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The second Saturday in January has seen record cumulative attendance for the Yorkshire & Humber region in 2018 & 2019. 2020 didn’t disappoint and continued this trend. As well as that, there were several venue records and a couple of Niche Stats.
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There were 57/59 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Castle Howard and Normanby Hall.

Of 57 events completed both last week and this, 42 had higher attendances, 14 were lower and one (Fountains Abbey (483)) was the same.

Total attendance was 17748, an increase of 587 (3.4%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance was a new record for the second Saturday in a row and meant an average attendance of over 300 per venue!

There were record attendances at Woodhouse Moor (799), Wakefield Thornes (464), Skipton (303), Cusworth Hall (213), Millfield (205) and Rotherham (174).
Cusworth Hall beat the attendance at its inaugural run by the smallest of margins, with Woodhouse Moor beating the record set on NYD.

Cleethorpes & Myrtle both had attendances of 223 and Cross Flatts & Rotherham had 174.

Niche stats:
*This is the first occurrence of 10 venues in the region registering attendances of 500+ on the same Saturday.
**This is the first occurrence of five venues in the region registering attendances of 700+ on the same Saturday (beating four on 12 January 2019). These five are all comfortably in the top 1% of all time attendances.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 22.9% (10172 to 12506) The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 211.1; the median is 171.

*11 venues exceeded attendances of 500 on NYD 2019.
**Seven venues exceeded attendances of 700 on NYD 2020. Other than this and the two occasions mentioned above, there are no other instance of more than two venues in the region having attendance of 700+ on the same day.

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New junior parkrun at Hillsborough - get involved!
Discussions are underway to start a new junior parkrun over in Hillsborough. Anyone interested in being involved please contact Linda Cairns who is leading on this exciting parkrun project. Linda recently relocated to Sheffield from Guildford where she set up the 5k parkrun in 2012 and the junior parkrun in 2015. So you are in capable and enthusiastic hands! Volunteering at junior parkrun is hugely rewarding. If you would like to help, or just find out more, then please email hillsborough@parkrun.com with your name & telephone number. Your details will be forwarded on to Linda, who will keep you in the loop. Go on, just do it! There is already agreement in principle for Hillsborough park to host the event, there is just the little matter of building a team and securing funding which is well under way!

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There were fewer parkrun events in the Yorkshire & Humber region this week, and consequently fewer parkrunners. However, those that did attend still did so in historically high numbers.

There were 51/59 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations (mainly weather related) were at Bradford, Castle Howard, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Millhouses, New Earswick, Oakwell Hall and Skipton.

Of 50 events completed both last week and this, 24 had higher attendances, 24 were lower and two (Dalby Forest (237) and Wetherby (117)) were the same.

Total attendance was 15361, a decrease of 2387 (13.4%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance for the region was over 15000 for only the fifth time ever and for the third Saturday in a row. The average attendance per venue exceeded 300 again.

There were record attendances at Millfield (219) and Rother Valley (578).

Heslington, Hillsborough & Scunthorpe all had attendances of 513, Cusworth Hall & Penistone had 184, Halifax & Potternewton had 161, Humber Bridge & Middleton Woods had 156 and Horton Park & Northallerton had 103.

Niche stat:
Hull has had attendances of 700+ for each of the last three Saturdays; Huddersfield did so for the first three events of the year (including NYD).

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 22.0% (10240 to 12491). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 211.4; the median is 171.

 

 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 18th & 19th January 2020.

172 - Concord

312 - Graves 

140 - Graves-Juniors 

513 - Hillsborough , 6th Highest Attendance

Millhouses cancelled due to ice.

88 - Castle

833 - Hallam , 3rd Highest Attendance

 

Total = 2,058

 

587 - Rother Valley,  New Record  Attendance +57 

147 - Clifton Park , 8th Highest Attendance

 

Total = 734

 

Overall Total = 2,792

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Sheffield Hallams run report, probably, the longest run report ever with the usual stuff plus 70 photo's and additional paragraphs on:-

(readers are encouraged to dip in to read the para's that tickle their fancy!)

