New Year 2018

After a consultation with Bramley parkrunners it was a unanimous decision that Bramley parkrun should go ahead on New Years Day.

To give athletes the opportunity to participate in 2 parkruns that day we shall start at 10.30am.

Everyone is welcome - bring yourself, your friends and family but don't forget your barcode.

Jean and team Bramley
#lovebramleyparkrun #loveparkrun #dfyb


Christmas Day 2017

After a consultation with Bramley parkrunners it was a unanimous decision that Bramley parkrun should go ahead on Christmas day.
However, we shall start at 10am.
Everyone is invited so bring yourself, your friends and family but most of all bring your barcode - fancy dress optional.

Jean and team Bramley
#lovebramleyparkrun #loveparkrun #dfyb


Bramley parkrun no 64

Our run report is finally back after a summer holiday! I hope you haven’t missed our cheery updates about Bramley parkrun too much and have enjoyed parkrunning over the summer!

We had 141 runners this week – well done to all for completing the course whether you ran, walked or crawled!  There were lots of new faces, with 7 participants who were new to parkrun and 17 runners who were new to Bramley. This week there were an incredible 37 new personal bests, over a quarter of all runners! This week we had representatives from 17 different running groups - it's great to see runners coming from clubs all over Leeds and beyond to support our event. The largest turnout was once again from local club Bramley Breezers. Thank you Breezers for your consistent support of Bramley parkrun.

Leading the way for the men was Chris SMITH of Leeds City AC in 17:39. Second was Tim PATTERSON in 19:13. Third across the line was Jon HOLAH in 19:54 (a new PB) ofPudsey & Bramley ACLesley CONNORS of Vegan Runners was the first lady across the line in a time of 24:06. Second lady was Kathryn FIELDING, running unattached in 25:23. Third was Zara MADDEN in 26:33. All three ladies achieved a new personal best! Well done!

We received some lovely positive feedback on Facebook this week from one of our new parkrunners. ‘Today was my first parkrun visit and wanted to thank everyone for being so friendly and supportive’ We love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact us through the parkrun website or through our Facebook group pages (and join the Bramley Park 5k group to see parkrun photos by resident photographer Simon Cullingworth!)

Participating in your local parkrun could inspire you to try other local events. Big congratulations to parkrun regulars David SEMMENCE, Paul HOLLINGS, Paul BENNETT, Carl HEARN and Ashley GRINDROD for their performances at Go Tri Bramley Triathlon this weekend – brilliant results all round.  Next weekend, parkrun regulars Andrea WHITING (running for HOOP) and David SEMMENCE (running for The Dogs Trust) will be digging deep and running the Great North Run!  On behalf of the Bramley parkrun team we wish you both the very best of luck!

We urgently need volunteers to support both parkrun and junior parkrun (which takes place on Sunday morning and is open to 4 – 14 year olds.) There are lots of different roles from marshaling to run report writing, so if you can spare a couple of hours on either morning to help it greatly appreciated.

Each week after parkrun, we go down to The Old Unicorn opposite Bramley Shopping Centre for a well earned breakfast whilst the volunteers process the results (and make sure we have all the finishing tokens back!)  Feel free to come along, see how the results are processed and meet the team.

Well done everyone, have a great week and look forward to seeing you next parkrunday!

Rachel & Team Bramley

Bramley parkrun
Event number 64
3rd September 2016

Male placings:
Chris SMITH (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 17:39 - third time in 4 appearances.
Tim PATTERSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:13.
Jon HOLAH (VM55-59) of Pudsey & Bramley AC, was third over the line in 19:54.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mike BRADSHAW (Pudsey Runners) 1028 pts.
David SEMMENCE (Bramley Breezers) 973 pts.
James LEACH (Farsley Flyers) 901 pts.

Female placings:
Lesley CONNORS (VW40-44) of Vegan Runners, was first (33rd overall) over the line in 24:06 - first time in 3 appearances.
Kathryn FIELDING (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 25:23.
Zara MADDEN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 26:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amy GREAVES (Bramley Breezers) 955 pts.
Jill JARVIS (Pudsey Pacers RC) 894 pts.
Catherine Mary GRAY (Horsforth Harriers) 815 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jon HOLAH (VM55-59) was graded 77.89% for the time 19:54 (third overall).
Christine WILSON (VW60-64) was graded 73.95% for the time 27:00 (52nd overall).
Chris SMITH (SM30-34) was graded 73.28% for the time 17:39 (first overall).

This week there were 141 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Bramley parkrun started on 13th June 2015, and since then 2,159 different runners, including participants from 138 athletics clubs, have completed 8,303 runs covering a total distance of 41,515 km, and there have been 2,048 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:48 on 11th July 2015 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Timmy DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:16:46 on 9th July 2016 (event number 56).
The Age Grade course record is held by Peter COVEY who recorded a 82.58% run (23:21) on 4th June 2016 (event number 51).

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


“Record Breaker”

On Saturday 9th July we attended Bramley parkrun 56, it started out as a hot and humid morning which unsurprisingly gave way to drizzle near the end, just as a reminder that parkrun is an all-weather community event.


The first group to get a mention are the ones that made the whole event possible and the storming success that it was – the volunteers! Everyone did an amazing job but they all went above and beyond their responsibilities, as they all cheered and encouraged everyone all the way to the finish line.


I've visited three other parkruns across the country, and support is usually only managed by one or two marshals, and sometimes they'll just cheer on their friends.


The thing that I love about Bramley parkrun and that keeps me coming back, is that our volunteers cheer and support everybody; whether they are young or old, fast or slow, lifelong friends or complete strangers.


