New Years Day 2022 Armley parkrun

Start the year as you mean to go on. Join us for a special New Years Day Armley parkrun to celebrate the New Year together.


Always a great atmosphere to start the year!

If you'd like to volunteer at this special event, please email us at

Hope to see you there at the usual time of 9am

Michelle and Team Armley


Christmas Day Armley parkrun 2021

A festive parkrun is always a wonderful way to start Christmas Day. It's heartwarming to bring the Armley parkrun family together on the morning, dressed in festive gear and wish each other a Merry Christmas. Join us for an event full of spirit and good cheer and an atmosphere with a guaranteed feel good factor.


Anyone can join in the fun, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or just want to spectate, feel free to invite family and friends, the more the merrier!

If you'd like to volunteer for this special event, please email us at

Hope to see you there at our usual time of 9am.

Michelle and Team Armley


International Women’s Day parkrun – Saturday 7th March 2020

Research shows us that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. As part of our efforts to encourage more women and girls to participate, we are planning a female-focused parkrun celebration on Saturday 7 March 2020, the day before International Women’s Day. In England, this also helps support the This Girl Can campaign created by our partner Sport England.

We would like to encourage everyone to dress in purple (our chosen colour for the day) and bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before.

We are also hoping to organise an all male volunteer team, to enable as many females as possible to take part and complete the 5k course, whether you want to walk, jog or run, it's all about encouraging female particiaption.

There will also be a special welcome flag and selfie frame to celebrate the day.

If you would like to volunteer for this IWD special event, please email or visit our facebook page and comment on the IWD post.


Run Report for event #76– The Mild One. By Dave Lingwood.

Over 100 parkrunners took advantage of unseasonably mild weather and a lovely autumnal morning to get their parkrun fix on Saturday at Armley.


Gathering at the start, with the temperatures hitting a balmy 7 degrees, there was a warm welcome from our Run Director Michelle who confirmed that due to some boggy patches on the course there would be a slight amendment to the course. This didn’t seem to worry us all too much though, and attention turned to milestones. Although no runners confessed that they were completing one of the big one there were a few modest heroes in this respect.

Congratulations to both Paul Ramsay and Gavin Jones for each completing their 50th parkrun today. An amazing achievement!

With the formalities done, we were off! Visiting from York and on a mission to complete as many Yorkshire and the Humber parkruns as possible, I was intrigued to see how Armley would fare compared to its nearby neighbours. Conditions were certainly excellent, and the clear weather offered a great opportunity to explore the park.

Setting off on the first lap, I really enjoyed the wide path, sharp turns and slight upwards stretch. Excitement levels reached an all-time high though as I ran along the perimeter of the field. I wasn’t prepared for the stunning view of Kirkstall and Headingley on my right, but certainly enjoyed taking it all in as I also tried to navigate the grassy terrain without falling over!

From here on, it was lovely to see the course open up and see the marshals and fellow runners in the distance. After a good bit of technical zig zagging around the football pitches, I enjoyed getting back on the footpath.

On my second lap, I realised I had completely missed the marshals enthusiastically singing Christmas songs at ‘Disco Corner’! I don’t remember seeing this anywhere else on my travels. I particularly appreciated the festive cheer, and I definitely think every parkrun in the
country should now have this set up!

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Finishing in a time I was happy with after another enjoyable lap of the course, I came away from Armley with a warm glow to match my cheeks. Armley offered a great slice of parkrun tourism. The course is ‘Yorkshire flat’ with a perfect mixture of terrain. Most importantly, though, it offered a good old friendly Yorkshire welcome from the event team all the way down to the runners taking part. I definitely look forward to returning and doing it all again.
Thank you, and see you soon hopefully!

Many congratulations to all the participants including the following:
Josh DAWSON – First Male Finisher (19:20)
Samantha HARRIS – First Female Finisher (22:52)
Lynne BARRETT – Best Age Grading (70.13%)
Diane AYKROYD - Most Experienced Parkrunner, amazingly completing her 438th parkrun.

For the benefit of the statistically inclined we welcomed 21 first time visitors from different parkruns, and runners from 20 clubs. We had visitors from Saltburn, York, Wilmslow, Liverpool, Rawmarsh, Otley and Bexley. On the subject of visitors, we had a very special international visitor – Rocco MARZANO – all the way from Australia. Rocco commented on the Facebook page that he loved his first experience of parkrunning in the UK and somewhat intrigued I checked his stats! It is certainly fair to say that Armley is a bit different from his home run in Australia – namely Shellharbour parkrun, not too far from Sydney. I made the mistake of searching for this on the parkrun website and it looks to be one of the most beautiful parkruns in the world. Thank you again Rocco for visiting and enjoy the rest of your trip in the UK. Glad you enjoyed your own spot of parkrun tourism!

Congratulations to the 9 parkrunners who smashed their PBs. Well done to Kevin TOWERS, Nathan Lee WICKS, Fergus HADLEY, Yvonne LINLOW, Mark DINSDALE, Emma HOWSON, Simon READ, Eileen MORRISON and Karen FAWCETT. You are all amazing!

We finally welcomed 4 first ever parkrunners to Armley. Well done to Joseph TATTON, Ellie TYLEY, Lucinda HURST and Mark REASON. Congratulations to you all and welcome to the parkrun family.

Today’s parkrun wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to ensuring the event went as smoothly as ever. Thank you to the following awesome volunteers who offered encouragement and a warm welcome:

Geoffrey BLADES, Jodie BYWATER, Sibella DAWKINS, Diane DAWKINS, Michelle

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Armley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Marcos Angel VALERO PALACIOS who recorded a time of 16:13 on 10th August 2019 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:43 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Brian HILTON who recorded 88.95% (20:04) on 25th May 2019 (event number 49).


New Years Day Armley parkrun 2020

New Years Day....also known as 'Double up parkrun day'


We'll be hosting an extra New Years Day parkrun starting at 10.00am. The only day of the year you can do 2 parkruns and get 2 results. We may even go for a hot pub lunch afterwards too. A great way to start your new year.

To check out times of other parkruns and plan your "double up", please go to

If you'd like to volunteer for this extra special New Years parkrun, please email us at

Hope to see you there,

Michelle and Team Armley

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