Black Park parkrun cancelled

All parkrun events in the United Kingdom have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage parkrun HQ have cancelled all events up to the end of March. In these uncertain times we cannot say when the runs will restart, so please keep an eye on the parkrun websites, social media etc, and we will be back as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, remaining active is incredibly important, and parkrun are working on ways to encourage and support that. We do ask however that you do not arrange group gatherings at Black Park whilst parkrun events are suspended. The events have been cancelled to help reduce the spread of the virus, and arranging your own group runs will counteract these efforts. Don't let the virus stop you running or walking, just do it safely on your own.

Stay safe everyone and we will see you once we are out the other side of this.

With all best wishes to you and your families from the Black Park parkrun team


Road Closures 29th Feb and 7th March

On Saturday 29th Feb you will not be able to turn right from the A412 Uxbridge Road heading towards Slough into Black Park Road - the centre reservation gap will be closed. Instead you'll need to carry on to the next right turn (Wexham Park Lane) and do a U turn there.

Then the following week, March 7th, there will be no access at all to Black Park Road from the A412 in either direction. A diversion will be in place via Wexham Park Lane, Church Lane, Wexham Street & Rowley Lane, bringing you out at Black Park from the opposite direction. There will also be no exit from Black Park Road to the A412 - you'll need to retrace the diversion. The diversion will be fully signposted.

Please allow extra time for your journies on both days.


International Women’s Day #IWD parkrun – Sat 7th March 2020

At Black Park, we are delighted to be one of the parkrun’s participating in the parkrun celebration of International Women’s Day, also supported by This Girl Can – which you may have seen on social media.

Of course everyone is welcome at parkrun – always!

But the figures and research show that women are less likely to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. International Women’s Day #IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate.

There are many barriers that hold people back – as #ThisGirlCan has been highlighting.

So we invite you all to come along on 7th March 2020 for a parkrun celebrating female participation. Please do talk to the women and girls that you know about how great parkrun is, support them to overcome any worries that they have and come along, have fun and enjoy the friendly tea/coffee/cake at the end.


Christmas & New Year parkruns

Black Park parkrun will be operating as usual on Saturday December 21st & 28th, and there will also be an additional run at 9am on New Year's Day. There are currently no plans for an additional run on Christmas Day.


Dogs at Black Park parkrun

Please could we remind all runners with dogs that your dog should be on lead at all times during the run, and that the lead should be short, particularly in the early stages when you are potentially passing large numbers of runners. The dog also needs to be in your sight at all times and not running behind you so that you can react to what it is doing, and please do not use the extendable 'trip-wire' leads - your dog needs to be on a suitably strong lead so that you have instant control over the dog should it be required. Runners may also not see these leads if it is extended and may assume the dog is running with another person and attempt to run between you.
Please follow these simple guidelines and the run will be safer for all.


Christmas Running At Black Park

Christmas is rapidly approaching, so here are details of our schedule over the Christmas period.

We will be running as usual on Saturday 23rd at 9am. We know some of you don’t need much invitation, but if you want to dress up then this is the one!

There is no run on Christmas Day at Black Park.
Should you need a parkrun fix however there are various nearby events who are operating on Christmas Day, including Northala Fields, Cassiobury, Maidenhead, Rickmansworth & Woodley. For up-to-date details of which events are running please check out the parkrun Christmas Compendium

There is no parkrun on Boxing Day, however there is the Pinewood Trails 5k at 9:30, running a different 5k route through Black Park. Online entries are already open.

We will be running as usual on Saturday 30th December at 9am.

There will be an extra run at Black Park at 9am on New Year’s Day. This is the only day of the year when you can run 2 parkruns, so Upton Court will also be running but at 10:30 to give you the option of doing both. And for that extra special parkrun double, why not join Datchet Dashers as they run the 4 miles between them as well! Several other local events are also running at 10:30 including Rickmansworth, Woodley, Osterley & Crane Park, so the choice is yours. Please check the Christmas Compendium page for full details.

We’re then back on the regular Saturday schedule from January 6th as thoughts turn to new year resolutions, spring half marathon and marathon training.


