Non-parkrun report…. Quiz!!!

As from Monday 23rd March Black Park is closed to ALL visitors (Langley and Denham parks also shut)

With the shutdown of parkrun what could you be doing on a Saturday at 9am? Well there is always the parkrun Quiz!!

The inaugural Great Big parkrun Quiz

With no parkrun due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there was a new experience for all of us.

The lovely Vassos Alexander hosted a quiz at 9am on the parkrun YouTube channel. Over 2,700 people were viewing the Europe and South Africa edition at 9am GMT (with Australia/New Zealand having gone 11 hours before and North America going 5 hours later).

The questions were difficult, but some of our Black Park parkrunners did rather well. The best scores that we have heard so far were all 8 out of 15 (with the top 10 in Europe/South Africa scoring 11 and 12). Some of the UK teams were so keen that they had even participated in the Antipodean version before bedtime and were planning to join the American version too!

Well done to Black Park parkrunners Richard GOWER, the JARDELLA family and the MITCHELL family. Neck and neck at the finish line this week.

And the good news is that you too can watch it back to join in the fun, and get online next Saturday morning for the Great Big parkrun Quiz #2. Just search for the ‘parkrun’ channel on YouTube and the Live broadcast should be the first item at that time.

Black Park

I managed a freedom run before the park closed completely last week. It was very quiet and calm and the parkrun course was deserted. It will be there when we get the chance to return.


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 21,587 participants have completed 233,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,168,550 km, including 34,704 new Personal Bests. A total of 864 individuals have volunteered 11,300 times.