International Women’s Day parkrun - 07 March 2020

#IWD is on Sunday the 8th March so parkrun is encouraging events to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 7th and we are planning to join the celebrations!

parkrun research shows us that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.

This event will be supported by the This Girl Can campaign, and our partners Sport England.

We will receive a This Girl Can selfie frame and welcome flag and Stamford Park parkrun will appear on the postcode searchable map of events so if you're not at Stamford Park on the 7th March you will be able to find a local parkrun if you want to join the celebrations.

Keep an eye out for parkrun sharing videos and blog stories in the lead up to the event – we’d love it if you could share them to help us encourage as many women and girls as possible to join us on the day. We want to fill our volunteer roster with an all-female line-up AND as it's the first parkrun of the month we'd LOVE IT if we could get an all-female PACER team - and not just for the odd minutes!! Let's get as many pacers as possible!!


Stamford Park parkrun – Event #138 – 13th January 2018

A crisp morning was waiting for 128 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Christopher SAGAR • Paul BARNETT • Chris DOBSON • Lynne DOBSON • Rosie JONES • Tony HUNKING • Dominic EDWARDS • Paula EDWARDS • Tim GREENALD • Ray BREAKEY • Bethany MCMANUS • Judith WILLIS • Anita MISTRY • Phil KINSMAN • Lesley GREEN

A special mention for Chris Sagar stepping up at the last minute to be Tail Walker & tourist Paul Barnett who helped with barcode scanning as well as taking part in the run.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stamford Park parkrun Results Page.
Thanks to all who made today possible whether you volunteered, ran or spectated.

Just a quick note on VOLUNTEERS – REMEMBER that parkrun can only take place weekly because of the volunteers and marshals who give up their time on a Saturday morning. If you want to get involved, email This week nearly didn't go ahead, what would you do on a Saturday morning if you couldn't run???

And potential runners remember that to officially take part at Stamford Park (or any other parkrun anywhere) you need to be registered at but you only need to register once and the barcode they give you will be needed each week when you have finished the run. DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

Look forward to seeing you all again next week



Stamford Park parkrun Event # 109 (10th June 2017)

Stamford Park parkrun Event number 109
10th June 2017

A very very wet morning for our parkrun today but we still managed to get 77 runners to join us at Stamford Park.

Some of the paths had bigger puddles than usual today but everyone splashed through them with a big smile on their faces! Well done to all you runners.

We also had 4 First Time runners today and we look forward to seeing you again soon Well Done :-)

Also it goes to say that without our fantastic volunteers and marshals and not forgetting our Fab Set Up Team all who got to the park early to set up and prepare the course for the runners and this week the rain was relentless.

This weeks event was made possible by 19 volunteers in total: THANK YOU!

Glennis HILLIER • Louise KEOGH • Tracy JUMP • Chris DOBSON • Lynne DOBSON • Steve BULLOWS • Tony HUNKING • Kelly SMITH • Paula EDWARDS • Angela BUCKLEY • Tim GREENALD • Vicky WRIGHT • Trudy MELVIN • Janet EDWARDS • Susan PEAK • Dawn HUMPHRIES • Simon DENBY • Judith WILLIS • Simon WILKES

Male placings:
Mohammed BUTT (SM20-24) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 19:11
Daniel MCMANUS (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 19:22
Gareth HURFURT (VM45-49) of Hyde Village Striders,
was third over the line in 19:48.

Female placings:
Jennifer HATCH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:07
Olivia NOLAN (JW11-14) of Sale Harriers Manchester,
was 2nd (20th overall) in 24:10.
Anne-Marie LORD (VW50-54) of Oldham and Royton HAC, was 3rd (22nd overall) in 24:16.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Phillip MEADE (VM55-59) – 74.40% for the time 20:50
(7th overall).
Gareth HURFURT (VM45-49) – 73.32% for the time 19:48 (third overall).
Jean COOMBS (VW60-64) – 71.88% for the time 27:23 (35th overall).

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

Whether you ran, volunteered or spectated:
Thank you all for your attendance today :-)

See you all next week.

Chris Dobson (and the Run Directors Team)


Stamford Park parkrun: Event #107 – Mums & Sons week

Just as last week was dads & daughters week, this week it was the turn of mums & their sons to be in the spotlight. We managed to get pics of four pairs including our Run Director, Dominic, and his mum Janet who was timekeeping. Jayne Wilkinson was there to watch her son Adam Wilkinson take part. Stephanie Owen and her son Lucas Rhodes ran the course together.

This week we had 71 runners complete the course, including five runners taking part in their first ever parkrun. There were nine visiting Stamford park parkrun for the first time, including runners from Burnley parkrun with their beautiful Dalmatians, and Dee Dowie and her son who were visiting from Exeter Riverside parkrun.

Congratulations to the 11 runners who recorded personal bests this morning, no mean feat on such a humid day.

As ever, huge thanks to our volunteers this morning. It was great to see some new faces out marshalling the course including Kevin Yates & Kevin Barber who both work in Stamford Park and Judith Willis, all of whom are taking part in the big Manchester runs tomorrow.

As next week is national volunteer week, why not get involved and come and lend a hand? It's great fun, rewarding and really interesting to see your local parkrun from a different point of view.



