There were too many zombies to count.

Plus praying nuns, various spear-toting ghouls, a pumpkin, a few mummies and a man dressed in a polkadot onesie.

They were all there to liven up the weekly parkrun at Greenhead Park on Saturday morning.

There was a Halloween theme for the event and many of the runners chose to dress in costume.

Thee run also saw a record attendance of 655 runners, (nine more than the previous record), turn out for the 5km dash through the park to the delight of joint organiser Simon Brass, dressed inevitably as Dracula.

He said: “I have been involved for two-and-a-half years and it has just grown since its inception in April six years ago.

“I think we have 30-40 first timers today as well as a couple of visitors from Manchester.”

All those organising the weekly run are volunteers.

One of those taking part was Robert Hoult of leading Huddersfield wine merchants Hoults.

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The 42-year-old, father-of-three, who wore a Gothic outfit, said: “This is my fifth parkrun, my first one was three years ago.

“It’s been a great atmosphere today as always and there’s a great sense of camaraderie and a lot of fun with all the costumes on show.

“I’m one of the Stadium Runners, a group of runners from John Smith’s Stadium on Leeds Road, and there are probably about 14 of us out today.”

Also taking part was Lynne Mannion, a retired teaching assistant from Gledholt. who claimed her 184th parkrun.

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In 1984 she was in the British team which won a bronze medal in Hawaii for the Iron Man Triathlon world championships.

She said: “I was here from almost the day it started, this is the second largest parkrun in the UK outside of London.

“The people who organise it are very supportive and encouraging and that helps bring people here.”

First to finish on Saturday was Stainland Lions runner Matthew Pierson, who was completing his 34th parkrun.

But, as always, it was more about the taking part and the fun.