Cancellation on the 7th July 2018

Dear Oak Hillbillies,

Unfortunately due to another event in the park on Saturday the 7th July, Oak Hill parkrun will be cancelled for that day *sad face*

Luckily there are plenty of other Wonderfull parkruns nearby,  *happy face*

Why not give one of the following a try?

We will be back on Saturday 14th July as normal - see you then!


New Year’s Day Double !

For all of you joining us on the 1st January who just can't wait for 10:30am, you can do the double!

That's right, head over to our friends at Grovelands parkrun at 9am, and then join us at 10:30am

If you are free to help out at ant of these events, please drop us a line at

Happy Holidays Hillbillies!


Seasons greetings Hillbillies!

We are pleased to announce a full schedule of Oak Hill parkruns over the festive season;
- Saturday 23rd December 2017 - 9:00am
- Monday 25th December 2017 - 9:00am - Christmas Day
- Saturday 30th December 2017 - 9:00am
- Monday 1st January 2018 - 10:30am - New Years Day

If you are free to help out at any of these events, please drop us a line at

Happy Holidays Hillbillies!


AED Defibrillator Training

After a bit of a summer lull, we're back on schedule to have the first of our Defibrillator training on Saturday 2nd September. It will be at 10 am after the parkrun on tennis court number 3.  Places are limited but we have a few left so please email if you would like to attend and we will try to fit you in.

We're looking for regular Oak Hill parkrun runners who often volunteer. All Run Directors will get training and it would be good to always have at least one other volunteer who has been trained every week.

No problems if you can't make this date as we will organise another date soon.

Thanks for your donations that have enabled us to source this essential piece of equipment.


Oak Hill parkrun AED Appeal

It is the vision of parkrun UK that 100% of parkruns will have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 5 minutes of the finish line by the end of 2017. Whilst Oak Hill have access to one at the nearby swimming pool, it is far from ideal especially as quick treatment is essential when an AED needs to be deployed. When people use an AED and chest compressions within the first three to five minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest, survival rates are as high as 60%. However when people wait for paramedics to administer the first defibrillator shock, the survival rate is only 5% to 7% because the average response time from the Ambulance service is nine minutes.

Therefore we are seeking to purchase our own AED and are asking our parkrun community to raise the funds.

AEDs are easy to use, compact, portable, automatic and very effective; they are designed to be used by lay persons and training will be provided to core team members and other parkrunners who express an interest.

We now need your help to put this in place. Approximately £1,200 is required to purchase an AED (£850), spare pads and battery (£90), waterproof bag (£80) and training (£20 pp). If everyone could contribute £5-£10 I am sure we could reach our target quickly.

How to donate:

By PayPal - please go to the parkrun website - Oak Hill sub-site; About Us.  Here is the link: You can see donations there - please click on the Donate link in the centre of the page.

Please add the comment “Oak Hill AED Appeal” in the special instructions section when making a donation.

Or by cheque to ‘parkrun UK Ltd’ and send to: 96a Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9LB specifying “Oak Hill AED Appeal”.

Under no circumstances must any money - cash, cheques, or anything else - be handed to a parkrun team member.

Thank you so much for your support.

Grahame Davies, Run Director
On behalf of the entire Oak Hill parkrun team

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