Abingdon parkrun event no. 355, 14th July 2018

At our last event before the cancellation, we saw 405 people joining us to run, jog and walk.

Of those, 47 were first timers, and 16 of those were brand new to parkrun.

There were 44 new Personal Bests (PBs), and 40 different clubs had members taking part.

We can only produce the free, weekly, timed event with our wonderful volunteers, who this week were:

John HARVEY • Daniel HAMILTON • Lucy HAMILTON • Stephen SMITH • Erica WOOSEY-GRIFFIN • Kevin WHEELER • David KENNEDY • Timothy POWELL • Rhoda HUGHES • Martin WALKER • Karen PULFORD • Arthur DAWKINS • Clive WILLCOCK • Chloe NEWMAN • Scott BUCKLEY • Helen NASH • Stuart WATTON • Sarah GIBSON • Jonathan NASH • John OWEN

There were also some milestones to celebrate.

Myla has now taken part in 10 events


Barry Knight saddled-up and rode in to celebrate 50 runs.


and Graham Cripps completed his 100th run with us.



See you all back on Rye Farm Meadow on the 28th July when RD Mark and his team will be ready to welcome everybody.


Cancelled – 21st July Event

Regrettably, we are having to cancel Abingdon parkrun this Saturday, the 21st July.

This is due to the "Prosecco in the Park" event taking place in Rye Farm Meadow.

It had been hoped that space would be left for us in Rye Farm Meadow, but on visiting the site on Thursday evening, this appears not to be the case.

Mike Shepherd
Co-Event Director


Event no. 353, 30th June 2018

As we left the first six months of 2018 behind with event no. 353, 363 of us ran and 22 of us volunteered at Abingdon parkrun.

As well as 17 people running their first ever parkrun anywhere, we had visitors from:
Banstead Woods
Didcot (yay!)
Humber Bridge

but the prize for furthest-travelled-parkrun-tourist was from
Meadowbrook (Brisbane, Australia)

Celebrating milestone runs were:

Rachel Shearer and Stephen Haynes, who have now run 50 parkruns.

Cal MacLennan, who has completed 100 parkruns.

Congratulations to you all!

We also had a team from Dementias Platform UK who were graduating from their Couch to 5k
programme.  Unfortunately, their Run Leader who had taken them from the couch to 5k was unable to run due to injury, but was there to cheer them on!

More good weather promised for this Saturday's event, when RD Julian and volunteer team look forward to welcoming you all!

Mike Shepherd



Event cancelled 23rd June 2018

Due to the Abingdon Food & Drink Festival taking place on Rye Farm Meadow on the 23rd June, we are cancelling Abingdon parkrun for one week only.

Other nearby parkruns include Didcot, Harcourt Hill, Oxford, and Witney.

If you're planning on travelling further afield, check for possible cancellations before setting out:



NHS70 Birthday at Abingdon parkrun June 9th

This Saturday we are celebrating the 70th Birthday of our NHS at Abingdon parkrun. We invite NHS employees, current and past to indicate that they work for the NHS, by wearing uniform or NHS lanyards and we invite everyone else to come in an NHS/Health themed fancy dress. There will be boards available for you to write down what parkrun and the NHS mean to you in terms of physical, mental health and community. Please feel free to start the ball rolling and post here your stories, thoughts about what the NHS and parkrun mean to you.
See you Saturday
Lucy Co-Event Director and Nurse Practitioner #DFYB

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