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jemson - "Millhouses roadside a no-no. Why? And couldn`t it be kept within the park?"

 

The straight answer is runner safety.

Maybe it could be kept within Millhouses Park but not easily and its been looked at many times. Maybe a 'strava' runner could squeeze in a 5k route there and see if it catches on. The current strava runs - 'Car park 2 Car park' is 0.9K add 'Striders 300m Track in a Park' = 1.2. Out and back = 2.4, Two laps = 4.8? The pinch point at the boating lake is a major problem, very tight.

 

I know that Hallam do roadside running on a much narrower pavement but I understand that when they started it was okay with parkrun HQ.

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That makes sense. How about popping into Hutcliffe Woods? That would make it `interesting`? :o I did one last year at Dalby Forest that was very varied terrain-wise.

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 25th & 26th March 2017.

 

100 - Concord

221 - Graves

87 - Graves Juniors

290 - Hillsborough

59 - Castle

616 - Hallam

 

Total - 1,373

 

257 - Rother Valley

67 - Clifton Park

 

Total - 324

 

Overall total = 1,697

 

News from parkrun HQ has indicated that virtual runs will count towards the Red 50 'benchmark' shirt......

 

http://www.rhoff.org.uk/parkrun/virtality/parkrun_announcement_01042017.html

 

.......or was it something to do with Saturdays place in the calendar?

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That makes sense. How about popping into Hutcliffe Woods? That would make it `interesting`? :o I did one last year at Dalby Forest that was very varied terrain-wise.

 

It can be a mud bath in hutcllife wood sometimes

 

edit: there seems to be some planning application for cycle paths through the wood.

 

Anybody know wot. Could be promising

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd April 2017.

 

80 - Concord

244 - Graves , 9th Highest Attendance

* - Graves Juniors

308 - Hillsborough, 2nd Highest Attendance

55 - Castle

626 - Hallam

 

Total - 1,273

 

253 - Rother Valley

130 - Clifton Park , New Attendance Record (+30)

 

Total - 383

 

Overall total = 1,656

 

* - I am away till midweek, can someone cut and paste this post AND insert the Graves-Juniors attendance please.

 

'Six of the Best' are you one of 273?

https://ronandrhonap.shinyapps.io/6ofthebest/

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heffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd April 2017.

 

80 - Concord

244 - Graves , 9th Highest Attendance

143 - Graves Juniors, =1st Highest

308 - Hillsborough, 2nd Highest Attendance

55 - Castle

626 - Hallam

 

Total - 1,273

 

253 - Rother Valley

130 - Clifton Park , New Attendance Record (+30)

 

Total - 383

 

Overall total = 1,656

Edited by jemson

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Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 8th & 9th April 2017.

 

83 - Concord

220 - Graves

78 - Graves Juniors

242 - Hillsborough,

55 - Castle

591 - Hallam

 

Total - 1,269

 

290 - Rother Valley

111 - Clifton Park , 2nd Highest Attendance

Total - 401

 

Overall total = 1,670

 

Clifton Park & Rother Valley had 400+, for the first time, probably. The town course seem to have a boost of enthusiasm, 100+ again, not that many 'First timers' but loads on 2 & 3 runs.

 

Sheffield numbers held up well in the face of the Sheffield Half on Sunday - volunteer rosta's were packed out early doors. The Sunday run was fantastic spectating but a bit hot for the runners, who saw the Pirate flag?.

 

This is a Sheffield/Nottingham 'double' that appeals to me - https://www.nowca.org/Home/Page/28

 

---------- Post added 16-04-2017 at 17:34 ----------

 

Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 15th & 16th April 2017.

 

99 - Concord

252 - Graves, 5th Highest Attendance

82 - Graves Juniors

301 - Hillsborough, 3rd Highest Attendance

64 - Castle, 10th Highest Attendance tied with 2 other dates.

657 - Hallam

 

Total - 1,455

 

296 - Rother Valley, 2nd Highest Attendance

83 - Clifton Park

 

Total - 379

 

Overall total = 1,834

 

UK parkrun record smashed about 10,000 - https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=elliott%20line

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Hi, i am new to running and currently doing the couch to 5k . I am thinking of going to parkrun every weekend class it as an extra day of training also track my progress with been timed . My closest one is Hillsborough, has anyone on here been to that one, what's the turn out like? Many thanks in advance

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Hi, i am new to running and currently doing the couch to 5k . I am thinking of going to parkrun every weekend class it as an extra day of training also track my progress with been timed . My closest one is Hillsborough, has anyone on here been to that one, what's the turn out like? Many thanks in advance

 

Turnout's about 200 each week, a real friendly bunch (as always with parkrun) and a nice course - 3 x 1 mile loops. First section is a shallow descent from the kids park to the bottom and them coming back up to near the top of the park, turning right to the library and back to the kids park.

 

No real hills to worry about, and not much traffic.

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Thank you for replying to my post i appreciate it. That sound great , is there a link to the route at all? Happy to hear there isn't much of an hill to haha.

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Thank you for replying to my post i appreciate it. That sound great , is there a link to the route at all? Happy to hear there isn't much of an hill to haha.

 

There is a map of each parkrun course, on the website for that parkrun.

 

This Hillsborough one is here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hillsborough/course/

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