Nostell Priory made a significant impression on its debut parkrun outing last Saturday (26 July) with 215 runners taking part. The event comes one week after West Yorkshire welcomed another new parkrun event, Oakwell Hall, to the region.
Before the event, runners congregated for a photo in front of the priory, a grand house which dates back to 1773. Built for the Winn family on a medieval site, the priory was given to the National Trust in 1953.
In hot conditions on Saturday morning, Cairngorm Runners’ Terence Gareth Forrest took first place in 16:56, with Karen Ball leading the female field home in 20:33. The midpoint runner was Jane Lawson in 26:26, with the last competitor completing in 50:03.
The Oakwell Hall parkrun drew in a respectable field for its second run with 100 participants. The event, located in Oakwell Hall Country Park, saw Spenborough and District’s Simon Bolland take top spot in 18:50.
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