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The total wipe-out last weekhad a lingering effect on this weekends turnout in bitter, windy and cold conditions.

 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 4th & 5th December 2021.

 

63 - Graves-Juniors,

48  - Hillsborough Juniors, 2nd lowest ever

26  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors, 2nd lowest ever

Total = 137 

 

   94 - Concord. Lowest since 2019

 435 - Endcliffe 

 104 - Graves . Lowest since 2014

 266 - Hillsborough. Lowest since 2018 

 213 - Millhouses, 2nd lowest ever

    61 - Castle. Lowest since 2019

Total = 1,567 

 

170 - Rother Valley, Lowest since 2018 

   72 - Clifton Park, Lowest since 2019

Total = 242 

 

Overall Total = 1,552

The weather was far from perfect for December’s first parkrun this year, but it was a significant improvement on last week! As well as records relating to the increase in attendance, the big news in the Yorkshire and the Humber region was the announcement of the closure of Storthes Hall parkrun.
58/61 events took place across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Of the current regular series the only cancellation was Horton Park.
Total attendance was 8709, an increase of 7369 (550%) over last week. York had the largest attendance this week with 463; the smallest was at Frickley Country (44). Of the 12 events that took place both weeks, 10 saw an increase in attendance and, somewhat surprisingly, two were lower.
This is another week for a number of records:
- 2nd highest increase in attendance ever (record of 7455 on 10 Mar 2018); only third instance of 7000+
- Greatest percentage increase in attendance. (Previous record 451% on 2 Feb 2013; only three previous instances above 300%.)
New records were set for the number of events with attendances below 100, 120, 150 & 200:
- under 100: 22 events (previous record 19 on 4 occasions, most recent 14/12/19)
- under 120: 30 events (previous 27 on 26/10/19)
- under 150: 38 events (previous 36 on 23/11/19)
- under 200: 45 events (previous 42 on 14/12/19)
The rolling weekly regional average of 12005 over the last two years represents a decrease of 1.2% when compared with the previous year (12150).
 

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4th December - Biggest UK parkruns: Bushy Park (900), Southampton (654), Poole (512), Heaton Park (487), Cardiff (469), York (463), Cannon Hill (457), Coventry (448), Clapham Common (436), Endcliffe (435),

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Plenty of parkruns again this week, with the weather not doing enough to impact the majority of events in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

57/61 events took place across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Of the current regular series the only cancellations were Cleethorpes and Normanby Hall.
Total attendance was 8333, a decrease of 376 (4.3%) over last week. Huddersfield had the largest attendance this week with 467; the smallest was at Horton Park (23). Of the 56 events that also took place last week, 25 saw an increase in attendance and 31 were lower.
The last time the cumulative regional attendance was fewer than 10000 for three consecutive weeks was 15 December 2018. This was also the last time any parkrun in the region had an attendance fewer than 23 (Horton Park, 22).
Somewhat surprisingly, of the major records that were set last week, one was broken again and another equalled! There were 24 events with attendances under 100 and 30 events under 120.
Barnsley staged its 500th event and serendipitously there was an attendance of 68 for Centre Vale’s 68th event.
The rolling weekly regional average of 11939* over the last two years represents a decrease of 2.0% when compared with the previous year (12188).
 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 11th & 12th December 2021.

 

80 - Graves-Juniors,

46  - Hillsborough Juniors

26  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors, Joint 2nd lowest ever

Total = 152 

 

   66 - Concord

 421 - Endcliffe 

 124 - Graves 

 273 - Hillsborough 

 235 - Millhouses

    70 - Castle

Total = 1,189

 

187 - Rother Valley 

   79 - Clifton Park

Total = 266 

 

Overall Total = 1,607

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At Graves parkrun on Saturday both male and female records were broken.

Congratulations to Ewan Spencer 16:11 (18-19) and Issy Waugh 17:56 (11-14)

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Issy Waugh is taking Age Group records all over South Yorkshire. This week it was Rother Valley. She also broke into the National Top Ten...........