We celebrated our second birthday at run #104 with an attendance of 159, (and 19 volunteers). This is the 2nd highest attendance ever seen at Stamford Park, beaten only by the 204 runners who turned up for the 100th event four weeks ago, and it is the 9th time that the attendance has been in three figures. The numbers were swelled by the 28 First Timers, of which 6 were running at a parkrun for the very first time.

With Event Director Dominic on duty organising the volunteers it was left to Run Director Adrian to address us at the start to give the H&S instructions and directions for the run, and then, on this chilly morning (which was contradictory to the warmer morning the BBC had lead us to believe) we set off running towards the lake.

Four of the first five finishers were First Timers, including Meshal Abushal who finished in 3rd position and has 342 parkruns to his credit, the most done by any runner today. The only top 5 runner to have appeared at Stamford before was 2nd placed Daniel McManus from Salford Harriers who ran a new Personal Best time of 19:10, taking 6 seconds from his time of June 2015. This was his 4th run at Stamford and he has finished in the top 3 positions each time.

First Lady across the line was Vicky Wright of Hyde Village Striders who finished in 6th position overall in her 12th parkrun, 10 of which have been at Stamford, and this is the 9th time she has finished as first Lady. Kirsty White of Royton Roadrunners was 2nd Lady and celebrating her 80th parkrun, 38 of which have been at Stamford. Her other regular parkrun venue is Oldham where she has run 41 times. Shirley Tuersley of Saddleworth Runners achieving a Personal Best finished third Lady.

First Lady Vicky Wright also registered the highest Age Grading on the day with 77.55%. She was one of 11 runners over 70%.

There were an incredible 46 runners who managed to run a Personal Best time, taking advantage of the recent drier weather. All aboard the PB Express for them. At Stamford Park the average number of Personal Bests achieved per week is 16 so we were almost three times the usual average today.

62 runners were ladies and 96 were men, and there were 8 juniors. Don't forget that while we love the youngsters running with us, if the junior is under the age of 11 they MUST be accompanied at all times during the run by an adult, which doesn't have to be a parent, but should be someone they know.

On Saturday there were 10 runners who were shown as 'unknown'. It's terrible to have a brilliant run, maybe get a Personal Best, and then fail to have it recognised because you have no barcode. PLEASE .... Don't Forget Your Barcode. Need a new barcode? Or would you like your result as a text? Follow the link to your profile from your latest results email. And remember please don't take home your finish tokens. They are not souvenirs ........ DON'T BE A TOKEN MAGPIE. Also, just a reminder that you cannot produce your barcode as a photograph on a mobile telephone which is not one of the many official ways of having your time recorded.

59 runners were attached to the 21 running clubs which were represented today, and there were 35 unattached runners, just enjoying parkrun and running for themselves. Hyde Village Striders provided the most runners with 16 of their members appearing, with 13 participants from Saddleworth Runners.
Since Stamford parkrun started we have seen 92 different runners from Hyde Village Striders cross the finish line on 571 occasions, the most by any running club. Saddleworth Runners have had 66 runners finish 481 times, and East Cheshire Harriers have 64 runners finish 306 times.

Those celebrating milestones with us were:
Chris Dobson (Saddleworth Runners) 90 runs
Kirsty White (Royton Road Runners) 80 runs
David Hickling (Saddleworth Runners) 60 runs

And those who are knocking on the celebration door include:
Joseph Connor (Bramhall Runners) 99 runs
Karen Stuttard (Oldham and Royton Harriers) 69 runs
These runners are just 5k short of their personal milestones.

Number of Commemorative T-shirts on show:
Junior White (10 runs) – 2 runners
Cardinal Red (50 runs) – 24 runners
Jet Black (100 runs) – 18 runners
Green (250 runs) – 4 runners
Blue (500) – 0 runners

The top 5 attendees were:
Meshal Abushal 342 runs
Barry Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 306 runs
Jane Abushal 267 runs
Karen Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 253 runs
Ann-Marie Lord (Oldham and Royton Harriers) 208 runs
These five runners have completed 1,376 parkruns between them.

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports? Are there any corrections needed to this report? Please e-mail

VOLUNTEERS – REMEMBER that parkrun can only take place weekly because of the volunteers and marshals who give up their time on a Saturday morning. If you want to get involved, email This week, we had 19 credited volunteers so thank you all, and we hope you enjoyed the warmer, sunnier atmosphere.
And potential runners remember that to officially take part at Stamford Park (or any other parkrun anywhere) you need to be registered at but you only need to register once and the barcode they give you will be needed each week when you have finished the run. DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

Stamford Park parkrun started on the 2nd May 2015 (which is why this was our 2nd birthday!) with 142 runners and 8 volunteers. This was the attendance record until four weeks ago and it has been broken twice since then. The course record was set on Christmas Eve last year by Matt Bond in 16:00, and the female course record was set by the Lady who finished in first place today, Vicky Wright, at our 100th event, four weeks ago, in 19:00. There have been 1,929 different runners on the course, representing 156 different running clubs, and they have completed 7,137 runs between them. The average attendance is 68, although this has been broken every week for the last ten Saturdays so Stamford Park parkrun is on the rise. There have been 1,671 Personal Bests and Stamford Park parkrunners have completed 35,685Km, and have been running for over 146 days.

And that's it for the report for run #104. If you fancy writing a run report, and putting your slant on it, get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Barry Shackleton #lovestamfordparkrun

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