Early arrivals at the Sheffield Hallam parkrun ball

Animal Magic

Respect everyone's right to participate in parkrun in their own way

Underway (including 2-way running in the first 1k)

Duke of Edinburgh volunteers

Welcoming Millhouses parkrun Refugees

Celebrity sightings

International parkrun News

Random shout outs (my favourite)

Statsgeek treats

Mi Amigo crash anniversary

 

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/2020/01/18/469-wowsers-all-happening-today-four-funnel-finish-millhouses-refugees-and-much-much-more/?fbclid=IwAR3yjK0PoEHGwdanSNeyY-E80_GTgqO9RPIfgDnI91BykH_EQ84hFHsSIYg

 

.....but still no mention of when Hallam becomes Endcliffe. 

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Cool, but clear weather helped contribute to a full complement of events in the Yorkshire & Humber region, including an inaugural!

There were 60/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Bowling Park was added to the list.

Of 51 events completed both last week and this, 20 had higher attendances and 31 were lower.

Total attendance was 17613, an increase of 2252 (14.7%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance for the region was just 135 short of the record set two weeks ago.

As well as the inaugural at Bowling Park, there was a record attendance at Cross Flatts (270).

Cleethorpes & Cross Flatts both had attendances of 270, Barnsley & Beverley Westwood had 266 and Concord & Dewsbury had 167.

Pontefract’s attendance matched its run number (452) for the first time.

Niche stat:
Total attendance across the region for January is 81,424. That’s just 693 fewer than for all of 2007-2011.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 20.9% (10405 to 12577). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 211.8; the median is 171.

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 25th & 26th January 2020.

 

167 - Concord

276 - Graves 

90 - Graves-Juniors 

473 - Hillsborough 

405 - Millhouses, 4th Highest Attendance

115 - Castle

797 - Hallam , 7th Highest Attendance

 

Total = 2,323

 

512 - Rother Valley , 4th Highest Attendance

135 - Clifton Park

 

Total = 647

 

Overall Total = 2,960

 

Still no mention of Hallam becoming Endcliffe but I understand that both organisers and the Council have problems.  

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd February 2020.

 

140 - Concord

221 - Graves 

110 - Graves-Juniors 

713 - Hillsborough, 2nd Highest Attendance

448 - Millhouses, 4th Highest Attendance

94 - Castle

677 - Hallam

 

Total = 2,403

 

452 - Rother Valley , 6th Highest Attendance

149 - Clifton Park, 8th Highest Attendance

 

Total = 601

 

Overall Total = 3,004

 

The Female World parkrun Record is lowered to 15:49. This figure is correct even if the BBC seems to be a year+ behind in the developement of parkrun.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51348157?fbclid=IwAR1Hl2pbbBMuVGHy3PUGD3jH5o2gn

 

Andrew Burgess-Tupling,  Facebook, Yorkshire Parkruns - collect them all.

The first of five February parkruns this year saw numbers dip a little, but they were still historically high.

There were 59/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Storthes Hall cancelled due to high wind.

Of 59 events completed both last week and this, 16 had higher attendances and 43 were lower.

Total attendance was 16347, a decrease of 1266 (7.2%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance for the region was still the fourth highest ever (only beaten by 4, 11 & 25 Jan).

Bowling Park has a new record attendance (231).

Penistone & Rotherham both had attendances of 149 and Concord & Potternewton had 140.

Barnsley (223) was the median attendance for the UK.

Niche stat:
The attendance of 713 at Hillsborough (for its 7th anniversary run) was the 💯th instance of 700+ in the Yorkshire & Humber region (out of 14712 events).
Breakdown is: Huddersfield 38, Sheffield Hallam 37, Hull 8, Woodhouse Moor 6, York 5, Hillsborough 2, Heslington 1, Normanby Hall 1, Nostell 1 and Scunthorpe 1.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 20.5% (10467 to 12612). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.0; the median is 171.

 

Hillsborough 7th Birthday report - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/hillsborough/news/

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd February 2020.