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Sutcliffe
Holly Dixon, 16:28, Cambridge Harriers
2) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Sarah Jane Cooke, 16:37, Victoria Park and Connswater AC
3) parkrun: Alvaston
Charlotte Ward, 17:06, City of Hull AC
4=) parkrun: Bushy
Katie Brown, 17:15, Trent Park Running Club
4=) parkrun: Worsley Woods
Sammy Mason, 17:15, Slaford Harriers and AC
6) parkrun: Rother Valley
Issy Waugh, 17:16, Rotherham Harriers & AC
7) parkrun: Whitehaven
Kate Malby, 17:17
8=) parkrun: Long Eaton
Megan Rosier, 17:21, Notts AC
8=) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Bryony Haines, 17:21, Birchfield Harriers
10) parkrun: Mile End
Beth Hawling, 17:22, Cheltenham & County Harriers

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 18th & 19th December 2021.

 

Cancelled due to ICE - Graves-Juniors,

48  - Hillsborough Juniors

39  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors, Joint 2nd lowest ever

Total = 87 

 

   83 - Concord

 353 - Endcliffe 

 160 - Graves 

 320 - Hillsborough 

 283 - Millhouses

    75 - Castle

Total = 1,274

 

224 - Rother Valley 

   87 - Clifton Park

Total = 311 

 

Overall Total = 1,672

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 24th & 25th December 2021.

No Event - Graves-Juniors,

16  - Hillsborough Juniors

14  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors

Total = 30 

 

 300 - Concord, 3rd Hightest attendance

No Event - Endcliffe 

No Event - Graves 

No Event - Hillsborough 

No Event - Millhouses

No Event - Castle

Total = 300

 

No Event - Rother Valley 

125 - Clifton Park

Total = 125 

 

Overall Total = 455

 

Many of the Sheffield and Rotherham regulars went to Poolsbrook (242) and Monsal Trail (220) who had their highest attendance since the course change that was adopted after the lockdown break. 

 

Concord had a massive turnout in their traditional Christmas Day event. It was their joint 3rd highest attendance ever. Their attendance table has 25th December events in the top 6 places, every year since 2015. Issy and Bobbie Waugh continued cutting a swath through the local records with Age Group bests for both of them. However, Kate Reece topped the Age Grade scores with 88.08%.

 

New Years Day brings more local events for those in a continue take part.

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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The weather felt more like September than January with temperatures a balmy 13C at 0900. A change in parkrun policy meant 1st January 2022 saw parkrunners ‘doubles’ limited to their drinks celebrations as they welcomed the New Year.
Consequently, and with 1st January also falling on a Saturday, there is no direct comparison for attendance figures from previous weeks or years. Previous years figures will have seen many runners complete two events. Whereas Christmas and New Year has seen many attendance records in the past, this was never going to be the case this year. However, the key figures for today’s events in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are shown below.
There were 45 events staged with an aggregate attendance of 8586. Of the 29 venues that also staged events on 1 January 2020, two (Dalby Forest and Millfield) had higher attendances and 27 had lower attendances. The highest attendance was at York (564) and lowest at Bowling Park (20).
The Cinder Track (171) set a new record attendance.
Fountains Abbey and Millhouses both had attendances of 382; Dalby Forest and Sandall Park both had 191.
Of 16294 events staged across the region, on only 35 occasions has there been an attendance fewer than Bowling Park’s 20 (plus seven previous instances of 20). The last time there was a lower attendance anywhere in the region was 26 December 2015 (Concord, 16). (NB Wetherby had 20 on 23 Jan 2016.)
Centre Vale’s attendance was the 80th occasion in the region of an attendance of exactly 80.
The rolling weekly regional average of 11814* over the last two years represents a decrease of 3.7% when compared with the previous year (12267).
*For an explanation of how this is calculated see the note posted on 24 July 2021.

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A great day to run and start the year this weekend. Next week back with a full rota and plenty of Resolutionists!

 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd January 2022.

 

94 - Graves-Juniors,

79  - Hillsborough Juniors

31  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors, Joint 2nd lowest ever

Total = 204 

 

 No Event - Concord

 No Event - Endcliffe 

 186 - Graves 

 409 - Hillsborough 

 382 - Millhouses, 9th Highest attendance.

