Middleton Woods Parkrun celebrates sixth birthday

Saturday (4 May 2024) marked Middleton Woods Parkrun’s sixth birthday from Event 1 and what a diverse 6 years we have had. The last 6 years have seen us welcome 6,632 athletes to our course, and 18,923 parkruns have been completed.

Middleton Woods Parkrun runners

There are a lot of people to thank, from all you athletes who complete 5Ks here, but we want to particularly give a massive mention to our volunteers of which if they didn’t turn up each week, our event wouldn’t happen! So thank you to everyone who has been apart of our parkrun family over the last six years, you have made us into a fantastic event!




It just so happened that our birthday event this year coincided with Star Wars Day (May the fourth). It was fantastic to see many of you turn up in fancy dress and help mark both events. For now and forever more May the Force be with you!

To help us celebrate we were joined by 146 people who ran, jogged, walked and flew around the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests.

Core Team and Star Wars Theme.

Representatives of 33 different clubs took part including members of the Galactic Empire, Republic and the odd Jedi Knight.

We also had a number of milestones celebrated with Russ completing his 150th parkrun with the majority of them all being at Middleton Woods. Tracey who completed her 200th parkrun. Theo completed his 10th 5K parkrun and has picked up his first milestone available. Allan completed a parkrun for the 50th time by completing our course this morning.

This week we welcomed Danny to the parkrun family for the very first time and we hope to see you again soon.

Nicola and Poppy.

What a six years it’s been, here’s to the next six!

Team Middleton Woods.

Parkrun is free weekly 5km walk, jog, or run. Register at parkrun.org.uk/register before your first event. Middleton Woods parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 9am, starting from Leeds Urban Bike Park, Ring Road Beeston Park, LS10 3TN.


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