Before Ciara visited Black Park

Black Park parkrun Event number 559

All was calm for parkrun on the Saturday 8th, but the next day Ciara was due to visit... we were all pre-warned! Still the weather for Saturday was benign and not too muddy underfoot.
Visiting on Wednesday I thought I would take some pictures:

Fallen Trees

Fallen Trees


Some trees have fallen and I guess the park rangers are out cleaning up the park for us all to return on Saturday. We will then enjoy running along the avenue of dreams:

Avenue of Dreams

Avenue of Dreams

I caught the last 3 minutes of a Harry Potter film this week and lo and behold the cast were all walking along this path! (Order of the Pheonix for the HP fans out there). There have been many films that were shot along this section of our parkrun: Captain America, Avengers Assemble, Death Of Stalin, Snow White and the Huntsman, Bond: Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and of course Star Wars where it was Endor, with Ewoks beating up the Empire forces. Not to mention many TV shows - Christmas Carol, Prime Suspect ..... the list is huge! I always enjoy spotting Black park on the screen!


10 Club: Eleanor SMITH, Paige ROBINSON
50 Club Sandra GLADWIN, Simon WALL
100 Club: Jenna WOOD, Marianne HUGHES, Toby SHELDON

This week 766 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 Hi-Viz heroes:
Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Wim NUYTS • Tarsem BAINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • Denise NISBET • Karen SPROD • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Sharron LEWIN • Adam HORSFIELD • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Pat LEWIN • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Richard PIERCY • John PUSEY • Mary MILES • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • Alison THORPE • Sumayah SIDDIQI

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,372 participants have completed 230,779 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,153,895 km, including 34,382 new Personal Bests. A total of 851 individuals have volunteered 11,116 times.