Event Cancelled

We have had a great run, 201 Events with no cancellations is a great achievement

However this Saturday (March 3rd) Due to ice and bad weather conditions, We have decided to cancel.

A course inspection took place this morning and the course is unsafe to run on

We will be back on 10th March

Thank You

Kev Chadwick - Event Director


Happy New Year

1st January 2018

I arrive in the park about 08:30am and already runners had arrived! Apricot vests and Cowl Cowl neck warmers all visible.

Normally at Peckham rye we are used to the park being pretty quite until 08:50am, then in the last 10 minutes around 200 gather at the start. With a chance to record Two parkruns in One day (only time you can) We expected numbers to increase considerably and considerably they did!

A new attendance record of 339 runners started 2018 with a 5km run before heading off to do it again at another local park.

Tony Donaldson delivered the new runners brief to easily over 100 runners completing their first run at Peckham rye and after asking you all to thank our wonderful volunteers:

Alison SYMONDS-TAYLER • Paul BODDEY • Tony DONALDSON • Catherine MCDONALD • Helen STEPHEN • Rachael PRESTON • Sarah TIZZARD • Owen BRADY • Belinda CHAU • Daniel WATSON • Butch ALI • Emily WARBURTON-BROWN • Juliet BRISTOW • Martin WALSH • Eszti TAKACS

A prompt 9am start ensured maximum time to make your Second parkrun. We had One milestone with Xavi Rabanal-Hunt running his 100th parkrun so congratulations to you.

Regular first time finisher Andy Bond was 1st to finish in 17:09 he then went off to Southwark and finished 1st again in 17:16

First Female to finish was Alice McGushin in 19:35 It was Alice's first visit to peckham

I would like to also mention that a set of Car keys were found, Despite Facebook and Twitter posts we have had nobody come forward. Strangley we have not received any emails. The keys are currently safe with One of or core team. So if you lost them then please contact us.

I would like to end by thanking everyone who has ran or volunteered in the past and help us grow, We have a strong community here and I feel very lucky to be apart of that. Organising the parkrun is not easy but recently lots more people have come forward to help take the pressure off me.

I am still looking to take on more Run directors so please ask if you are interested

But it looks like you are all stuck with me as your event director for the long term future!

Happy New Year

Kev Chadwick - Event Director










I need some help!

Good Morning

Its that time for the week where I try to fill the volunteer roster for next Saturday (11th November)

You can see all the positions we need filling here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye/futureroster/

Sometimes it can be hard to fill the roster and I appreciate roles such as Timer and Tail Walker are not always appealing, People feel the pressure of holding the stopwatch and many do not like walking a parkrun in potentially 50 minutes ( especially faster runners) but all these roles are vital and come with full training.

The Tail Walker is an important role to ensure everyone finishes safely and is rewarding to have helped someone finish a 5km for whom it may be a big personal challenge.

So recently some of you may beware I stated on Social media and on our News page http://www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye/news/ that I would like to stand down.

Setting up this parkrun and watching it growth from 50/60 runners a week to now over 200 is probably my greatest achievement (or maybe 2nd to when I got married!)

Anyway its not easy and doing this around a full time job it is often very difficult. In 5 years of being involved in parkrun I have only missed 3 Saturdays! I am pretty exhausted and need some help!

Ste Kakoulli/Sarah Parkins/David Burgess/Tony Donaldson and soon Catherine McDonald have been fantastic as have many others (too many to mention)

but I need more help and to have some time to myself which is why I am asking if anybody would like to take over from me? or share the commitment?

I am also open for people to step-up on a rota basis and become Run Directors (The more we have, The less we do! )

A volunteer Co-ordinator who would have access to the email account who could perhaps take the burden off me and help fill up the volunteer roster would be great. This role could be done on your home computer in a few hours per week

Thank You all for reading and sorry its long!

An even bigger thanks to everyone who has helped me get this far and to the runners who turn up every Saturday because you and not me have made this event grow and become what it has.

Kevin Chadwick


Stepping Down as Event Director

I have had a fantastic 3 and half years as your event director but I am looking to step down, I cannot thank everyone enough for your contributions but it is in the best interests of parkrun and Peckham rye parkrun that I give this position up


I am now officially offering the position out (with full training and support) to anyone who would like to drive the parkrun forward. I will stay on until a suitable person can be found


Thank You all for understanding 


Kevin Chadwick - Peckahm ED November 2nd 2018


Event #175


Peckham Rye parkrun
Event number 175
9th September 2017




This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 fantastic volunteers:

Charlie Lound • Tony Donaldson • Catherine McDonald • Kevin Chadwick • David Feasey • Neil Borthwick • Laura Vincent • Louise Maclean • Kate Greenwood • Mark Judge • Danny Norrington-Davies • Simon Boghurst • Neil Walker • Robin Martin • Sarah Jones

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

Boys Top 3 were:
Leon Foster (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 17:21 - first appearance.
Matthew Hardcastle (SM25-29) of Serpentine RC, was second over the line in 17:25.
Kevin Chadwick (VM35-39) of Petts Wood Runners, was third over the line in 17:52.

Girls Top 3 were:
Kirsty Wright (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:57 - 4th time in 24 appearances.
Chloe Green (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 20:19.
Laura Tang (SW30-34) of Windrush Triathlon Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 20:49 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Leon Foster (SM30-34) – 75.22% for the time 17:21 (first overall).
Kirsty Wright (VW35-39) – 75.19% for the time 19:57 (15th overall).
Melly Still (VW55-59) – 75.12% for the time 23:47 (69th overall).

Congratulations goes to Alex Bond pictured with Brother Toby and Dad Andy after he completed his 10th parkrun, As a junior runner he has now earned his White 10 T-Shirt

andy and kids


Fred Sharrock also achieved a milestone after completing his 50th parkrun

Interestingly our 1st place runner Leon Foster who is on 198 parkruns with 197 of those at different events! Only Bradford parkrun have managed to tempt Leon to go back for a Second visit!

Hopefully by next Saturday I will have my 3rd Barcode Scanner back and long waiting times to get scanned will be reduced

Thanks for your patience and continued support

Kev Chadwick - Event Director



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