Our amazing team this week were:


Colin Beckwith

Paul Bennett

Mike Bradshaw

Charlotte Bryceson

Simon Cullingworth

Tommy Dickson

Lisa Fisher

Julie Gilbertson

Simon Hargrave

Haydin Harrison

Don Harrison

George Higgins

Jean Hollings

Paul Hollings

Tracey Howson

Jill Hudson

Tim Lyles

Carol Ramsden

Jemma Roe

Gareth Semmence

David Semmence

Reg Shale

Phil Smedley


And now for a comprehensive breakdown of the results table (I may have got a bit carried away here...):


  1. 136 parkrunners, 16 Bramley parkrun first timers and 6 of those completed their first parkrun ever. Congratulations to everyone that finished and I hope the welcoming and supporting atmosphere will lure you back week in and week out.


  1. New course record!!! The original course record was set at 16:57 by Gregan Clarkson at Bramley parkrun 1. (I wonder if he'll re-appear to reclaim the course record...)


  1. First 3 male finishers:


    1. Timmy Davies in 16:46 of Leeds City AC, it was a new PB at Bramley for him as he's ran it 3 times before.
    2. Matthew Sutton in 19:16, still unattached for any clubs that can catch him...
    3. Luke Appleyard in 19:33 of Wharfedale Harriers


    First 3 female finishers:


  1. Angela Pattinson in 22:58 of Horsforth Harriers
  2. Isobel Webster in 23:51, a first timer at Bramley and also unattached
  3. Emma Brigginshaw in 24:39, also unattached


  1. There were 40 PBs!


  1. Parkrun is for all ages, and to highlight that we had 1 person in the 65-69 age group, and 3 people in the 60-64 age group. We also had 5 people in the 11-14 age group and 8 in the 10 and under age group.


Just a reminder that the Bramley Junior Parkrun is almost here, it starts on Sunday 31st July at 09:00am and is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14year olds). For all those that aren't eligible to take part, please consider volunteering. There is a Facebook page and a parkrun website page with more details.


  1. There were 10 unknown runners which is a shame as you don't get a time or any closer to a milestone t-shirt. Please don't forget you need to have your barcode to be named in the results, and it can't be on your phone.


  1. There were 13 running clubs represented and the top 3 were:


1. Pudsey Racers RC – 13 runners

2. Bramley Breezers – 11 runners

3. Kirkstall Harriers – 10 runners
Thanks to everyone who volunteered or took part, or both. If anyone would like to volunteer, the Bramley parkrun community is welcoming and supportive, so please don't hesitate to get in contact. We hope to see everyone back soon!



“parkrun is for everyone” #55

This week I was injured and unable to run the course as usual. Luckily, parkrun isn't just about running and getting a PB, it's for everyone whether you're running or walking. It's great to be part of such a welcoming community and knew I would be able to walk round with the friendly tail runner and support of those volunteering and get my 5k in, no matter how long it took. I urge anyone reading who is worried about coming to a parkrun in case they are too slow or can't run to come along and join us – you'll be welcomed!

We had 139 people turn out this Saturday. Out of these we had 11 people who were first timers to Bramley parkrun and 10 parkrun first timers. Well done to all, I hope we see you back again soon! The dry conditions (for the most part– we got back just before the downpour of Mediterranean rain) lent themselves well to getting a personal best, with 28 people getting a PB on the course today. This week we had representatives from 15 different running groups- it's great to see runners coming from clubs all over Leeds and beyond to support our event. The largest turn out once again this week was by Bramley Breezers with 17 of their members running the course. (Bramley Breezers meet on a Monday night at 6.55 at the cenotaph in Bramley Park and cater to all, including beginners)

Leading the way this morning was Tom HULL of Mustard Ultimate Frisbee in 19:21. This was Tom's first time at Bramley and his 50th parkrun! In second was Gareth BARNS of Valley Striders AC in 19:39. Third across the line was Edward STONE in 19:51 of the Pudsey Pacers AC. Angela PATTINSON of Horsforth Harriers was the first lady across the line in a time of 23:03. Second lady was Jessica HITCHEN, running unattached in 25:17. Third was Ruth HANCOX in 25:33, running for the Hyde Park Harriers. Brilliant times all round.

For those of you using Facebook, please join the Bramley Park 5k group to see the photos from this week by resident photographer Simon Cullingworth! Expect lots of smiles, ridiculous poses and a rainbow of neon sportswear in the galleries.

Just a reminder to please remember your barcode! Unfortunately phones don't scan, so please make sure you bring it. I went along to the Unicorn after parkrun this week for a spot of breakfast and watched the team processing the results and it really does add a lot of time and effort on trying to process results with missing barcodes. Remember - If you forget your barcode, you won't get a time after all your hard work. Also, a number of you have bags of energy and cycle to parkrun each week. We have noticed some of you didn't put locks on your bikes this week. We know how expensive bikes can be so please can you ensure you lock your bikes up as we cannot be responsible if anything happens to them.

In the next couple of weeks Junior parkrun is starting at Bramley which we are really excited about. Junior parkrun is a 2k event open to 4 – 14 year olds. We will be looking for volunteers for this so if you are free on a Sunday we would appreciate your support.

Each week after parkrun, we go down to the Unicorn opposite Bramley Shopping Centre for a well earned breakfast, coffee and a chat whilst the volunteers process the results and make sure we have all the finishing tokens back – everyone is welcome so do feel free to come along. Highlight this week was our Run Director David Sullivan, waiting impatiently for his text message to come through with his parkrun time on having forgotten he hadn't actually run this week.

Well done everyone, have a great week and look forward to seeing you next parkrunday!

Rachel & Team Bramley

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