded 73.88% for the time 19:20 (second overall).
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) was graded 69.64% for the time 19:03 (first overall).

This week there were 106 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 884 different runners, including participants from 78 athletics clubs, have completed 2,163 runs covering a total distance of 10,815 km, and there have been 639 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lucy COLLINS who ran in a time of 00:19:21 on 2015-07-25 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

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Run Report, Event #18, 11th July 2015

Great to see a few purple parkrun volunteer club shirts, both on runners and sported by Simon, the back up timer visiting from Oldham. The core team are so jealous and can't wait to get their own. Anyone who has volunteered at parkruns 25 times or more can join the parkrun volunteers club.

Check your progress towards your parkrun club tee-shirt(s) by clicking on the "manage my profile" link on any email / text sent to you by parkrun. You  can update your profile to opt into Halifax parkrun volunteer emails via this link.

Here are the latest stats:

Male placings:
Martin SHAW (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:20 - first appearance.
Mike AYLOTT (SM30-34) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 20:34.
Richard BALLANTINE (VM50-54) of Keighley & Craven AC, was third over the line in 20:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1250 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1095 pts.

Female placings:
Sue STRAW (VW40-44) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:11 - second time in 4 appearances.
Karen BALLANTINE (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 24:31.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:40.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1310 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1227 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1140 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John GREENWOOD (VM60-64) was graded 73.29% for the time 22:28 (14th overall).
Graham SMITH (VM55-59) was graded 71.70% for the time 21:26 (7th overall).
Graham FELLOWS (VM65-69) was graded 71.13% for the time 24:15 (23rd overall).

This week there were 64 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 827 different runners, including participants from 74 athletics clubs, have completed 1,950 runs covering a total distance of 9,750 km, and there have been 568 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

 

Halifax parkrun, Event #15, 13th June 2015

Last Saturday might have been a soggy morning, but that didn't dampen spirits at Shroggs Park.

Anna Walker did a great job as Guest Run Director. Thank you, Anna, everything went very smoothly.

The Halifax parkrun Sweatshop Prize for May was won by John Greenwood, who went on to get another PB at this run. Congratulations John!

Adrian Thomas joined us to run his 51st parkrun venue in 51 weeks. What an achievement! Have a great celebration back at your home parkrun in Marple next week.

Here are all the latest facts and figures from Halifax.

Male placings:
Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) of Longwood Harriers AC, was first over the line in 18:50 - second time in 4 appearances.
Gareth WILSON (VM35-39) of North York Moors Athletic Club, was second over the line in 19:20.
Paul HILEY (VM45-49) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 19:59.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1088 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 971 pts.
James O'ROURKE (Unattached) 907 pts.

Female placings:
Emer DUDLEY (VW50-54) of Roberttown Road Runners, was first (13th overall) over the line in 22:28 - first appearance.
Heather SMITH (VW55-59) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 28:41.
Zena WIGGINS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 28:45.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1212 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1051 pts.
Heather SMITH (Unattached) 999 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Richard SPENDLOVE (VM65-69) was graded 79.12% for the time 22:02 (10th overall).
Emer DUDLEY (VW50-54) was graded 76.48% for the time 22:28 (13th overall).
Paul HILEY (VM45-49) was graded 73.23% for the time 19:59 (third overall).

This week there were 59 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 762 different runners, including participants from 71 athletics clubs, have completed 1,715 runs covering a total distance of 8,575 km, and there have been 496 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

 

Run Report Event # 11, 16th May 2015

Halifax parkrun, Event number 11, 16th May 2015

Massive shout out and thanks to Queensbury RC Beginners Group for taking over Halifax parkrun this week and baking huge quantities of cake! A great time was had by all, thank you.

Congratulations to Graham Helliwell, winner of the Sweatshop monthly prize for Halifax. Graham ran all 4 April parkruns at Shroggs Park and got PBs everytime. Great acheievement, hope you enjoy selecting your new running shoes.

Congratulations also go to David Hall on completing his first parkrun, the first parkrunner in the VM85-89 age category at Halifax. Good to see you David.

It was great to welcome Neville, an international visitor from Dunedin parkrun, New Zealand. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK, Neville, and maybe a bit more parkrun tourism.

Don't forget your barcode when you go on your travels, then you can try out other courses too. Remember, no barcode no time. Barcodes on phones do not scan, so please always print a hard copy or treat yourself to a key fob or wrist band from http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/

Below are all the facts and figures for this weeks event.

Male placings:
Robin TUDDENHAM (VM45-49) of Todmorden Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 18:01 - first time in 2 appearances.
Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) of Longwood Harriers AC, was second over the line in 18:30.
Alistair GALT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 730 pts.
Martin John FIRTH (Queensbury RC) 665 pts.
Graham HELLIWELL (Unattached) 646 pts.

Female placings:
Kezia ROO (SW25-29) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:49 - first appearance.
Jessica AMBLER (SW25-29) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 23:03.
Kirsty EDWARDS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:53.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 913 pts.
Melanie WEST (Baildon Runners) 789 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 756 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Robin TUDDENHAM (VM45-49) was graded 79.28% for the time 18:01 (first overall).
Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) was graded 72.97% for the time 18:30 (second overall).
John GREENWOOD (VM60-64) was graded 72.22% for the time 22:48 (15th overall).

This week there were 110 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 677 different runners, including participants from 66 athletics clubs, have completed 1,402 runs covering a total distance of 7,010 km, and there have been 403 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

 

Halifax parkrun, Event number 4, 28th March 2015

A massive well done to the hardy souls who braved the torrential downpour to run with us this morning. It was great to see so many happy, smiling faces despite the rain. Almost a third of today’s runners were at Halifax for the first time, we are so glad you came along and would love to see you again soon - hopefully on a sunny day!

We welcomed lots of visitors from other parkruns including Brighton, Bristol and Burnley. Great to see you, please don’t think the Halifax weather is always like that.

Huge thanks go to the intrepid volunteers, without whose dedication today’s run would not have been possible. You are incredible and amazing people!

For those who love statistics, here is some information about today’s event.

Men's placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Michael GAUGHAN (SM20-24) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 18:48.
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was third over the line in 19:30.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
James O'ROURKE (Unattached) 341 pts.
Tim BROOK (Unattached) 331 pts.
Martin John FIRTH (Queensbury RC) 284 pts.

Women's placings:
Amanda STERLING (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 22:12 - first appearance.
Rachael BEAUMONT (VW45-49) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:56 - was first to finish once before.
Elizabeth SANDERSON (VW35-39) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was third (17th overall) over the line in 23:27.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Melanie WEST (Baildon Runners) 389 pts.
Dominique WILBY (Unattached) 375 pts.
Virginia Lesley LEWIN (Halifax Harriers & AC) 375 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin John FIRTH (VM55-59) was graded 77.50% for the time 20:00 (5th overall).
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) was graded 73.85% for the time 19:30 (third overall).
Amanda STERLING (VW45-49) was graded 72.22% for the time 22:12 (9th overall).

This week there were 107 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 430 different runners, including participants from 47 athletics clubs, have completed 664 runs covering a total distance of 3,320 km, and there have been 120 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Amanda STERLING who ran in a time of 00:22:12 on 2015-03-28 (event number 4).
The men's record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith MCGHIE who recorded a 78.60% run (19:33) on 7th March 2015 (event number 1).

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

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