Join us on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day!

Yes, we'll be here on Christmas Day for a festive run, we'll even have flasks of tea and coffee to warm you up before you head home to enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day.

A week later on New Year's Day we'll be back for the only day of the year when you can run TWO parkruns! Run with us then head off to one of the nearby parkruns for your second parkrun of the day.

Both events are 9am. See you there?

 

Birthday celebrations and a new AED

We had a fabulous 11th birthday celebration, starting with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday conducted by our very own Jaz! Earlier in the week, we launched an appeal to buy an AED (defibrillator) and raised the money within a day. Thank you so much, we hope we never need to use it.

Our core team of run directors and volunteers chose our top ten parkrun moments over the past year, these were:

1. Pride takeover by Leeds Frontrunners
2. George Webster’s 50th
3. NHS 70th birthday celebrations
4. Roy Huggins’ 400th
5. Red Welly Relay
6. One-week-old George Booth completes his first parkrun
7. Takeover by Crohns and Colitis UK (Leeds)
8. Maika Ohno’s speech on her 100th
9. Christmas Day
10. Our 10th birthday

We also asked you to tell us about your parkrun inspirations, this is what you said:

Curtis Parker-Milnes – Tony Lazarus

Since starting parkrun in 2012 many people have inspired me to keep running at Woodhouse Moor. Anne, Noel, Sam, George, John to name but a few. However I must single out Curtis Parker Milnes a former pupil of mine who has beaten cancer and developed into a fantastic young man. Volunteer, run director and a fine runner in his own right, top man!

Julia Dixon – Christine Harris Moores, Louise Finn, The Edwards Family, Julie Royle-Evatt

What a great idea to recognise the people who motivate us each and every week. I have a few inspirations I'd like to mention.

Christine Harris Moores - this lady has inspired me and motivated to keep going when I wanted to give up. She's incredible. Once she's put her mind to something she really sticks to it. She has the strongest willpower of all time!

Louise Finn- my partner in crime. Spent many a park run putting the world to rights and planning our next diet and exercise mission. So proud of all of Louises running achievements. Spurs me on!

The Edwards family - Tina, Richard, Liam and Sam. Seeing this family almost every parkrun makes my heart want to burst. They are always smiling and welcoming and so encouraging. They are part of the parkrun furniture and it wouldn't be the same without them! Always cheering people along. An inspirational family.

Julie Royle-Evatt- I think we started parkrunning around the same time. Julie has stuck with it through rain or shine and improved so much! Love seeing Julie on a Saturday morning smiling and encouraging everyone.

Toby Adkins – Roy Huggins, Gwilyn Thomas, Rory Goldthorpe

There are loads of people who inspire me when it comes to parkrun, but I wanted to mention the group of "usual suspects" who can almost always be found somewhere near the front of the pack at Woodhouse Moor, week in, week out. I don't know most of them particularly well but it's always nice to share a nod and smile with them on a Saturday morning. They're all great runners and I know I'm having a decent run if I'm somewhere near them in the results! I'm afraid I don't know everyone by name but Roy Huggins, Gwilym Thomas and Rory Goldthorpe are some of those who spring to mind.

I'd also like to mention the hardcore crew of volunteers who dedicate so much time and effort to keeping Woodhouse Moor going and making it *whisper it* the best parkrun in Leeds! You guys inspire me with your dedication, particularly those who volunteer as much or more often than they run!

Wendy Lawson – Sharron and Rolf Neugebauer

Sue Jones and Helen – Roy Huggins

Can you give a shout out to Roy Huggins - he has been a great inspiration to myself and Helen . Thank him for his enthusiasm encouragement - each time he sees us he gives us a wave, smile and words of running wisdom. He also helps us sprint for those final cones - accompanying us and pulling us along - thank you Roy - we appreciate it.

 Jonathan Turner – Anne Akers

This is so obvious that everyone will already have thought of it, but I'd like to nominate Anne Akers as my parkrun inspiration.

If there was a Venn Diagram and the two circles were Anne and parkrun they would overlap perfectly. All the values parkrun stands for, are perfectly reflected in Anne's personality. She's always smiling, always welcoming to everyone, and always encouraging.

I'd also like to mention Frank Jones. He's much more understated and not as outgoing as Anne, but I often see him supporting others and running with them. He's very quiet and perhaps isn't as noticeable as Anne, if I was being rude I might say not as gobby, but he's also someone who I look up to, and who I aspire to be more like.

Woodhouse Moor parkrun generally is a wonderfully welcoming event, and it almost seems mean to single out individuals, but Anne and Frank are two of the ones who have impressed me consistently. So that's why I'm mentioning them.

Thanks, all! *blush*

Well done to Andy Bell who ran his 50th.