    75 - Castle

Total = 1,052

 

No Event - Rother Valley 

No Event - Clifton Park

Total = 000

 

Overall Total = 1,356

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A big contrast in the weather between New Year’s Day and today across the Yorkshire and the Humber region impacted significantly the number of events taking place and therefore the overall attendance.
45/61 events took place across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Of the regular series, cancellations were all due to ice on or impacting the routes.
Total attendance was 7481, a decrease of 1571 (17.4%) compared with 18-Dec-2021 (the last ‘normal’ week). York had the largest attendance this week with 486; the smallest was at Horton Park (37). Of the 45 events that also took place on 18 Dec, 22 saw an increase in attendance, 22 were lower and one (Cleethorpes (89)) was the same.
Brighouse and Rothwell both had attendances of 231, Skipton and Temple Newsam both had 107, Chevin Forest and Selby both had 97 and Armley and Potternewton both had 75.
There was one attendance record: Chevin Forest had fewer than 100 runners for the first time.
There have now been exactly 37 instances of an attendance of 37 and 75 instances of an attendance of 75!
The rolling weekly regional average of 11654* over the last two years represents a decrease of 5.3% when compared with the previous year (12308).
 
 
The fastest and slowest parkruns in the UK.
A new list has just been published. There is a full explanation of how these results are calculatedvon the link and even though it is just distributed I don't think that Endcliffe is the new course.
 
1. Victoria Dock (London) - Fastest in the UK
22. Rother Valley
148. Millhouses
159. Sheffield Hallam
243. Concord
404. Hillsborough
418. Sheffield Castle
449. Rotherham 
613. Graves
706. Great Yarmouth Long Beach - Slowestin the UK
 
Do you agree?
 
 
 
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We've not had a full sheet for weeks.

Hillsborough nearly took their chance to be best attended in Sheff & Roth . . . .but fell just 2 short.

What a difference a day makes -  The Junior events all went ahead. 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 8th & 9th January 2022.

 

88 - Graves-Juniors,

72  - Hillsborough Juniors

29  - Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park -Juniors

Total = 189 

 

 115 - Concord

 320 - Endcliffe 

 Graves - No event Ice on Course

 318 - Hillsborough 

 233 - Millhouses

 Castle - No event Ice on Course

Total = 886

 

Rother Valley - No event Ice on Course 

   91 - Clifton Park

Total = 91 

 

Overall Total = 1,166

 

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Speedy in Sheffield - 8/9th January.

Moving closer to home, Sheffield played host to one of the first elite-level indoor races of 2022 and the first British Milers Club competition of the year. The BMC Indoor GP included high-quality fields over 800m and 1500m, alongside 3000m for men and 5000m for women.

The rarely-run nature of the 5000m indoors did not stop a deep field from assembling and, after 25 laps, it was Amelia Quirk who crossed the line first.

Not only that, her time of 15:27.76 is an English Record and the third best all-time by a Brit indoors, behind Laura Muir and Liz McColgan. It is also a Commonwealth Games qualifier for the Bracknell athlete who finished fifth at last year’s European Indoor Championships over 3000m.

https://www.fastrunning.com/running-athletics-news/stunning-10km-for-cairess-in-valencia-weekend-roundup/33791?fbclid=IwAR09GAG2CPxyvCLIwwJA05c2JB3a9_ISm4c6MTImKpv-oLIWlwaeudFzrbU

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The wintery weather took its toll once again across the Yorkshire and the Humber region for the second consecutive week. A heavy overnight frost and a freezing fog that didn’t lift before 9am resulted in several cancellations.
43/61 events took place across the Yorkshire and Humber region. As with last week, cancellations were all due to ice on or impacting the routes.
In such circumstances, it can be the case that for those events that do take place, attendances can be down somewhat, however this does also provide the opportunity for the opposite to happen as runners tour to events they wouldn’t normally visit. I was a little surprised that this week’s aggregate attendance for the region was the highest for eight weeks (cf 20 Nov 2021 = 11357).
Total attendance was 9234, an increase of 1753 (23.4%) compared with last week. For something of a change, Endcliffe, at its 500th event, had the largest attendance this week with 638; the smallest was at Sheffield Castle (58). Of the 33 events that also took place last week, 30 saw an increase in attendance and three were lower.
Not only was the attendance at Endcliffe the highest across the region since the return of parkrun on 24 July 2021, it was the first above 600 since 7 March 2020 (when there were four venues above 600: Endcliffe 700, Huddersfield 776, Hull 651 & Woodhouse Moor 641).
Bradford and Fountains Abbey both had attendances of 304, Sandall Park and Swerby both had 194, and Barnsley and Cliffe Castle both had 100.
The mean weekly cumulative attendance across the region for the history of parkrun has now reached 5000 (5002 to be precise) for the first time.
The rolling weekly regional average of 11537* over the last two years represents a decrease of 6.7% when compared with the previous year (12362).

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