Run report, event #20, 25th July 2015

106 runners enjoyed the glorious sunshine at Halifax's 20th parkrun this morning. Yes, really, 20 parkruns already - how time flies when we're having fun....

31 runners came along to Halifax parkrun for the first time today, 17 of them taking their first parkrun steps. Colette did her first parkrun as part of her 18th birthday celebrations! Happy Birthday Colette!

A massive welcome to our visitors from near and far, especially runners from Hong Kong and Melbourne. We're so glad you came along and made parkrun part of your trip to the UK. Welcome one and all, hope we see you all again.

Lots to celebrate too for the 36 people who achieved new personal best times this morning. Amazing achievements everyone, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hope you are all chuffed to bits with yourselves, you've earned it.

Don't forget, next week is Yorkshire Day parkrun.

Here are today's vital statistics....

Male placings:
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:03 - first time in 6 appearances.
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) of Wakefield Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:20.
Rick HARWOOD (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:59.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1430 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1181 pts.

Female placings:
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 19:21 - first appearance.
Nicola BLAY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:25.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 25:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1504 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1330 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) was graded 76.57% for the time 19:21 (third overall).
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) was graded 73.88% for the time 19:20 (second overall).
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) was graded 69.64% for the time 19:03 (first overall).

This week there were 106 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 884 different runners, including participants from 78 athletics clubs, have completed 2,163 runs covering a total distance of 10,815 km, and there have been 639 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lucy COLLINS who ran in a time of 00:19:21 on 2015-07-25 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

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Run Report, Event #19, 18th July 2015

Great to see so many junior runners at Shroggs Park this morning. What a marvelous way to kick off the summer holidays! Seven of our runners today were under 14 years old. They all did brilliantly, showing great running style and some really SPECTACULAR finishes!

A big shout out too for the juniors and mini marshals who helped out and cheered the runners on. Name checks and high fives for Josef, Isabella, Issac and Harrison - thank you for helping everyone!

Anyone over 4 years old can register with parkrun, whether they run or help out (under 11s must be accompanied by an adult). Every time they come along, they will be building up to join one of the parkrun clubs.

Here are the all important stats, fact and figures for today's run,

Male placings:

Paul HILEY (VM45-49) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 19:02 - first time in 5 appearances.
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:20.
Matt SMITH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1338 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1181 pts.

Female placings:
Sue STRAW (VW40-44) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (25th overall) over the line in 23:42 - third time in 5 appearances.
Diane COOPER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 23:56.
Lucy TARRANT (SW25-29) of Kidlington Running & AC, was third (29th overall) over the line in 24:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1313 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1230 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Richard SPENDLOVE (VM65-69) was graded 78.59% for the time 22:11 (14th overall).
Paul HILEY (VM45-49) was graded 76.88% for the time 19:02 (first overall).
Graham FELLOWS (VM65-69) was graded 72.03% for the time 23:57 (28th overall).

This week there were 106 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 853 different runners, including participants from 77 athletics clubs, have completed 2,056 runs covering a total distance of 10,280 km, and there have been 602 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

 

Yorkshire Day parkrun, 1st August 2015

By eck - we're celebrating all things Yorkshire at Halifax parkrun on Saturday 1st August 2015. Kezzy's planning to adopt a whippet for the day!

The Whettlock's will be guest Run Directors on the day, making sure all goes to plan and we all get into the Yorkshire spirit.

'Ope to' see plenty o' flat caps, knotted 'ankies an' t' like.

 

Run Report, Event #18, 11th July 2015

Great to see a few purple parkrun volunteer club shirts, both on runners and sported by Simon, the back up timer visiting from Oldham. The core team are so jealous and can't wait to get their own. Anyone who has volunteered at parkruns 25 times or more can join the parkrun volunteers club.

Check your progress towards your parkrun club tee-shirt(s) by clicking on the "manage my profile" link on any email / text sent to you by parkrun. You  can update your profile to opt into Halifax parkrun volunteer emails via this link.

Here are the latest stats:

Male placings:
Martin SHAW (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:20 - first appearance.
Mike AYLOTT (SM30-34) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 20:34.
Richard BALLANTINE (VM50-54) of Keighley & Craven AC, was third over the line in 20:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1250 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1095 pts.

Female placings:
Sue STRAW (VW40-44) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:11 - second time in 4 appearances.
Karen BALLANTINE (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 24:31.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:40.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1310 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1227 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1140 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John GREENWOOD (VM60-64) was graded 73.29% for the time 22:28 (14th overall).
Graham SMITH (VM55-59) was graded 71.70% for the time 21:26 (7th overall).
Graham FELLOWS (VM65-69) was graded 71.13% for the time 24:15 (23rd overall).

This week there were 64 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 827 different runners, including participants from 74 athletics clubs, have completed 1,950 runs covering a total distance of 9,750 km, and there have been 568 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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

 

Halifax parkrun, Event #15, 13th June 2015

Last Saturday might have been a soggy morning, but that didn't dampen spirits at Shroggs Park.

Anna Walker did a great job as Guest Run Director. Thank you, Anna, everything went very smoothly.

The Halifax parkrun Sweatshop Prize for May was won by John Greenwood, who went on to get another PB at this run. Congratulations John!

Adrian Thomas joined us to run his 51st parkrun venue in 51 weeks. What an achievement! Have a great celebration back at your home parkrun in Marple next week.

Here are all the latest facts and figures from Halifax.

Male placings:
Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) of Longwood Harriers AC, was first over the line in 18:50 - second time in 4 appearances.
Gareth WILSON (VM35-39) of North York Moors Athletic Club, was second over the line in 19:20.
Paul HILEY (VM45-49) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 19:59.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1088 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 971 pts.
James O'ROURKE (Unattached) 907 pts.

Female placings:
Emer DUDLEY (VW50-54) of Roberttown Road Runners, was first (13th overall) over the line in 22:28 - first appearance.
Heather SMITH (VW55-59) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 28:41.
Zena WIGGINS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 28:45.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1212 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1051 pts.
Heather SMITH (Unattached) 999 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Richard SPENDLOVE (VM65-69) was graded 79.12% for the time 22:02 (10th overall).
Emer DUDLEY (VW50-54) was graded 76.48% for the time 22:28 (13th overall).
Paul HILEY (VM45-49) was graded 73.23% for the time 19:59 (third overall).

This week there were 59 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 762 different runners, including participants from 71 athletics clubs, have completed 1,715 runs covering a total distance of 8,575 km, and there have been 496 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).

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