Watergrove Parkrun breaks its attendance record and raises money for Hospice

Date published: 30 October 2017

Watergrove Parkrun usually has 50 runners each week, but on Saturday 28 October there were 130.

Ian Connolly, who ran his 100th parkrun on Saturday, was also trying to raise money for Springhill Hospice by breaking the record for the number of participants at Watergrove Parkrun.

Ian said: “Job done, many thanks to all who joined in, whatever your reason for turning out, you helped in reaching the new record for Watergrove Parkrun attendance, in doing so I kept to my promise and made the donation to Springhill Hospice.

“We had 130 runners including 41 first timers to Watergrove with nine doing their very first parkrun.

“There were two 50th milestone runs today, Stephen Bostock, Littleborough Runners, and Melissa Vincent who brought along a group from Huddersfield.

“22 hardy folk achieved personal best times, good going in the wind and rain and amazing work by the 19 volunteers who make it all happen.”

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