5th Anniversary !

Would you believe it ? Hillsborough parkrun has been going almost 5 years !

We are holding our 5th anniversary run on Saturday 3rd February and we intend to make it a bit of a party :)

We'll be announcing the winners of the 2017 awards, plus running the route in the reverse direction (the only time of the year we do this). Is it easier ? - give it a go & find out !

Plus, there will be a bit of a social afterwards with hopefully lots of cake to eat, so those bakers amongst you, if you could bring with you on the morning, something home-made that would be fantastic - thank you.

If you have a parkrun top of any colour, if you could wear it at this event,that would also be great, thanks.

Details of the run are showing on our dedicated Facebook page which we use to keep the local community up to date about all things 'Hillsborough parkrun'. Link here:-


We hope to see you on the 3rd February and if you can't make it on that Saturday, don't forget we're here for you every single Saturday at 9am - we hope to see you soon.


New Years Day – Hillsborough parkrun

Start the new year in the best way possible at parkrun !

Hillsborough parkrun is holding an extra parkrun on Monday 1st January with a special start time of 10.00am.

For those of you trying to 'double up' (New Years Day is the only day of the year you are able to log 2 parkruns on the same day !), both Graves & Barnsley are holding their parkrun's at 9am which should be enough time for you to travel to Hillsborough - please drive safely !

We look forward to seeing all our friends from the parkrun community; our regulars, tourists and first timers. We will have our first timers and parkrun tourists briefing at 9:55am with the run starting at 10am.

Happy New Year !!





Hillsborough parkrun – No. 251 – Saturday 18th November

Well done to all the 360 parkrunners on this chilly but sunny morning. 55 runners joined us for the first time and 57 managed a PB. 23 fantastic volunteers made it all possible.

Special mention to Anthony on his 100th parkrun with his special team of guides, Susan, Ed, Steve, Peter, Jack, Peter. Thanks to Kathryn for making Anthony his vest as well !!

Milestone mentions this morning: Gillian Burgon and Anthony O'Keefe joined the 100 club... (and thanks Gillian for the cakes), Isobel Hunt and Michael Hunt joined the 50 club.

Thanks to the 30 or so runners from Warwick University. Hope you enjoyed it and have a good weekend in Sheffield.

Today's lovely volunteers: Carol Ann WOLSTENHOLME • Steve HELMORE • Vanessa ROUND • John LIDDLE • Edward STARTUP • Anna TRASK • Josie BROOKS • Peter MACQUEEN • Caroline BRASH • Jack SWINDELLS • Susan GILLIE • Steph MOORE • Lionel WOLSTENHOLME • Charlie ANDERSON • Phoebe SWINDELLS • Alice SWINDELLS • Stephen OLDFIELD • Peter MCCOY • Jack CRAINE • Cara MORRIS • Tabitha HEMPSHALL • Sam KEEN • Hannah POLLARD

Couple of bits of lost property: a key inside a sweatband, a pair of running gloves and a fuel belt. Let us know if these are yours, either by contacting us on Facebook or e-mailing hillsboroughhelpers@parkrun.com

Photos by Carol and Lionel of the run have been displayed on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you all next week!

John and team


Hillsborough parkrun – Saturday 4th November

Please kindly note, one of our scanners had a technical problem this morning and not all the details were able to be uploaded to the results page. Originally we had c.80 runners showing as unknown and throughout the day, this has now reduced to just over 30 through the continual updating of results as people have e-mailed information through.

If you ran at this parkrun and your details are not showing on our results page, please e-mail hillsboroughhelpers@parkrun.com with your name/barcode number and approximate time (e.g. if you were recording it on your watch), maybe your finish token number if you can remember that or even if you were just infront/behind someone you know etc. Any detail you are able to provide should be enough for us to ensure your run is recorded.

We apologise for this small issue and as usual, all our volunteers did a fabulous job in the circumstances trying to upload as many people's information as soon as possible.


Hillsborough parkrun – Event No. 246 – Saturday 14th October

What a lovely morning for 263 people to run round the park. Thanks to the 28 people who joined us for the first time and well done to the 35 runners who managed a PB.

This week's milestone mentions: Dylan Dawson and Harry Palmer-Young both joined the 10 club and Jude Stone ran with his mum on her first parkrun for his 50th - well done all!

A few scanner problems this morning, so if you know that your name scanned but you can't see your result, send us an email at hillsboroughhelpers@parkrun.com and we'll sort it out for you.

Thanks to our fab volunteers: Clive HELDERS • Steve HELMORE • Vanessa ROUND • John LIDDLE • Owain MORRIS • Anna TRASK • James WESTON • Caroline BRASH • Olivia SMITH • Peter BRASH • Tony LYELL • Stephen OLDFIELD • Peter MCCOY • Tabitha HEMPSHALL • Hannah POLLARD

If you would like to help out volunteering any week, simply look for the details on our Facebook page during the week or e-mail us hillsboroughhelpers@parkrun.com with your availability and we'll put you on the rosta - every single position at parkrun is operated through volunteers and quite simply without volunteers we wouldn't have our weekly run. If you can help out a few times a year, it really would help, thanks.

And finally, Jim's stat of the week: The week of the first parkrun, 13 years ago, the number one single was Eric Prydz reworking "Call On Me", which would fit into our average parkrun time of 27:40 about 9 times.

See you all next week when one lucky person will be the 40,000 person to complete 5k at Hillsborough!

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