Huddersfield parkrun 13/12/14 – The parkrun that didn’t happen!

Cancelling a parkrun is not a decision we take lightly at Huddersfield, but on Saturday morning, the black ice underfoot sadly left me with no other choice. I posted on our social media pages and and sent an e-mail to everybody who has "opted in" to receive volunteer appeal e-mails from us  (It's really easy to do, just follow this link and it will explain everything, which explained our decision so my apologies if you turned up to Greenhead Park and were unaware of the circumstances. Martin Andersen and David Ibbotson stuck around for a coffee in the cafe to break the news to anybody who turned up, so I'd like to thank them both for that.

Simon and I then made the decision to head to Dewsbury parkrun, to see Tom Howard (their ED) and see if they needed any help. Turns out they wanted somebody to time, so we both took on that role! Tom was very kind to let us start the parkrun which was 6 laps of the top part of the park, with their pond being out of bounds due to black ice.



Dewsbury parkrun had 79 finishers, one of whom was our parkrun ambassador, Ronnie Bray. Ronnie was planning on coming to Huddersfield parkrun on Saturday but made the decision to head to Dewsbury once he found out we were cancelled. Hopefully Ronnie will be coming back to see us at Huddersfield one weekend soon! The weather looks to be warming up towards the weekend (an almost tropical 10c on Thursday apparently) so our Santa run WILL be on, as long as we don't get any more ice! I know there are probably lots of you who won't be in Huddersfield over the festive period, but there are lots of opportunities around the country to get your special Christmas Day/New Years Day parkrun fix, and the big Christmas Compendium is here

For the month of November, we chose Lee Runton to be our parkrunner of the month. Lee has run 77 times at parkrun and has volunteered 8 times this year at Huddersfield parkrun. Lee completed his first ever parkrun on the 24/11/12 and has a PB of 20:20.

Well done Lee!

Hopefully see you all on Saturday,


Co-ED of Huddersfield parkrun




adidas to BOOST Huddersfield parkrun

This coming Saturday, we have a special opportunity being offered to us by adidas, one of the fabulous sponsors of parkrun.

They are set to launch their new running revolution, BOOST foam technology, this week and they will be showcasing it at our parkrun. Revolutionary energy return, superior cushioning, optimal fit and temperature independence: adidas introduces the Energy Boost, a cushioning technology that provides the highest energy return in the running industry. And just like that, running will never be the same.

This weekend, there will be competitions, a chance to try on the shoe and lots more adidas love.

Find out more about the new technology at the official adidas sponsor page.

You can also join the #BOOST conversation on TwitterFacebook and YouTube

See you Saturday,
Huddersfield parkrun and adidas Running Team - all in for parkrun


Julileerun – 5th June 2012

Jubileerun - 5th June 2012

We will be having an extra special Jubilee parkrun at 9am, Tuesday 5th June.

The theme will of course be Red, White and Blue!

Please stay behind afterwards for coffee and cake and a good chinwag!



Birthday Party – 7th April 2012

Huddersfield parkrun 1st Birthday Party

It has been a whole year since Huddersfield parkrun first started and we have had a fabulous time.

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our 1st Birthday.

On Saturday morning, 9am, we will be having the usual parkrun (please dress in bunny ears, tails, costumes if you would like), then at 10am we will be handing out the Junior parkrun please stay, grab a coffee and see our very worthy Juniors Presentation.

Then at around 10.30 there will be a massive Easter Egg Hunt and there are about 30 Easter Eggs up for get hunting!

Then to round of the morning fun there will be a fun rounders match - Gents V Ladies.....and we all know who will win that....don't we ladies!!

In the evening we will be having the Adult Awards Ceremony in the Conservatory in the Park.  It all kicks off at 7.30pm and we will be dancing the night away until midnight!

Happy Birthday Huddersfield parkrun!


Volunteer of the Year Award and Runners’s Runner Award

Volunteer of the Year Award and Runner's Runner Award

We are having two special prizes this year which we would like you to vote for. 

Volunteer of the Year Award  - Is there a volunteer who has done something special, maybe it was one of our pacers who helped you achieve a PB, or someone who has been down nearly every week, or a volunteer who made you smile. We would like to know who you think has gone that extra either fill in the nomination slip at parkrun over the next few weeks or email us at

Please note that Chris and Kerry will not be eligiable for nomination in this catergory - as they are big headed enough!!

