We are really looking forward to the International Women's Day parkrun on 7th March 2020 - it is also our 5th birthday !

The IWD parkrun celebration is being supported by This Girl Can , a campaign created by parkrun partner Sport England.

Research shows that women are much less likely to participate in parkrun , this may be for a number of reasons , body image , fear of the unknown, fear of being too slow, finishing last , don't do any exercise , i'm too old are a number of the reasons

We are joining in parkruns worldwide to encourage and  a celebration of female participation on this day.

We would like to encourage parkrunners to bring along a female friend, family or work colleague especially one who has never been to parkrun before .

To celebrate the day we are encouraging everyone to wear purple and bring cake as it is our birthday as well !!

I'm so excited to celebrate this at Halifax and will be proud to be your RD on the 7th March

See you then




Christmas Day parkrun

it's the most fabulous time of the year why because Christmas Day is parkrun day, get you festive gear out and see you all ready for a 9am start



15th December – Something in the air

Ice, ice baby!

I thought that may be apt considering the freezing weather we all endured on Saturday morning, it was even likened to trekking to Everest, just with more oxygen!

Due to the poor weather conditions a pre event risk assessment was undertaken with the green light given around 8.10. We had a bit of a moment at 8.40 when we had volunteers but no runners! Turns out you were all just being sensible and hiding out in your cars keeping warm.

A small number of 1st timers joined us, well done to you for beginning your parkrun journey, especially on a day as cold as today!

We also welcomed some parkrun tourists some braving to venture over from Manchester to Gods own country .

We hope you all enjoyed spending the morning with us and that you had a drink to warm you up, thank you to Simon for the yummy flapjack.

We celebrated;

Harrison’s 16th Birthday weekend - thank you for the chocolates

Matt Thomas’ 50th parkrun but Matt kept it quiet

Monica also kept her birthday quiet and was relived that someone didn't mention it

and 13 runners came away with new PB’s including me yippee !

Well done and Congratulations everyone!

A special thank you goes out to all the lovely volunteers. Today was one of those days you wish you were running up Harrisons Hill to keep warm!

Please remember that if it wasn’t for these amazing ladies and gents then your local parkrun wouldn’t be able to go ahead. The volunteer roster is currently looking sparse for Christmas Day and beyond, if you want to give volunteering a go then please give us a shout, it would be greatly appreciated.

Stay safe during the bad weather everyone and we shall see you all again on the 22nd December


8th December 2018 – a gusty Halifax parkrun


An early risk assessment by the core team the decision was made

WE ARE ON ....

said Event Director Steph as she updated the Halifax parkrun page on social media. Well you all must have seen the update because despite the wind, showers, cold and the odd snowflake, there were still a wonderful 127 of you joined us.

It was worth it for the beautiful rainbow near the trail - did you see it or were you focusing on the cobbles

Not just our hardcore locals who ventured out we had parkrun tourists from  Brighouse, York, Walsall and Colchester

Karol was our Run Director for the day after being away on holiday in Keswick last weekend , with Karol and Phillip doing a bit of parkrun tourism.

We also welcomed back our regulars Marc and Anne-Marie , you will have noticed the setting out of the cones on the out and back looking disorderly for the last 3 weeks ,  Annie and Marc help to set this out for us with precision cone placing and spacing I Marc and Annie have been trekking in the Himalayas venturing higher than Everest base camp - amazing intrepid duo we missed you welcome back

Celebrations we had today were:

Happy birthday to the lovely Michelle Shepherd

Congratulations and well done on milestones

Puma's Jodie Knowles on her 50th parkrun and Matt Newton on his 100th parkrun ( Matt otherwise sometimes known as big bird by his puma buddies) good to see you both and so many pumas this morning

Paul Greenwood celebrating not only his 50th parkrun but also being first finisher done

Ian Robinson touristing from Walsall on his 50th parkrun

and last but not least, Nicola Darnbrook  who volunteered for the 25th time , was on the park at 8 am setting up and cleared away with us until 10.30 , in between that Nicola did her 100th parkrun and celebrated getting a PB too - and doing this without carrying a coffee or diet coke !

To celebrate, there were lots of goodies brought ...will power needed for those of us syn counting !! - Monday weigh in should be interesting

This week 127 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 amazing volunteers thank you to :

Phillip WHETTLOCK • Karol WHETTLOCK • Steve BOYER • Amanda Jane PEARS • Colin DUFFIELD • Marc ROCHETEAU • Anne-Marie KILLEEN • Stephanie HULL • Tom NEEDHAM • Nicola DARNBROOK • Claire GODDARD • Joanne FORTUNE • Damien CHARLES • Harrison CHARLES • Matthew SWAINSTON • Eric GREENWOOD • Paul BUNKER • Fiona AVERILL • Samantha BRIGGS • Amy LOVEWELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Halifax parkrun Results Page. A clean sweep of results well done to the dream team in the funnel today

See you next week , we still need helpers  if you can volunteer please drop an email to halifaxhelpers@parkrun.com or drop us a message on fb




Halifax parkrun on Christmas Day

9 am on 25th December guess what we will be doing !!!  - the best way to start your day yes yes yes we are having a Christmas Day parkrun , fancy dress is optional

See you then !!



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