Perfect running conditions

Run # 573 – 18th September 2021

Perfect running conditions

It was our ninth event since parkrun restarted and our 429 participants had pretty much perfect running conditions, slightly fresh but with sun greeting us towards the finish……it’s great to be back!

We had two participants with over 80% age grade today, Adrian Huntley and Liz Lee, well done to you both!

A few additional stats for those who like detail:

The average age of participants this week is 47

The age range with the highest number of participants for both males and females is 55-59

We had 20 people who had never run parkrun before and 31 who had never participated at Black Park before. To those just starting their parkrun adventure, I’m sure Barbara Allen, who completed her 605th run today, will say the time flies by! We hope you all enjoyed it and will be back for more.

I know I keep mentioning it but with the changes required to restart our beloved parkrun, we are always in need of additional volunteers. They are the backbone of our event and without them we couldn’t continue with them. You can see the event's future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch directly, just send an email to

Black Park parkrun photographs can be found at:

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Rory Walsh

50 – Jaimeet Jassal, Graeme Wellard

100 – Margaret Jones

Also of note is Antony Smith with 400 runs.

This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Andy TORRANCE • Roderick HOFFMAN • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Tristan WONG • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Joe HARVEY • Martin STEWART • April PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • George SUMMERVILLE

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 21,962 participants have completed 237,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,186,800 km, including 35,172 new Personal Bests. A total of 876 individuals have volunteered 11,537 times.