Coventry parkrun 455, 9 March 2019

This week 880 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 99 were first timers and 123 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers, thank you all: Joy Douglas, Jayne Coupe, Theresa Mason, John Aylmer, Wendy Foxall, Peter Hall, Sue Gough, Julie Flanagan, Steve Handy, Jackie Schofield, Heather Betts, Jonathan Addison, Mark Williams, Rachel Hodge, Cheryl Thomas, Charles Brimble, Bryan Mercer, Philip Townsend, Jeremy Smith, Sarah Goodland, Simi Randhawa, Joshua Rawlings, Tom Jeffrey, Krzysztof Wowczuk and Stephanie Walker.

Photos, thanks John, from the run can be viewed at:

Milestone parkruns this week:
250 Sheila Johnson, Kim Moroney
100 David Johnson, Corinne Murray, Kirstie Murray
50 Luke Packham, David Copp, Richard Charles and Asif Hussain

Congratulations all!

Coventry parkrun started on 6 February 2010. Since then 18,304 participants have completed 190,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 954,075 km, including 31,322 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,109 individuals have volunteered 8,933 times.


Local races you may want to try – 2019

If parkrun has whetted your appetite for running, then here's a list of local runs to Coventry parkrun that you may wish to try. It's a rough guide, but if you think there are any missing then let us know at:

Resolution Run Coventry 2019 - Sunday 3 March 2019

Coventy Half Marathon - Sunday 24 March 2019

Warwickshire 5km Colour Fun Run for Macmillan Cancer Support - Sunday 7 April 2019

MFRC Tractor 10k - Monday 22 April 2019

Coventry Sprint Triathlon - 19 May 2019

Coventry & Warwickshire Pretty Muddy 5k 2019 - 29 June 2019

Coventry & Warwickshire 10k 2019 - 30 June 2019

Northbrook 10k - Sunday 14 July 2019

Kenilworth Half Marathon - 1 September 2019


Finish Funnel

We’ll be trying a few things over the next few weeks to help ensure that the finish funnel doesn’t fill up at Coventry parkrun. This will mainly be things that we’ve done before that we’re putting back in place to help with the increase in numbers.

There are a few things that you can do to help:
- Please listen to the instructions given to you by the Funnel Managers.
- Please enter the funnel and cross the finish line. Don’t enter the funnel from the side.
- When you cross the finish line please don’t stop – keep walking/running/crawling up the funnel.
- Keep up with the person in front and stay in the order that you finished. Try not to let gaps develop in the funnel.
- If you enter the funnel please take a Finish Token. Please don’t jump out of the queue before being taking a Finish Token. If you don’t want your time recorded, then just hand it in to the Barcode Scanners (or another volunteer).
- Be ready to receive your Finish Token – have your hand out ready. This should take priority over stopping your watch or phone!
- Once you have your Finish Token and have left the funnel please go to one of the Barcode Scanners to get your barcode and your Finish Token scanned – look for the signs. We have multiple scanners in operation, feel free to go to any scanner.
- Please keep the entrance and exit to the finish funnel clear.

Thank you


Coventry parkrun ongoing from Saturday 3 November

There will be a new start/finish for Coventry parkrun ongoing from this Saturday – 3 November.

Coventry parkrun will start and finish on the wide tree-lined avenue from the perimeter path heading towards the visitor centre.

This will not affect your Coventry parkrun experience.

The course will monitored for a couple of weeks whilst we settle in and make sure that everything is working ok.

There will be an area for small items such as clothing and water bottles. This won’t be manned and all items will be left at your own risk. Please don’t leave any items at the Visitor Centre as these will be removed.

The new start/finish area is close to a number of memorial benches and memorial trees. Please ensure that you don’t leave items on these. There is also plenty of green gym equipment nearby should you wish to stretch before/after parkrun.

The website and course description will be updated as soon as we’re able.




Coventry parkrun 429, 15 September 2018

This week 678 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 68 were first timers and 106 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

Thanks to all of this week’s volunteers: Joy Douglas, Paul Slatford, Sukhjit Pooni, Michaela Eyley, Robert Eyley, Dan Rathbone, Jamie Turner, Jackie Schofield, Stuart Heaton, Jessica Rexworthy, Charles Brimble, Bryan Mercer, Stuart Sahan, Elisse Breugelmans, Mo Smith, Michelle Oldfield, Max Harvey, Melissa Armston, Sue Fitton, Anita Jones, Roger Bolton, David Ryan, Sean Stowe, Paul Berrett and Tom Wightman.

Some photos from the parkrun (thanks Stuart) can be viewed at:

Milestones this week:
Rachael Allen and Joanne Bass ran their 100th parkrun
Ian Adshead and Ian Ward ran their 50th parkrun
Well done all!

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Coventry parkrun Results Page over at:

If there are any problems, then please email us at and we’ll review as soon as we’re able.

Coventry parkrun started on 6 February 2010. Since then 16,629 participants have completed 173,431 parkruns covering a total distance of 867,155 km, including 28,680 new Personal Bests.

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