This week 496 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 58 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers: Andrew HARDAKER • Frank JONES • Claudia BAUER • Sam DOOLEY • Katie ROBINSON • Ken FOX • Andrew John SMITHURST • Martin BARE • Anne AKERS • Noel AKERS • Shamiso SISIMAYI • Rolf NEUGEBAUER • Ai Lyn TAN • Emma EWINS • Lorraine BEAVIS • Debbie BROWN • Steve BROWN • Sharon COLES • Jamie RYAN • Nicki DERRICK • Louise BISSET • Kristan WEBB • Sue LUMBY • Steven ALLEN • John PAPWORTH-SMITH • Sarah BELT • Naomi CALVERT • Steve RHODES • Natalie DONOHUE • Zeni BELLWOOD • Pritti MEHTA • Katherine KIRKHAM • Anya KIRKHAM-MATTHEWS • John PRATT • Sam ROBINS • Curtis LEDGER • Leanne MORGAN • James FRANCIS • Emma WALTON • Rowan SCARTH

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 21,426 participants have completed 169,839 parkruns covering a total distance of 849,195 km, including 29,237 new Personal Bests.

 

Get ready for our birthday! Run report 580, 29 Sept 2018

Just a week to go to our birthday, we'll be celebrating with post-parkrun breakfast down at the university refectory. And there's still time to nominate your parkrun Inspiration. Let us know who inspires you at parkrun and why, just email woodhousemoorhelpers@parkrun.com.

We'll be taking our annual group photo before the run, so please come in whatever parkrun tee-shirt you have, if you have one, failing that, your favourite tee-shirt.

Well done Gill Jones, who ran her 200th, Isabelle Garside who joined the 100 Club, Laura Robinson, Zeni Bellwood and Patrick Loy ran their 50ths.

This week 480 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ken FOX • Clare MAXWELL • Anne AKERS • Noel AKERS • Thomas CROWTHER • David ARMSTRONG • Rolf NEUGEBAUER • Steve BROWN • Caroline SANDERS • Deborah BROWN • Kate SOLOMON • John PAPWORTH-SMITH • Sarah BELT • Naomi CALVERT • Natalie DONOHUE • Wendy LAWSON • Julia JOHNSON • Sarah FREEMAN • Frances ANDREWS • Rommi SMITH • Zeni BELLWOOD • Laura BLESSITT • Curtis LEDGER • James FRANCIS

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 21,349 participants have completed 169,343 parkruns covering a total distance of 846,715 km, including 29,161 new Personal Bests.

 

Who’s your parkrun inspiration? Run report 579, 22 Sept 2018

It's our 11th birthday on October 6  when, we want to celebrate our parkrunners and volunteers here at Woodhouse Moor. Is there someone who has encouraged you, inspired you, helped you, made you laugh? Has someone pushed you to a PB, or spurred you on when you just didn't feel like it? 
Tell us who's your parkrun inspiration, just email us at woodhousemoorhelpers@parkrun.com, or write it down and bring it to parkrun. 
It's not a vote, we just want to be inspired by your inspiration.

This week we wished a happy 80th birthday to Don Stead who was joined by his family and friends from Pudsey Pacers. Well done to Paul Tranter, who ran his 300th and Michael Dean ran his 50th,

521 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 83 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Nicola FORWOOD • Andrew HARDAKER • Frank JONES • Claudia BAUER • Phil HAMMOND • Peter James YATES • Ken FOX • Ruth CUNLIFFE • David ARMSTRONG • Rolf NEUGEBAUER • Ai Lyn TAN • Sarah COLTMAN • Elspeth WRIGHT-BEATTIE • Rob WEBSTER • Curtis PARKER-MILNES • Michael DEAN • Naomi CALVERT • Terence Michael BALDWINSON • Laura BLESSITT • Katherine KIRKHAM • Curtis LEDGER • Stephanie BINKS

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 21,291 participants have completed 168,863 parkruns covering a total distance of 844,315 km, including 29,082 new Personal Bests.

 

Red Welly Relay – run report 578, 15 September 2018

It was good to welcome back our friends from Touchstone who were looking for volunteers to support the Migrant Access Project. Thanks to all who responded.

Well done to Anna Stocks, who ran her 150th, and Ruby Cooke who joined the 50 Club, also to Nick Brady who ran his 251st parkrun, he did his 250th elsewhere!

Thank you to the 50 runners and dozen or so supporters who stayed for our Red Welly Relay after the parkrun. It was the annual female against make 25 x 200m relay with the men winning - again!

Watch out for details of our 11th birthday celebrations which will take place on 6 October.

This week 441 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Andrew HARDAKER • Frank JONES • Claudia BAUER • Phil HAMMOND • Ken FOX • Sarah FARNELL • Clare MAXWELL • Robyn JOHNSON • Janette FREEMAN • Anne AKERS • Noel AKERS • David ARMSTRONG • David BARRAS • Andrea BARRAS • Rolf NEUGEBAUER • Ai Lyn TAN • Rob WEBSTER • Debbie BROWN • Christina EDWARDS • Caroline SANDERS • Louise BISSET • Sue LUMBY • Curtis PARKER-MILNES • Joanne LUNDGREN • George WEBSTER • Clement MILNE • Laura REYNOLDS-TALBOT • Natalie DONOHUE • Lizzie COOMBES • Rommi SMITH • Jon HUGHES • Zeni BELLWOOD • Michelle DAVIDSON • Curtis LEDGER • James FRANCIS

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 21,239 participants have completed 168,342 parkruns covering a total distance of 841,710 km, including 28,999 new Personal Bests.

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