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Today parkrun recognised International Women’s Day. The weather was much improved compared with much of February (the wettest on record), leading to a significant increase in events and runners across the Yorkshire & Humber region.

There were 57*/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Storthes Hall and Wetherby.

Of 46* events completed both last week and this, 31 had higher attendances and 15 were lower.

Total attendance was 15331, an increase of 2964 (24.0%) from the previous week.

On their fifth anniversary, Halifax (283) had a record attendance, marginally beating the attendance at their inaugural event. The mantle of oldest record attendance at an inaugural passes to Northallerton (1 August 2015).
Three out of four of Halifax’s highest attendances have been set over the last four events, bucking the trend of much of the rest of the region.

Roundhay & Scunthorpe both had attendances of 417, Sewerby & Skipton both had 220 and Bramley & Rotherham had 175.

Niche stat;
There have been exactly 1000 parkruns (out of 14976) that have had attendances between 401-500.

The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 19.6% (10731 to 12838). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.8; the median is 172.


*-Sheffield Hallam to be added.

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 7th & 8th March 2020.


180 - Concord

226 - Graves 

106 - Graves-Juniors 

543 - Hillsborough ,  6th Highest Attendance

439 - Millhouses, 5th Highest Attendance

116 - Castle, 8th Highest Attendance

614 - Hallam 


Total = 2,224


428 - Rother Valley 

175 - Clifton Park, 3rd Highest Attendance


Total = 603


Overall Total = 2,827


This line from the Hallam 'International Womens Day' parkrun report dosen't sound like its imminent?

" . . . . I hope as we transition into becoming Endcliffe parkrun over the next couple of months . . . . "


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I just go and say the above when all of a sudden:-


"The end is nigh indeed, as Louise Dale-Hughes, co-event director, alongside Finlay - also co-event director, made the official announcement that Sheffield Hallam parkrun will cease to be on 21st March. "



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Posted (edited)

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 14th & 15th March 2020.


110 - Concord

208 - Graves 

70 - Graves-Juniors 

416 - Hillsborough 

260 - Millhouses

79 - Castle

504 - Hallam 


Total = 1,647


367 - Rother Valley 

103 - Clifton Park


Total = 470


Overall Total = 2,117


Were the lower number due to COVID-19 - probably.  In the report below there was at least 1 cancellation due to the pandemic , I feel certain there will be more next week. At the moment there is no instruction coming from parkrun HQ so I guess some parkruns will continue IF current advice stays the same. I don't think there's much chance of that!  As some volunteers are in close proximity to every single runner taking part its understandable that  some will not be available for some time.

National and International numbers:-


Edited by Flanker7

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parkrun cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear parkrunner,

We’re writing to let you know that, in line with public health advice, we have taken the decision to close all parkrun events across the UK with immediate effect. Initially, this closure will be in place until the end of March, however this is largely to bring all parkrun countries into the same time frame and we very much expect closures to continue through April at least.

Going forward we will update parkrunners regularly and aim to communicate important information as soon as is appropriate. 

We know that this message may be a difficult one for you to receive, and many people will be wondering what to do without their regular weekly catch-up. Please rest assured that we are working hard to develop our strategy so that we are able to support the health and happiness of parkrunners around the world during this difficult time.

Remaining active is incredibly important, and we are working on ways to encourage and support that, however please do not arrange group gatherings at your parkrun venues whilst parkrun events are suspended.

Thanks for your continued support, and please know that the parkrun family is there for you.

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