Major milestones! Run report 658, 29 February 2020

It was a first for everyone who volunteered and ran this week, the first ever leap year parkrun, there won't be another until 2048! We had a few milestones too, with Ken Fox running his 500th, in addition to the 500 or so freedom runs he's done!

Well done to Diane Aykroyd who ran her 450th, Steve O'Hara ran his 450th at Woodhouse Moor, his 497th in total. Amy Small ran her 150th Loreto Aliaga joined the 100 Club. Kirsty Ryan, Danni Bryant, Alan Bewsick and Campbell McNeill all joined the 50 Club. And Josh Drew joined the junior 10 Club with a new PB, well done Josh!

We welcomed the James Burke Foundation, which was founded to commemorate Leeds University student James Burke who sadly took his own life in 2017. The foundation raises awareness of mental health issues. It was also good to see the 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer support group, who join us the last Saturday of each month.

This week 640 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 67 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 47 volunteers:

Frank JONES • Claudia BAUER • Helen NOYES • Ruth CUNLIFFE • Robyn JOHNSON • Anne AKERS • Noel AKERS • Nick BROWN • Nathan SMITH • Debbie BROWN • Sue LUMBY • Amy BARRY • Sarah UNDERWOOD • Jo RHODES • Naomi ADKINS • Tobias ADKINS • Natalie DONOHUE • John IRVING • Rebecca WHITE • Deanna HOWLEY • Louise WALTON • Dean FRANCIS • Sam HUANG • Katherine KIRKHAM • Anya KIRKHAM-MATTHEWS • John PRATT • Curtis LEDGER • Tahera MAYAT • Jack YAXLEY • Giulia GADA • John SUTCLIFFE • Eleanor THOMSON • Anthony WILSON • Andy BROOKES • Jack MOULTON • Holly BUCHAN • Ben JOHNSON • Jack EVANS • Jane CROSS • Sophie VIPOND • Lizzie THOMSON • Gracie THOMSON • Isobel ARMSTRONG • Liam HARDING • Vanessa CORREIA • Chuxiao CHEN • Ke DU

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 26,557 participants have completed 209,865 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,049,325 km, including 34,441 new Personal Bests. A total of 2,097 individuals have volunteered 12,457 times.