Roundhay parkrun is cancelled on 2021-06-19 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Roundhay parkrun #451 – Christmas Day!!

Wow what a morning! The atmosphere this morning was brilliant, there were many many fabulous outfits! Huge thanks to everybody that came along and all the volunteers that made it happen.

We had a record turnout of 558! This included 27 people taking park in parkrun for the very first time :)

We will be back on Saturday for another parkrun, hope to see you there!

Merry Christmas


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Roundhay parkrun #450 – 21st December

This morning was Roundhays 450th event. It was a bit of a gloomy day with the weather but many reasons to be cheerful. It's nearly Christmas! plus today is the shortest day of the year, it will get a little lighter everday for 6 months. :)

290 people walked, jogged or ran this morning with 22 first timers. It was made possible by 23 volunteers in the very capable hands of our run director Andy. Huge thanks to all the volunteers.

21st dec volunteers

There were lots of milestones today. Ian Thornton, Liz Ball, Mark Bolton and Paula Arrowsmith all ran their 50th. Lauren Beaver also completed her 100th. Congratulations on all your milestones.

Here's Ian in one of our milestone bibs

21st dec ian


Don't forget we have a Christmas Day parkrun at Roundhay. It's on at 9am and you are all welcome! Fancy dress is optional, I'll be going for the simple but classic santa hat :)

Finally a view from the back of the pack today. It's a great sight to see all the parkrunners around the course.

21st december view


Hope you have a very Merry Christmas from all of the Roundhay parkrun core team.



Event #448, 7 December 2019

A stand in reporter this week, with no photos I’m afraid.

We had a volunteer takeover by Leeds Cares the official charity partner of Leeds hospitals (with Jan Rush stepping in to be RD). You might have spotted the purple banners around the course. They also provided mince pies for the finishers – always welcome. The weather was kind to us too so we had a great start to the weekend.
This week 336 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Sean Fitzgerald ran his 251st parkrun this morning. Why 251 you might ask – it was because he ran his 250th last week and was too modest to get a shout out, but we found you out. Congratulations, Sean!
Paul Common and Kate Wilson both ran their 50th today. Well done to you. We look forward  to seeing you again wearing the red shirts.

See you next Saturday.


Roundhay parkrun #447 – 30th November

It was a chilly one this weekend! As the temperature dropped to -1, the fabulous Joel and Dave were out checking the course and making sure it was safe. After some gritting we could go ahead on the normal route.

Even with the cold weather we still had a fantastic 403 people who walked, jogged or ran the route and we had 20 people completing their very first parkrun.

30th Nov start

A huge well done the Leeds This Girl Can group who completed 5k and graduated their 9 week Couch to 5K programme.

We were also joined by the mini mermaids from Holy Name School. Huge congratulations to all the girls!

30th Nov mermaids

You may have noticed a lot of Roundhay Runners and Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club vests. They had a friendly 'mob run' and between them there was 74 runners and 10 volunteers. Fantastic effort from both clubs!

30th Nov RR and LBT

A reminder we do have a winter route which is up on Soldiers Field, if the main route is too icy we will move to the winter route. As we go through the next few months keep an eye on our facebook page for any updates.

See you next week!




Roundhay parkrun #446 – 23rd November


245 inspirational parkrunners braved the rain. It was wet and cold. The end.

Well not quite! Because there are a few people that deserve a special mention this week.  

Our amazing runners were cheered, supported and clapped up the ‘Yorkshire flat’ hill by the Roundhay Runners as part of a parkrun takeover. We had pacers from 20 minutes up to 35 minutes today. Thanks to all the foxes, and all our other volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning in the aid of parkrun. You’re all fantastic and we hope you’ve dried out.

Anne WORRALL • Maureen COFFEY • Suzie GILLON • Margaret COOK • Ann CHIVERS • Dave WEIGHT • Gemma TRAVISS-TURNER • Rachel ROBERTS • James COOK • Mary O'DONNELL • Anne LEWIS • Phil BURTON • Julie OLDFIELD • James CARVELLO • Edward POWELL • James CARNEY • Richard GIBBS • Ian RAYNER • Claire WELLING • Jan RAYNER • Jessica MCMULLAN • Mark EVANS • Claire YOUNG • Stu SKLINAR • Innes YOUNG • Amelia DAVIES • Susan LEWIS • Hannah PARMLEY • Joanna HEATON • Deborah QUAYLE • Joseph MORTON • Joanne SUNDERLAND • Caroline RICHARDSON (DAY) • Erin DAVIES • Gareth SHERRATT

A huge congratulations to Maddy Weight on her 50th parkrun. She made the hill look easy this week! Another shout out goes to one of our regulars, John Irving who made his 100th parkrun today. Great work John, especially after enduring a 10 mile run yesterday.


Let’s also hear it for the 22 first timers who were made very welcome at the briefing conducted this week by Julie Oldfield. (It’s not always that wet – please come back again!)

Run Director Ann Chivers kept us all in check this week with a short briefing designed to get everyone underway as soon as possible, and then they were off!  Whilst barcode scanners Stu Sklinar and Deborah Quayle debated where the half way point was up the ‘hill’, our jovial joggers delivered some amazing performances on the course, including 20 PBs! 


Oliver Roberts was the first to cross the line with a superb time of 18:44, closely followed by Katie Brown, and Matthew Brown. It has to be said that these guys and girl looked strong from the off!! Well done folks.

Males – Oliver Roberts 18.44, Matthew Brown 19:11, Jamie Ryan 19.47Females – Katie Brown18:59 (PB), Hannah McVittie 20.36, Linzey Ryan 22.39

If you’ve never volunteered, or haven’t done so in a while, please get in touch to offer your services, and don’t forget that when you have done that 25 times you are entitled to claim a purple milestone T-shirt. If we all volunteer a few times a year it helps to spread the workload rather than relying on the same faces each week, and who knows, you might even enjoy it. There’s plenty of roles available… even writing the run report! 

And finally the last shout out has to go to Clare Welling who you can’t have missed round the course. Clare paced 28 minutes in one of the best fox outfits we have ever seen, and must have soaked up a good few litres of water on route! 


Have a great week folks and we’ll see you next Saturday for what we hope to be slightly drier conditions.