Safeguarding of young children at parkrun

As you will know we welcome children at parkrun. We love to see families running together and having fun, but we do have a minimum age of 4 and we insist that all children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. These rules are a requirement of UK Athletics who sanction our events and under whose insurance we operate. The rules are in place to protect the children, and also to protect the other runners and volunteers.
Whilst the official guidance from UK Athletics does not permit children under 11 to race the 5k distance, they are content to sanction the participation of children under the age of 11 in parkrun UK events as long as their participation is primarily for fun, being free from undue pressure from parents, other adults or their peers, and in the full understanding they are participating in a timed run rather than a race. 5 kilometres is a long way for small children, and we want them to enjoy it and see parkrun and running in a positive light. I’m sure many of us remember being forced to run round the school field as punishment when we were in school, something that put a lot of people off running for life, and we really don’t want children to see running and parkrun in the same way.

Extra events over the Christmas & New Year period

Please note that Black Park parkrun will be operating as usual on Saturday December 24th and Saturday December 31st. There will not be an additional run on Christmas Day, but there will be an extra event on Sunday January 1st at 9am. And for those of you desperate for a double you can then make your way to Upton Court where they will be starting at 10:30.

  • Saturday December 24th - Regular run at 9am
  • Sunday December 25th - No run
  • Saturday December 31st - Regular run at 9am
  • Sunday January 1st - Extra run at 9am

If you're wanting a Christmas Day run then please check out the Christmas Compendium for a list of the events that are running.


Black Park parkrun No. 348 – 6th February 2016

Congratulations to everyone who ran on Saturday.  Special congratulations go to the following runners:- Tansie Davies joined the Junior 10 club,  Sucwinder Bassi, Andrew Knill, Dinah Roberts & Nicci Theodoulou all reached the 50 run milestone, and Karen Aloe ran her 100th run!  Well done to you all!

Thank you as ever to the Volunteers and to our Volunteer Pacers!

Andy Torrance,  Audrey Parsons, Barbara Allen, Barbro Julin, Bob Stanbrook, Bryony Trafford-Smith, Bubbley Sall, Charlie Holland, Charlie Vaughan, David Anthony Morgan, David McShane, David Priddy, David Ross, Diane Kendall, Ella Casey-Priday, Fiona Jamieson, Fred Ashford, Hook, George Mardall, Glyn Watkins, Harry Smith, Ian Lathey, Ian Smales, Jackie Stallwood, Joanna Moriarty, Joe Nolan, John Miles, Karen Aloe, Karen Trunkfield, Katie Lucas, Kenneth Brown, Laura Hawkins, Marc Grover, Mark Lucas, Mark Moore, Mark Stevens, Mary Lord, Michael Day, Monika Revesz, Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Tough, Philip Morris Jones, Raymond John Hoyle, Rose O'Neill, Sheila O'Neill, Stephen McAlister, Steve Wells, Steen Burrows, Sue Tipping, Suzy Gaulton, Terry Simpson, tim Dawson, Tony Seagrove, Vinny Macartney.

6th Feb volunteers

pacers 6th feb    

Below are the results:-

Male placings:
Joe CARTON (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC, was first over the line in 17:15
Paul CORNEY (SM30-34) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was second over the line in 18:17 Paul MANSI (SM30-34) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was third over the line in 18:26

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Danny O'LEARY (Metropolitan Police AC) 5482 pts.
Steve PARSONS (Runnymede Runners) 5297 pts.
Stuart R EVANS (Hillingdon Triathletes) 5034 pts.

Female placings:
Ciara WILLIAMS (SW20-24) of Hillingdon AC, was first (33rd overall) over the line in 21:00
Margaret BLISSETT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 21:45
Charlotte DRAPER (SW30-34) of Chiltern Harriers AC, was third (47th overall) over the line in 21:52.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 5421 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Unattached) 5108 pts.
Nikki TASKER (Unattached) 5021 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Margaret MARDALL (VW65-69) was graded 79.98% for the time 27:23 (221st overall).
Frank RYAN (VM50-54) was graded 77.36% for the time 19:13 (8th overall).
John SMITH (VM70-74) was graded 77.21% for the time 24:08 (112th overall).

This week there were 534 runners, of whom 45 were first timers and 88 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found by following this link -




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