Skipton parkrun #395 25th June

Two years ago today Dave Oselton died.  Dave was a stalwart of Skipton parkrun volunteering over 120 times. Most of those were on the corner by the car park that became known as Dave Oz Corner.  It was Dave who started playing music at the corner, something that is continued now by Kate who as she insists is just looking after the corner for Dave.  Today we welcomed Dave's brothers and sister to Aireville Park and unveiled a plaque to Dave #thanksdave

The plaque

Thank you to all those who took the time to enter your memories of Dave in the memorial book.

Back at the start among the visitors today was a bridegroom and his pals. Now stag and hen parties at parkrun isn't that uncommon but to run on the morning of the wedding is less common and by now the wedding has finished and the reception is probably started.  Congratulations.

Also congratulations to Samuel Woods, Alexander Waterhouse, Michael Parr, Jonathan Woods, Elaine De Jager, Suzanne Boothroyd, Olivia Schofield, Dylan Ferrie D'aloia, Mala Benn and Jill Hirst who all completed their first ever parkrun.

Three milestone t-shirts earned today, junior Sam Windmill finished his 10th parkrun while Chris Palfreeman completed 25 runs and Louise Milburn completed her 50th run.

If you finished below 95th, you might have noticed that your published position doesn't tally with the finish token you were given. This is because we were hoping that missing token 94 might have reappeared but it hasn't so we moved every one after that position up one place. We will have a replacement token 94 ready for next week.

Thanks to the volunteers who made today possible; James Ashley, Wendy Ashley, Rachel Bond, Stuart Bond, Ann-Marie Bulcock, John Dalby, Kate Dobson, Keith Dunn, Amber Edwards, Sharon Edwards, Gillian Mayfield, Michael Mcinnes, Gary Mckinney, Sharon Morrell, Chris Ovenden, Nigel Pepper & John Stevens.

If you want to volunteer on any future occasion please email 

Have a great week and we'll see you next Saturday


we love another run report

We've said before that we love having visitors write run reports. This week we had two. This is from Fiona who was visiting Skipton from Rotherham as a precursor to running the 3 Peaks.

Fiona and Colin

Thank you to all the volunteers, friendly and supportive and loved music corner, with well chosen Queen related music. We chose Skipton to accommodate Colin running Pen y Ghent fell run later on Saturday.

Skipton on Strava creates a nice little crown with its repeated ups an downs. Very apt on Jubilee weekend. I was happy to be only a minute slower than the week before on a flat course. For me Skipton was location number 95, another one in Yorkshire. For Colin, a warm up for later, another S to complete Snakes Challenge (10 S’s) and one nearer to his 250.

Thank you again, and huge congratulations to the record breaker



Skipton parkun #392 4th June

This week's run report is written by David Rivers from Hull.

This morning saw 7 members of Kingston upon Hull AC descend on Skipton parkrun for a spot of parkrun tourism. If we all looked a little uneasy on our feet and walking gingerly then this was probably due to the fact that we had all completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks the day before. This meant we were all a few minutes slower than normal. Well done to everyone who was at parkrun today having just done the 3 peaks, there was at least one other

We were warmly welcomed by the run Director who gave us a quick review of the course before setting us all off on the 5k. We had all agreed that we were not sure about a 4 lap course as we hadn’t run one before with 4 laps but at the end we all agreed that it had helped the run go quicker. Aireville Park is lovely setting for parkrun, which offers a challenging course. Thank you to all the marshalls who were all very chatty and supportive, which also helped the run go quicker.

Speaking of quick runs, special mention must go to Matt Doherty who ventured out of Scotland for his 1st recorded parkrun and scorched around in a new course record of 15:47, which was fast enough to to place him in the top 20 times in the UK today. The previous Skipton course record had stood for over 8 years. It was a pleasure to witness the course record today as he sped past me 3 times. Fastest female today was Georgina Robinson who ran an impressive 20:53. Well done to both Matt and Georgina.

This morning saw 50 runners running Skipton parkrun for the 1st time and 20 runners recording a PB. Well done to all.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Skipton parkrun and said if we were in the area we would definitely visit again.

Glad you and your fellow Airlie Birds enjoyed parkrun and the Three Peaks.

A thank you to all who helped to deal with the accident that happened. The unfortunately lady concerned did break a wrist and required and operation on it. We wish her a speedy recovery.

This weeks results are here.


Skipton parkrun #390 21st May

A quiet day with 118 runners and 19 volunteers at Skipton parkrun. While it might have been a smaller than normal attendance the conditions obviously suited a lot of people as no less than 25 PBs were recorded.  Five new runners started parkrun today, welcome to Craig Coxall, Corina Riley, Callum Wear, Neil Robinson and Whitney Firth.  It was also very nice to see other people who recently started parkrun again, we always worry that people get put off by the first experience so seeing faces again puts us at ease.  It's easy to catch the parkrun bug once the initial, nervous steps have been taken shown by the total number of runs completed by today's participants being 7,974 so there is some addictive about parkrun.

The milestones achieved today : Dave Eastwood - 50 runs, Andy Sumnall - 100 runs, Sophie Cullen - 250 runs.  Congratulations all three of you.

Many of you will remember Dave Oz who instigated the music at the bottom of the hill (a tradition continued by Kate). Dave sadly died just under two years ago but we were very pleased to welcome his brother Anthony along today to join Kate on Oz's corner.

You can see today's results in full at

See you next week.



Skipton parkrun #389 14th May

It's Eurovision weekend, so Kate entertained us all with some Eurovision classic tunes - I hope you heard your favourite in there somewhere.

Sorry for the delay in getting the results out but it was what we call a TCP (a two coffee problem) due to the time and thinking it needed to resolve the issues. When the results processing team comprises a project manager, a maths teacher and an engineer, you can bet your bottom dollar that they aren't going home until it is resolved, hence a TCP.

So, when all the dust had settled, there were 138 people took part in today's parkrun, enabled by 19 volunteers.  Thank you all for coming along.

The first timer's welcome was well attended with visitors from Dorset, Blackburn and Southport among others.  Also at the welcome were nine first-time parkrunners: Kathryn Davenport, Jade Pearce, Barry O'Connor, Tim Atkins, Lisa Ives, Laszlo Toth, Sarah Earis, Emma Leeming and Sydney Heseltine (with Sammy in the pram or vice versa - sorry if I've got this the wrong way round).

Not the busiest days for PBs but with such pleasant weather, perhaps most people were soaking up the sun rather than pushing hard - and there is nothing wrong with that.

Thanks to those that helped to look for the missing airpod, I'm pleased to report that it was found and returned to its owner, who is very grateful.

Three purple (25 run) t-shirts earned today, congratulations to Christopher Gill, Ed Kearns and Steve Formoso.

You can read the full results for today - here

Enjoy the sunshine and we'll see you next Saturday.

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