Every cloud has a silver lining…

Although the days have been shorter and colder recently, Parkrun has brightened up my week!

Giving the cold shoulder to the grey skies, 612 people ran, jogged and walked our lovely course. We had 43 first timers (welcome to the rest of your life!) and 36 recorded new PBs-congratulations! Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

I have been running since I was 7 years old, and one of the most interesting elements of the run was the dogs-whether they were big or small! It’s great to see that even our four-legged friends and their owners can enjoy our beautiful park-rain (which, to my dismay, my dog seems to love,especially walking through puddles) or shine. I can't wait for the day he can run with us, although I am not so excited for when nature calls...

We were given the time and dedication of 26 volunteers, who managed to put a smile on our faces despite the grey weather. As always, we are in need of volunteers-our hi-viz heroes are what makes Parkrun happen. If you are interested, please email blackparkhelpers@parkrun.com -we would love to have you onboard!

Thank you very much to this week’s Hi-Viz Heroes:

David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • Paula WALKER • Stephanie MORTIMER • Amar BABHANIA • Joe HARVEY • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Adam HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Paula KELLY • Jo SHEPHERD • Janett BAKER • Joe HARVEY • Alice SILVEY • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Theo WRAIGHT • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Surkhab LIDHAR

This week’s Milestones:


100 Club: Ben HULL, James FORD

250 Club: Karen ALOE

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 20,598 participants have completed 222,340 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,111,700 km, including 33,514 new Personal Bests. A total of 834 individuals have volunteered 10,637 times.

Chloe Breagan





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.

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