New Years Day!

We're back for New Years Day parkrun again!

10am start!

There are opportunities to 2 parkruns on New Years Day.

More details can be found here:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

 

 

 

Cancelled!

 

Just to say we are cancelled on the 11th of November.

Cheers,

Mark

Huddersfield parkrun Event Director

 

 
 

Run Report – 13/08/16 – Rachel Gibson

On holiday in Marsden = an opportunity for some parkrun tourism. With husband volunteering and one daughter flying around the course with son, I was free to go round with youngest daughter enjoying the beauty of Greenhead Park. Our usual parkrun is a straightforward lollipop shape once round a playing field and however much I stared at the Huddersfield parkrun map I was never going to know where I was going. To begin with there were hundreds of people to follow but as the numbers thinned thankfully there were many many very lovely volunteers to keep us out of the paddling pool and going under the right bridges. From our vantage point towards the back it looked as if the whole park was full of colourful runners going in every direction. It is a wonderful park - after our scanning we counted ducklings, tried out the extensive play equipment and played hide and seek. Thank you for hosting a great parkrun, especially the volunteers whose encouragement and enthusiasm helped up us those unfamiliar hills and to a sprint finish (downhill to the finish line - excellent course planning)! Everyone was very friendly although I never did find out what the bunny ears were about.....

--
Rachel

Male placings:
Simon COURTNEY (SM30-34) of Stadium Runners, was first over the line in 17:03 - 34th time in 89 appearances.
Darren REECE (VM35-39) of Huddersfield RR AC, was second over the line in 17:31 - was first to finish once before.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian RAFFERTY (Unattached) 1727 pts.
Luc BURNIP (Unattached) 1496 pts.
Matthew KELLY (Huddersfield RR AC) 1245 pts.

Female placings:
Emma BURKE (VW45-49) of Meltham AC, was first (47th overall) over the line in 21:27 - 19th time in 103 appearances.
Lynn BIRCHALL (VW40-44) of Stadium Runners, was second (51st overall) over the line in 21:43 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Fiona ORDWAY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (55th overall) over the line in 21:52 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lindsay ROBERTS (Unattached) 1784 pts.
Fiona ORDWAY (Unattached) 1667 pts.
Michelle BRIGGS (Unattached) 1615 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dorothy JACKSON (VW70-74) was graded 78.01% for the time 30:01 (325th overall).
Simon COURTNEY (SM30-34) was graded 76.93% for the time 17:03 (first overall).
Darren REECE (VM35-39) was graded 76.78% for the time 17:31 (second overall).

This week there were 557 runners, of whom 43 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different athletics clubs took part.

Huddersfield parkrun started on 2nd April 2011, and since then 10,348 different runners, including participants from 372 athletics clubs, have completed 108,024 runs covering a total distance of 540,120 km, and there have been 21,057 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who ran in a time of 00:16:40 on 15th September 2012 (event number 78).
The male record is held by Mark BUCKINGHAM who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 231).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lynne MANNION who recorded a 93.67% run (21:19) on 16th November 2013 (event number 137).

 

Run report 11/06/16

On the morning of 11 June I woke up to my customary morning cuppa thinking ‘it’s Saturday, it’s 8.00am and it’s parkrun (only people of a certain age will know the significance of that!), and the question from my husband ‘Are we running or volunteering today?’ This week it was running, as I’ve volunteered for the last two Saturdays. Parkrun has been really great for me – running has never been my sport and I never enjoyed it but my daughter Kate Shaw encouraged me to take part 3 years ago and now it’s a big part of my social and fitness life.
Once up and dressed I drove to Greenhead Park – home of Huddersfield parkrun – to join my co-runners and volunteers heading towards the park gates. The familiar buzz of conversations discussing everything from injuries and pbs to general greetings drifted towards us as we approached.
First job, certainly for most ladies, is the pre-run loo visit after which it’s out to the start line and to pick your place. Our wonderful, shouty Event Directors (Mark & Simon) are giving first timers the lowdown on the route and etiquette before they join the other runners at the start. Once Mark has made the announcements, including 50, 100 and this week 250 (David Harpin) parkruns plus birthdays and parkrun tourists (one from Australia!) along with the customary reminder that we are not the sole users of the park, it’s the countdown and we’re off. It was quite cool at the start but towards the end it got a bit hot and sticky.
Since my first parkrun in 2013, numbers at Huddersfield have risen steadily from 313 to over 700 – much of the credit for this goes not only to Mark & Simon, but also to parkrun stalwarts like Paul Mullany, the late Olive Brearey (who now has ‘her’ corner signposted each week) and Tony & Kath Pinnington. I’m sure Huddersfield parkrun is one of the best and friendliest runs in the country; I have made so many new friends. As always, the runners who’ve finished cheer on their slower colleagues to the finish, with extra loud encouragement for the youngsters as they cross the line.
Finally, there’s the post-run cafe visit where some indulge with a bacon buttie or an ice-cream whilst others just enjoy a drink and a chat. It’s lovely that so many families run together or parents support by looking after grandchildren whilst their offspring do the 5k run.
Everyone does parkrun for a different reason; for some it’s an extra training session and for some it’s part of a wider fitness regime but for many, like me, it’s just because it’s fun. Long live Huddersfield parkrun.