Runners's Runner Award - is there a runner who you think deserves this award?  Maybe it is someone who has smashed their PB, or someone who inspires other runners........Let us know by either filling in a nomination slip at parkrun  or emailing us at



Huddersfield parkrun – 1st Birthday Party – Saturday 7th April 2012

Huddersfield parkrun 1st Birthday party - Saturday 7th April 2012

Put the date in your diary, get your heals and posh frocks out....and that's only for the gents! Be prepared to dance around your handbags till dawn.
It is nearly time for the 1st birthday.....and we know that birthdays mean presents and we wouldn't let you down.

There will be prizes galore at our awards ceremony (sound posh....but is is just an excuse for Chris and Kerry to dress up again) on... Saturday 7th April 2012.

We will be having a party for the big kids and little kids, straight after the parkrun and then and big kids only party in the Conservatory at the Park, with live music, dancing and general merriment in the evening

Look out for more information at parkrun this week!!  

Be there or be......square??

There are two prizes for everyone to vote for......these are Volunteer of the Year and Runners Runner.  There will be nomination forms on the scanning table.


Timer problems……Opps!

Hello, you lovely parkrunners.

There has been an issue with the timer this failed to record any results.....the bad timer!

Please could you email your times if you know them, approximate times would be okay too, so that with the magic of parkrun we can put a set of results together.   or post on our Facebook page

We will not be able to process the results until Monday afternoon until we have enough emailed results.  But I am sure that you can all wait patiently!

Thank you so much!

Kerry  Huddersfield Event Director


Little problem with timer!!! 4th Feb 2012

We have had a little bit of a problem with the timer this week, nothing we can't sort out with a pencil, paper and bit of mental maths (we will have no problem with the mental bit!)

So.....the results won't be uploaded until Sunday afternoon.  I am sure that you can all wait until then!

If you have your time and position, please could you email us at so we can cross reference.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kerry and Chris


Superhero run & Saturday Social – 28th January 2012

Superhero run and Saturday Social - 28th January 2012

It is time for the madness to descend again with an invasion of superheroes.....why not dress as your favorite super hero and join us at parkrun for a superhero PB.

There will be prizes for the best super hero  and super hero power!

It will also be Saturday Social, so please stay after the run and join us for coffee and cake and a chat with fellow parkrunners.  We will also be handing out our random prizes of the you really don't want to miss that!

See you at parkrun soon.



Christmas Day parkrun

Our very first Christmas Day parkrun was the perfect way to start Christmas Day.  Thank you to our 60+ parkrunners, volunteers, friends and families that turned up.

A great time was had by all with tipsy coffee, mince pies and Christmas cake.....there was even some running!

Thank you to our great volunteers, Paul, Matthew, Jack and Ethan for helping us put on a very festive parkrun and of course to our run director extraordinaire Chris Smith for putting on another great parkrun. the run report!

First across the line was Jarad Croft in 19.27 very closely followed by Ryan Thompson in 19.29.....a very close finish guys....well done!  

Third place goes to Jacqui Khoueiry in 19.46 and our first placed lady too!  Second lady was Gillian Kester in 22.48 and third place lady was Lynne Mannion who had bells on her toes (running shoes)!!!  Well done ladies!

Our top Juniors were Holly McKenzie Barnes, Thomas Whitworth and Matthew Potter!  Great run juniors! 

Random Christmas Day PB mentions go to......

Dan Denton who improved his time by 1 all counts Dan! Well Done! Congratulations to Amanda Crozier who is now running sub 25!!  Whoop Whoop Amanda!  Well done to Robert Noble who also achieved a Christmas Day PB knocking 12 seconds of his time.  Great run from Stewart Downey who knocked 20 seconds of his time!  Debra Howarth achieved a double PB on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, that's a parkrun Christmas present for you!!  Well done to Alison Cottam who also achieved a Christmas Day PB.  Myra Wells who attended the very first Huddersfield parkrun also achieved a festive PB too!  And finally a great big festive well done to Sanchia Edwards who knocked a whopping 7 minutes and 35 seconds off her previous PB.....Well done to all of you!!

This week's bunny was our first junior bunny, Thomas Whitworth who placed 24 Christmas Day parkrunners beat the bunny!  Thank you Tom!

Another great parkrun.....we will be having a further double header New Years Eve at 9am and New Years Day at see you there.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.....from Chris, Kerry and all at Huddersfield parkrun!


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