Colwick parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-15 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event 449 – 14th March 2020

In these unprecedented times it was wonderful to have a little bit of normality in the shape of the 449th edition of Colwick parkrun.

49658427847_47b2e99720_cWe welcomed 196 people; 174 of which walked and jogged the course (including 4 genuine first timers) and 22 volunteers who helped to make the magic happen.


We waved to tourists from Southampton parkrun and Heaton Park parkrun at the pre-run brief, and were pleased to be able to congratulate Hilary on joining the 50 Club and Thomas on joining the 100 Club at event 449.

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Huge thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers (which included six under 18s): Amy ABETHELL  •  Benjamin EDWARDS  •  Bernard JARVIS  •  Callie-May DICKENS  •  Eileen O'REILLY  •  Erica ILIFFE  •  Eve RANDALL  •  Evie DICKENS  •  Frazer HOOD  •  Helen HOOD  •  Helen WHITEHAND  •  Iris PEEL  •  Jane RYCROFT  •  Joseph EDWARDS  •  Kathryn MELLOR  •  Kevin BOWEN  •  Lydia Rose DEANE  •  Nick CRIPPS  •  Samuel TENNANT  •  Stephen DICKENS  •  Victoria RANDALL


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Thank you for jogging along. The atmosphere was incredibly buoyant throughout the morning, no-one rushed off, the cafe was packed, and there was a real sense of people soaking up the 'parkrun love' just in case... #loveparkrun


For the latest update regarding Coronavirus #COVID19 at parkrun please see here. A further announcement as to the short-term future of parkrun events in the UK will be made by the end of play on Wednesday.


Event 448 – 7th March 2020


After two weeks of cancellation due to flooding and a fallen tree, it was great to be back at Colwick! The day was made extra special with us celebrating International Women's Day with a special #ThisGirlCan frame. It was wonderful to see so many women walking, jogging, running and volunteering amongst the 211 parkrunners and 23 hi-viz heroes!





Abi welcomed 23 first timers and tourists from Tring. Amongst them was Jean who registered 6 years ago and chose today to take part! Well done Jean and all our first timers!



We celebrated the 50th milestone of Katherine and Will and 100th of Daphne, Mary and Tam. Many congrats all of you- we look forward to seeing you in your milestone t-shirts soon!

A big thank you to our 23 hi-viz heroes who made today special:
Abigail CAST • Andrew PHILLIPS • Andy PARSONS • Arry NATHAN • Ben SHIRT • Callie-May DICKENS • Claire DUNKLEY • Claire O NEILL • Evie DICKENS • Gemma SYMIS • Helen HOOD • Howard WATKINSON • Ian BEASLEY • Jillian BOURGEOIS • Joanna WARD • John MITCHELL • Kathryn MELLOR • Kevin BOWEN • Megan MELLOR • Nick CRIPPS • Samuel TENNANT • Stephen DICKENS • Tina HOLLAND


SuperKev, our Event Course Checker was spot on when he reported PB conditions- 20 of you recorded a PB! Congrats- I manged to catch a few of you but you were too quick for me!


The morning was completed with a visit to Daleside where parkrunners had a lovely chat over cobs and omelettes.

Same again next week?



Megan and your Colwick parkrun team

PS Thanks to all the gents who joined in our celebration!



Cancellation on 29th February 2020

Please note that due to a tree blocking the approach to the finish funnel and the need for the ground to recover after recent flooding we are cancelled again this weekend.


Fingers crossed we'll be good to go again next week #loveparkrun



Cancellation on 22nd February 2020

Please note that due to parts of the course being flooded and a tree blocking the approach to the finish funnel we are cancelled this weekend.


Ducks are currently swimming on our course!


Fingers crossed we'll be good to go again next week #loveparkrun


Event 447 – 15th February 2020

The Sun was out and all was calm at 8 o'clock. The volunteers gave the thumbs up and expertly got ready to welcome our parkrunners. At 8.45am the wind picked up, the heavens opened and Storm Dennis joined us. Our 23 volunteers sheltered behind the activity centre and wondered "will  parkrunners be brave enough to join us?"


We were not to be disappointed. 157 parkrunners braved the rain, wind and mud to run, jog and walk around our beautiful Colwick Park. Amongst them were 8 first timers, including Alan, Linda, Sophie and Michael who made their parkrun debut today. What a day to make your debut! Strangely, no tourists... except Dennis... wonder why? :) Here is Sarah briefing our first timers:



"It's wet, windy and slippery under foot" Arry stated the obvious at run brief. "Please go through the puddles rather than around it."

Standing to cheer on our parkrunners at shoesucker straight, I was delighted that pretty much everyone ran through the puddles and had a huge grin on their face!


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I love volunteering even more than running- you can't beat the huge grin on people's faces as they run, jog or walk past! All the tasks are straightforward and can be done relaxed with a cup of coffee in hand... as demonstrated by Nik, our timekeeper today! *


Take a bow hi-viz heroes who defied Storm Dennis to bring you today's parkrun:

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If you would like to join us, please have a look at our volunteer roster and email us at

As is customary, it was soon time to warm up with a well deserved cob n cuppa at Daleside.


Same again next week?

Hope the mud has come out of your clothes and shoes :)


Your Colwick parkrun team


*Photo taken after parkrun; no one was given the wrong time :)

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