Is your New Year’s resolution still holding?

Black Park parkrun
Event number 557
25th January 2020

After last week’s record-breaking attendance of 888, this week saw a very impressive 838 people turning up at Black Park in the morning to take part in our Parkrun. We seem to have increased our weekly attendance by approximately 200 people when we compare it to November and December. This is great news for us and is a very real demonstration of just how popular our parkrun is. We are very fortunate to have Black Park and as David Priddy said a few weeks ago, when you tell people your parkrun is in Slough, you can guarantee they don’t picture a green, leafy and beautiful country park. 

One other demonstration of our increased numbers can be seen in the car park. It is very busy from 8.45 onwards, this is the same for the road leading into the park and of course the the longer queues at the ticket machines. If you are a regular, please consider getting a car park season ticket. It is valid in Langley Park and Denham Country Park as well as Black Park and if you visit the parks more than 16 times in a year you make your money. If you are able to get into the car park 5 or 10 mins earlier that will help and give you time to either warm up or have a pre-run chat with friends.

We are loving that fact that we have so many people running, jogging or walking with us but we want this to be a enjoyable experience for you all so please be mindful of other runners, be kind to each other and have great Saturday mornings.

This week as we’ve said 838 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 74 were first timers and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Craig ATKINS • Karen ALOE • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Joe HARVEY • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sumayah SIDDIQI

This week the following people reached milestone runs. Huge congratulations to you all!

50 Club

Harleen EARI, Jacqui HOWELL,  James CAMP, Louis COWAN, Nathalie DUNKLEY

100 Club

Andrew KNOTT, Tony CLISH

250 Club

Christopher THORNE

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 21,258 participants have completed 229,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,146,235 km, including 34,179 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 11,015 times.

This week 838 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 74 were first timers and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Craig ATKINS • Karen ALOE • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Joe HARVEY • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • 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 21,258 participants have completed 229,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,146,235 km, including 34,179 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 11,015 times.

 

Father Christmas loves volunteers

Black Park parkrun

Event number 552

28th December 2019

For some people the weekend between Christmas and New Year is a time for relaxing but not for the 636 people who ran, jogged or walked our Parkrun this week. After the rain of the last couple of days, this morning was dry and fair - great December running weather. In fact, the weather was so good that it tempted Father Christmas back from the beach for one last run this year. Some of you may have seen him with his mini sleigh and his two helpers. They weren’t just at Black Park to run off those extra Christmas pounds, they handed out presents to all the volunteers.

On behalf of all the volunteers, we want to thank you for the generous gifts you gave, it was so thoughtful of you. It wasn’t just Father Christmas who thanked the volunteers, so many of you runners thanked us especially in the funnel as you got your tokens.

We don’t volunteer to be thanked, we volunteer because we love meeting all you runners and so that Parkrun can function as efficiently as possible on a weekly basis. Why don’t you consider volunteering in 2020? It’s a great way to meet people and, if like me, you start towards the back of the field you get to see what the front looks like. In addition, you get to see all the runners and be part of a great team.

Of the 636 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 66 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers: Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Maureen PEDRI • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Vince ELLERBY • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carolyn FRYER • Amar BABHANIA • Karen SPROD • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Paula KELLY • Karen COURT • Paul SILVESTER • Joe HARVEY • Thomas HAYWOOD • Alice SILVEY • Martin STEWART • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Ellie HENDERSON • Sue DAVIE • Sumayah SIDDIQI • Julie 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 20,796 participants have completed 225,145 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,125,725 km, including 33,760 new Personal Bests. A total of 842 individuals have volunteered 10,826 times.

 

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.

 

Christmas and New Year Events

As in previous years, there will not be an additional Christmas Day parkrun event at Black Park this year. There will however be an additional run on New Years Day at 9am, followed by the option of a cheeky second run at Upton Court at 10:30. And for those of you who like a bit of extra distance, there is usually a group that does both events but also runs between Black Park and Upton Court.

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