Male placings:
Matthew BATTENSBY (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:41 - first time in 2 appearances.
Ed HYLAND (SM30-34) of Stainland Lions RC, was second over the line in 17:23 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Darren REECE (VM35-39) of Huddersfield RR AC, was third over the line in 17:30 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian RAFFERTY (Unattached) 1055 pts.
Luc BURNIP (Unattached) 951 pts.
Rashpal KHANGURA (Unattached) 653 pts.

Female placings:
Margaret BEEVER (VW35-39) of Stainland Lions RC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:15 - 10th time in 14 appearances.
Jordan MULLINGER (SW20-24) of Holmfirth Harriers AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 19:47 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Caroline HOATH (VW35-39) of Meltham AC, was third (55th overall) over the line in 21:20.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lindsay ROBERTS (Unattached) 1029 pts.
Angela RAFFERTY (AcreStreetRunners) 916 pts.
Michelle BRIGGS (Unattached) 888 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Richard SPENDLOVE (VM70-74) was graded 83.97% for the time 21:00 (45th overall).
Bridget HUGHES (VW60-64) was graded 82.65% for the time 23:09 (119th overall).
Rick SOUTH (VM55-59) was graded 80.17% for the time 19:20 (13th overall).

This week there were 722 runners, of whom 56 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different athletics clubs took part.

Huddersfield parkrun started on 2nd April 2011, and since then 10,035 different runners, including participants from 360 athletics clubs, have completed 103,241 runs covering a total distance of 516,205 km, and there have been 20,447 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who ran in a time of 00:16:40 on 2012-09-15 (event number 78).
The male record is held by Mark BUCKINGHAM who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2015-10-03 (event number 231).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lynne MANNION who recorded a 93.67% run (21:19) on 16th November 2013 (event number 137).

 

Thank you to all our fantastic volunteers for this past week:

Thanks to this week's volunteers

Alex RUTSON  •  Alison Clare COTTAM  •  Amanda VIGAR  •  Anthony PINNINGTON  •  Chloe HEWLETT  •  David IBBOTSON  •  David RUSHWORTH  •  David SHANNON  •  Emily THOMPSON  •  Emma SPENCER  •  Frank MCCAFFREY  •  Ingeborg VERHEIJKE  •  James HEPWORTH  •  Jayne WINTERBOTTOM  •  Joanne BURDEN  •  John WRIGHT  •  Kath PINNINGTON  •  Luke SIMPSON  •  Lynne HIBBERD  •  Margaret WADDINGTON  •  Mark NICHOLSON  •  Mathew HALEY  •  Max BURNIP  •  Michael WADDINGTON  •  Mollie BROOK  •  Natasha RUDD  •  Nephi ALTY  •  Rashid TUNNACLIFFE  •  Sam HERRON  •  Sandra HALEY  •  Simon BRASS  •  Simon THOMPSON  •  Stella WIGGLESWORTH - LITTLEWOOD  •  Susan CASH  •  Thomas WHITWORTH  •  Virginia (Gini) COONEY

 

If you want to volunteer in the coming weeks, please e-mail us at Huddersfieldoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

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