Christmas 2019

We will be running an event on Christmas day at 9am (as long as it is safe to go ahead).

We will NOT be doing an event on New Years Day. There are New Years day events on at Horton Park, Myrtle Park, Cliffe Castle and several of the Leeds events. Please check their pages for start times as these can vary on New Years day.



We will be holding a parkrun on Christmas Day, this will depend on the weather and on volunteers.

If you can help on Christmas Day or on the lead up to Christmas then please send us an email to

Kind Regards,
Bradford parkrun team


Important – Volunteers Needed

Bradford parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, 5km run in Lister Park. The event is run by volunteers, without them there would be no parkrun.

Our volunteers are required for no longer than one and a half hours on a Saturday morning. There are many roles to choose from which are all very easy to carry out and full training is given on the day.

Our volunteers wear hivis jackets so that you can easily find them if needed. We ask you to arrive at the finish for 08:30 on the morning of the run where you will be briefed and handed one of the jackets.


This image on the shows how many registrations there have been at Bradford parkrun, how many runs completed, and how many people have volunteered.

This is visible to everyone on the parkrun wiki. You can see that 11,557 people have registered at Bradford parkrun since it began back in April 2010, 10,521 of those have participated in a parkrun event that we have held and only 988 of those have ever volunteered.

I send out the volunteer roster to those who have opted into receiving it through email on a Sunday evening, this allows you to see what roles are needed for the next Bradford parkrun and easily email the role you would like to do. You can opt into the email by following these simple steps:

1 - Click on ‘volunteer opt-in’ on the top right corner of the email version of your weekly newsletter.
2 - Choose the events you’d like to hear from on the drop-down menu.
3 - Click opt-in after each of those.
4 - Click "save opt-in events list".

Without our required 20 volunteers our events can't go ahead. If everyone volunteered at parkrun 3 times a year there would be plenty of volunteers to go ahead every week. Please email me at after looking at the volunteer roster here.

Future Weeks:

17 vacant volunteer slots on 4th March
18 vacant volunteer slots on 11th March
Saltaire Striders club takeover on 18th March
18 vacant volunteer slots on 25th March
If you can help on any of these weeks or another week, please email email me on the above email.

*Please remember that no volunteers means no parkrun. Please volunteer in the next few weeks if you have not volunteered before, its fun, easy and everyone appreciates it.*

Jack Smith-Eccles
Volunteer Coordinator








We will be holding an event at 9am on Christmas Day (weather and willing volunteers permitting)


Run Report 19/03/2016

Well done to the 360 people who got up this morning and came to Bradford parkrun. Thank you to the volunteers helped out today. 29 of the participant were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.


To everyone who has put their name down to volunteer we really appreciate it. Currently here is the required volunteers:

26th March - 13 vacant volunteer slots
2nd April - Saltaire Striders Club Takeover
9th April - Bradford Children's Charity Takeover
16th April - 17 vacant volunteer slots
 If you are free on any of these dates please email us on

Male placings:

Graham CORBETT (VM35-39) of Saltaire Striders, was first over the line in 17:59 - third time in 35 appearances.
Scott BAIRSTOW (VM40-44) of Keighley & Craven AC, was second over the line in 18:02.
Tom LEE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:47.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Martin FILLINGHAM (Saltaire Striders) 3344 pts.
John BEESLEY (Unattached) 3299 pts.
Ben WATSON (Baildon Runners) 3236 pts.

Female placings:
Eleanor ROBINSON (JW15-17) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 18:42 - third time in 3 appearances.
Kirsty ALLEN (VW40-44) of Baildon Runners, was second (11th overall) over the line in 19:58 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Julie Ann THORNTON (VW40-44) of Bingley Harriers and AC, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 21:49 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Stacey CLEAL (Queensbury RC) 4160 pts.
Helen LOVE (Saltaire Striders) 3947 pts.
Rachel PARKER (Saltaire Striders) 2599 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Eleanor ROBINSON (JW15-17) was graded 80.84% for the time 18:42 (third overall).
Kirsty ALLEN (VW40-44) was graded 77.63% for the time 19:58 (11th overall).
Scott BAIRSTOW (VM40-44) was graded 77.45% for the time 18:02 (second overall)

Run Report Writers
Could you help make a run report like this? They are very simple to make and you still get you volunteer point. All you need is a PC or a Mobile to write one on. If you are interested or would like more details email me on

Bradford parkrun started on 17th April 2010, and since then 8,738 different runners, including participants from 373 athletics clubs, have completed 73,580 runs covering a total distance of 367,900 km, and there have been 15,113 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Helen GLOVER who ran in a time of 00:18:13 on 2016-01-16 (event number 293).
The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who ran in a time of 00:15:49 on 2013-06-01 (event number 158).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anne DOCKERY who recorded a 90.08% run (22:51) on 2nd November 2013 (event number 180).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bradford parkrun Results Page.

Kind Regards,
Jack Smith-Eccles
(Run Report Writer)







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