 

147 - Concord

291 - Graves 

Graves-Juniors, Cancelled, Amber warning = High Winds 

508 - Hillsborough, 9th Highest Attendance

393 - Millhouses

79 - Castle

669 - Hallam

 

Total = 2,087

 

433 - Rother Valley

136 - Clifton Park

 

Total = 569

 

Overall Total = 2,656

 

Hallam News includes - ". . . .  Fair warning for the Stars and Stripes themed parkrun on 22nd Feb in commemoration of the Mi Amigo crash 76 years ago, and a request for some parkrunners to step up and volunteer to help park rangers ready our new route pre the launch of Endcliffe parkrun in due course. . . . ."

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/  

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So last week all Yorkshire & Humber region parkruns were completed before the storm hit in the afternoon. This week, there were a number of cancellations, principally as a result of damage suffered last weekend, but also in anticipation of Storm Dennis this Saturday.

There were 50/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Castle Howard, Centre Vale, Fountains Abbey, Goole, New Earswick, Normanby Hall, Penistone, Storthes Hall and Wetherby.

Of 50 events completed both last week and this, 12 had higher attendances and 30 were lower.

Total attendance was 12387, a decrease of 4118 (25.0%) from the previous week.

Bowling Park & Catterick both had attendances of 201, Barnsley & Sewerby had 177 and Humber Bridge & Nostell had 124.

Niche stat:
The attendance of 572 at Sheffield Hallam means that the only attendance figure between 10-627 never recorded for any parkrun in the region is 538.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 24.8% (10347 to 12909). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.4; the median is 172.

NB Doncaster parkrun has now changed its name to Sandall Park. Given that the location is the same, all records for Doncaster are transferred to the new name.

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 15th & 16th February 2020.

 

121 - Concord

199 - Graves 

Graves-Juniors, Cancelled - Windy and part of the course under water. 

444 - Hillsborough

316 - Millhouses

92 - Castle

572 - Hallam

 

Total = 1,744

 

282 - Rother Valley

230 - Clifton Park, New Attendance Record, +56

 

Total = 512

 

Overall Total = 2,256

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 22nd & 23rd February 2020.

 

117 - Concord

182 - Graves 

70 - Graves-Juniors

399 - Hillsborough

331 - Millhouses

65 - Castle

638 - Hallam

 

Total = 1,702

 

291 - Rother Valley

113 - Clifton Park

 

Total = 404

 

Overall Total = 2,106

 

 

The end of school half term for many and the repercussions of Storm Dennis saw a fall in attendance across the Yorkshire & Humber region.

There were 51/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Centre Vale, Conyngham Hall, Fountains Abbey, Goole, New Earswick, Selby, Storthes Hall and Wetherby.

Of 48 events completed both last week and this, 15 had higher attendances and 33 were lower.

Total attendance was 11513, a decrease of 874 (7.1%) from the previous week.

Graves & Temple Newsam both had attendances of 182, Dalby Forest & Millfield had 175 and Bramley & Dewsbury had 156.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 23.4% (10419 to 12859). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.4; the median is 172.

 

Run report from the Mi Amigo Anniversary, 'Stars & Stripes' Run at Hallam - worth it for the pictures alone. Also see  The parkrun cancellation context:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/2020/02/22/474-seeing-stars-and-stripes-a-smashing-parkrun-morning-in-endcliffe-park/?fbclid=IwAR2imoW-frX00Yf03FpHp6Ndr6D894K9EVcl0gA_mLNhlGiPYJJrSGdnp7k

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 29th FebruaMarch 2020.

 

124 - Concord

285 - Graves 

101 - Graves-Juniors

424 - Hillsborough

317 - Millhouses

120 - Castle

614 - Hallam

 

Total = 1,985

 

313 - Rother Valley

178 - Clifton Park

 

Total = 491

 

Overall Total = 2,476

 

National numbers. Hallam had the 9th highest UK attendance this week.

https://www.elliottline.com/parkrun/2020/3/1/parkrun-attendance-and-milestone-stats-for-29-february-2020-and-01-march-2020?fbclid=IwAR1orjrOXjl7MGDUtDD2cX-AgyxW7YellWiXwy6bNA9ozSZLfsMkzWpQJKE

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