Can you help at Blackpool this week?

Hello parkrun

This is your opportunity to become one of the team of Hi-Viz heroes at Blackpool parkrun.


We have reached Thursday once more and with 2 days to go before this weeks event we have not managed to fill all the roles to have a safe and timed run.

If you are able to help out this week or in the future please let us know so that we can add you to the roster. Contact us either through Facebook or by email at

If you have not volunteered before, don't worry, we are a friendly bunch 

It is the volunteers that make parkrun happen every week at Blackpool, across the UK and Globally.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the team.

Thank you

Blackpool parkrun Volunteer Team



Blackpool parkrun #84

It was a beautiful morning on Stanley Park, Blackpool today.

Photos from Blackpool parkrun 29.09.18 can now be found at



Blackpool parkrun photos

Blackpool parkrun photos can be found by going to the Facebook page at and searching albums.


Blackpool parkrun, Event number 82, 8th September 2018

Blackpool parkrun
Event number 82
8th September 2018

Saturday morning dawned a little damp.
DSC_0728parksplash (inspirational description Lytham Hall) may be a more appropriate description of event number 82. It poured with rain and there were multiple puddles on the course – we were definitely singing in the rain before we were done, there may even have been a little dancing!! An amazing 151 hardy participants got soaked, undeterred by the elements. Normal weather conditions were restored in the North West. DSC_0764
When all our awesome runners completed the event, the rain drove many to seek shelter and refreshment in the Stanley Park Art Deco Cafe where we joined the fantastic volunteers and parkrunners.
There were the 9 first timers from a group of 20 running Blackpool for the first time, and 19 different clubs represented. Participants travelled from as far afield as Tasmania (hope you enjoyed it!) The Lakes, Darwen, Preston, Blackburn, Freckleton, Wesham and Scotland. We even appear to have been operating an exchange programme with one runner coming down from Wallsend (we did send one or two more up to Gateshead for the Great North Run). DSC_0780
There were plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday. Mark Gillet reached the 50 run milestone and made it a double celebration, completing his 25th volunteering milestone as tailwalker. Amazingly 17 people were able to record new personal best times in these very wet conditions. Congratulations to Mark, and all those with improved times.
Next Saturday (15th September) Blackpool and Lytham Hall parkruns are both CANCELLED (BMX and Steam Rally). Fleetwood, Preston, Lancaster and Cuerden Valley are the nearest alternatives – each providing a contrasting parkrun experience ranging from flat to .... undulating!! If you've never tried parkrun tourism then perhaps this is the time. large-Banner 1.0
If you are participating in the Blackpool Pretty Muddy on 22nd September and need to warm up/rest beforehand then we're ‘pretty’ certain that we can accommodate you, either on the course or as a volunteer.
The runners, walkers and joggers were protected from slipping and from the glorious puddles by a fantastic team of of Hi-Viz heroes. So a big shout out and thank you to our volunteers. We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: David Barker, Anna Beaumont, Chris Bluck, Leanne Bluck, Sarah Brown, Martha Brown, Catherine Fletcher, Mark Gillatt, Nichola Griffiths, Stephen Heaton, Andy Hume, Lemonie Jones, Elspeth Macpherson, Naomi Singleton, Tom Smalley, Tracy Smalley, Jack Smalley, Karen Smith, Andrew Southwell, Benjamin Southwell, Brandon Till, Louise Wainwright, Paul White, Andrew Woodward.
This weeks’ full results and a complete event history can be found on the Blackpool parkrun Results Page

The male record is held by Joseph MONK who recorded a time of 16:06 on 7th October 2017 (event number 34).

The female record is held by Tessa ROBINSON who recorded a time of 18:20 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MULLER who recorded 91.17% (17:45) on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).

Blackpool parkrun started on 4th February 2017. Since then 4,049 participants have completed 15,399 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,995 km, including 3,450 new Personal Bests.

See you all on Stanley Park at the clock tower on the 22nd September.


Blackpool parkrun, Event number 81: 1st September 2018

Blackpool parkrun
Event number 81
1st September 2018

First a few announcements for September
Saturday 8th September
Masters Rugby will be taking place here in Stanley Park, this will not affect parkrun although all those taking part in the rugby are invited to do parkrun beforehand

Saturday 15th September
Blackpool parkrun is CANCELLED
There is a BMX National Competition on Stanley Park, Blackpool parkrun fully support this event and wish all taking part good luck.
Lytham Hall parkrun is also cancelled for the Steam Rally. So why not join the newest parkrun on the Fylde Coast at Fleetwood Promenade parkrun

Saturday 22nd September
Pretty Muddy (, will be taking part on Lawsons Field across East Park Drive from Stanley Park. This will not affect Blackpool parkrun but if you are taking part in Pretty Muddy why not join us at Blackpool parkrun for a warmup run or as a volunteer.

Little catch up from Event number 80 25th August.
Saturday 25th saw Blackpool transport staff graduating from their “COACH” to 5km having followed a fitness programme for a number of weeks. They brought their supporters and donned their yellow t-shirts which could not out shine their beaming smiles. What an enormous sense of team work they had with the already finished participants encouraging every single team mate over the line. Congratulations to all participants thank you for choosing Blackpool parkrun for your ‘graduation’.

Back to Event number 81

Once more the volunteers were up bright and early to get everything ready for the weekly event on Stanley Park. We were joined by joggers, walkers and runners from across the country and welcomed people from Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Southampton to mention a few.

Congratulations to junior parkrunner Lauren M, who joined us for her 10th parkrun, well done from everyone at Blackpool parkrun Lauren.

All the photos are available on the Blackpool parkrun Facebook page at and the results can be found on the website at

Reminders about Blackpool parkrun

  1. Everyone is welcome, either to volunteer or walk, jog and run with us
  2. Register at
  3. Print Barcode and take with you to parkrun (good advice is to get it laminated) or get one of the wristbands or tags from parkrun UK
  4. Set your alarm in plenty of time to get ready for parkrun
  5. Get to the clock tower on Stanley Park before 9am on Saturday
  6. Do 2 laps
  7. Take a finish token and get scanned for your result
  8. Only cross the finish line once
  9. Leave the finish token with us (they are not prizes)
  10. Have Fun

Volunteer when you can it is at least as good as running!!!

This free event is brought to you by our volunteers and our sponsors:

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

David Young • Karen Smith • Matthew Prentice • Brian Cumpsty • Catherine Fletcher • David Barker • Paul White • Anna Beaumont • Tracy Smalley • Benjamin Southwell • Bill Smith • Lesley Smith • Lemonie Jones • Russell Jones • Emma Derricott • Tom Smalley • Gill Hayes • Aileen Eaves • Poppy Wylie • David Lardner • Matthew Dunham

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Blackpool parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Joseph Monk who recorded a time of 16:06 on 7th October 2017 (event number 34).
The female record is held by Tessa Robinson who recorded a time of 18:20 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul Muller who recorded 91.17% (17:45) on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).

Blackpool parkrun started on 4th February 2017. Since then 4,026 participants have completed 15,248 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,240 km, including 3,427 new Personal Bests.

Happy parkrunning!

The Blackpool parkrun team

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