Dog related accident

Last Saturday at Wilverley we unfortunately had our first injury due to an uncontrolled dog belonging to a member of the public.
Caroline Barnfield was running with her own dog on a short lead when the loose dog left it’s owner and tripped her.

Caroline has emailed to say:
‘I just wanted to thank other runners last Saturday, 12.01.19, especially the kind man who stopped and helped me to the finish after I was knocked over near the last T junction by a large loose dog.
I have numerous facial lacerations, a broken nose and swollen knees. I don't know how I managed to finish as I felt very dizzy and concussed. Also thank you to Mick for the first aid!

Kind regards

We hope that all dog walkers are aware of their responsibility to control their dogs in the Forest. However this incident shows that it is imperative that we all take great care in the presence of uncontrolled dogs.


Dogs in Wilverley Inclosure

Our winter course in Wilverley Inclosure is perfect for sharing parkrun with your dog as there’s plenty of space on the tracks after the first congested 100m.

However please abide by the simple rule that ‘Dogs ARE allowed at this venue but please keep ONE dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event.’

If anyone is seen to be running or walking our parkrun with a loose dog please advise them to use a lead and report to the Run Director if that request is not complied with. There are many runners who are intimidated by dogs and being tripped on the gravel tracks is not an experience anyone wants.

Wilverley is a very popular area for dog walkers so please take care if you see dogs that are not under control and warn the owners VERY POLITELY that you are passing.


Christmas and New Year parkruns

There will NOT be parkruns at Wilverley on Christmas Day or New Year's Day but there will be parkruns as normal on Saturdays 22 and 29 December 2018 and 05 January 2019.

To find events on both of those Holidays please see the parkrun Christmas and New Year Compendium at


Car sharing for Wilverley Inclosure

It was very pleasing to have almost 200 people at the first Wilverley parkrun this season despite the wet and cold conditions.

Unfortunately both of the Wilverley car parks were full so we urge you to please car share in future or use one of the smaller car parks nearby such as Wilverley Pit, Longslade Heath, Yew Tree Bottom or Horseshoe Bottom.

Our Permit from the Forestry Commission is dependent upon our ability to share the Inclosure with other Forest users.

Please car share if you can and make it an even more sociable event.


parkrun results discrepancies

We apologise that some of today's times may not be the same as those you recorded yourselves.

There were several unconnected errors from the middle of the results and we hope that you didn't miss out on a PB because of that.

If you are very disappointed with an incorrect time please email your barcode ID and recorded time to and we will endeavour to correct your time.


Return to Wilverley Inclosure on 06 October

Two Open Days were looming at Brockenhurst College that would have meant the cancellation of our parkrun but the Forestry Commission has kindly agreed that we can return to Wilverley Inclosure from 06 October for the whole of the winter.

Make the most of the last two weeks of the flat course!


Luke Sinnott is visiting us on 01 September

This Saturday, 01 September, we will be honoured by the attendance of Luke Sinnott, a medallist in the recent Para Athletics World Championships in Berlin.

As well as Berlin Luke has competed internationally in Dubai, Italy, Paris and the USA and has set his sights on representing GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

You can read more about Luke's remarkable story at and meet him in person on Saturday.


Brockenhurst College on Saturday 26th May

After our longest ever winter residence at Wilverley we will be returning to Brockenhurst College next Saturday 26 May.
The two courses could not be more different as the College fields are pan flat with well manicured grass.
Instead of the single hilly lap at Wilverley there are 4 equal laps around the perimeter of the College playing fields which makes pace judgement very easy.

It is a perfect course for a fast time (unless you're pushing a buggy!) or for youngsters and beginners.

Unfortunately DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED out of vehicles at the College.

Modern toilets and showers are available in the Leisure Centre and the free car park is only 3 metres from the course.

Our designated post run cafe, The Sett, (previously The Melt) is just around the corner towards the railway crossing. As the College gates don't close until 1pm you are welcome to leave vehicles if you wish to take advantage of the Sett's 10% discount on food and drinks on production of your parkrun barcode.


Wilverley parkrun – 19 May

This Saturday’s parkrun will be held in Wilverley Inclosure despite the closure of the Wilverley Plain car park.
Please use the Wilverley Inclosure entrance and car park.
The start and finish will again be at the top of the ‘first’ hill.

The course at Brockenhurst College should be soon be ready so watch for news.


Wilverley extended until 26 May

We are very grateful that the Forestry Commission has kindly agreed to extend the Permit for Brockenhurst parkrun to remain in Wilverley Inclosure until 26 May.
We hope that by then the College playing fields will have finally dried out enough for us to return to our summer home.
Watch for news towards the end of May and make the most of our scenic course until then.

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