So Storm Dennis is being a real menace and for safety reasons tomorrow’s parkrun at Haldon Forest is cancelled.

Please stay safe and we will see you all on the 22/2/20. 5BA1DCF8-38D6-4FE5-939F-F5F22B151DD9


International Women’s Day

29D55507-21A3-450C-943E-89A346E09A41At Haldon Forest parkrun we will be joining other parkrun events around the world on 7th March in celebrating and supporting International Women's Day.

In England, #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England. We want to encourage as many women as possible to join us on Saturday, the day before International Women’s Day.

If you wish to volunteer, preferably in purple please email our Volunteer Coordinator at haldonforesthelpers@parkrun.com

We will have a special 'selfie-frame' and flag to mark the occasion and also wear something purple (V25 parkrun volunteer milestone tee's are a good start for those of you lovely people who have them!). Do please come and join us.

Keep an eye out for parkrun's videos and blog stories in the lead up to the event.

If you have any questions about #IWDparkrun, #thisgirlcan #purple check out the FAQs document.


Event Report (10) 4th May 2019

Report Written by: Karla Gregory


So if you’re not a fan it’s Star Wars Day - great to see some fans out today!

While the Jedi Council arrived early to set up and ensure the sinister empire agents planned no attack. With a dry, sunny but a bit windy climate the Jedi’s parked up and grouped at the starting point.With a safety and celebrating briefing from our run/event director for today. Reminding people dogs on hand held short leads, buggy’s to one side, children under 11yrs within arms length of an adult known to them. This all prevents any civil unrest within the galaxy.

Great to see more first timers, and those that Haldon is becoming a regular run for. Fantastic to join the celebrations of Vicky parkrun ambassador from Chippenham and her hens who joined Haldon Forrest as part of their hen celebrations. We wish you much happiness for the future and a lovely wedding day in July.
Other Jedi runners attended from Guernsey, Birmingham, Yeovil, Plymouth, and many more places thank you for all coming and supporting Haldon.
Congratulations to Emma German on her 50th and Aaron Humphrey’s on his 10th parkrun.
We was also joined by the very lovely Adam Tango Holland who was kind enough to not only join in with selfies at the start but also hung around to see everyone come through. Well done Adam with your JOGLE and London Marathon.

So while timekeepers Chewie and Obi-Wan Kenobi set the stop watches off as 141 park runners left.

The Jedi council busy again setting the finish up.

Our first runner came in 17:35 well done Luke Skywalker aka Adam Holland on a new PB. Our Princess Leah for the day came in as our first female back 21:48 setting herself a new PB well done Louise Gentry.
27 new PB’s achieved today.

Thank you to Geoff, our Hans Solo for the day for being our tail walker today.

Being that some people think they will never have a name in the run report because they won’t come first here’s some fabulous people I have picked out to say your awesome.

Gill Harcombe was lovely to see you back at parkrun and hope to see you often at Haldon.

Debbie Fletcher first time at Haldon frequent Parke runner, welcome and hope you loved the course.

Mike Davies frequently runs at Torbay Velopark and got a new PB today

Rebeca and Kevin Burton often found at Montacue and today they achieved half way on their parkrun tourism unofficial cow cowl.

Natalie Clay who runs frequently between Haldon and Killerton and again got a PB today - well done you can see your hard work is paying off lots of PB’s.

So while the Jedi runners leave for coffee, cake and many other lovely treats in the cafe. The Jedi council regroup putting everything away and results processing I really think thanks to Claire Drainey’s (our own Princess Amidala) skills we may have a Pb on getting results out!

Special thanks goes out to I think the ladies name was Carol who stepped in for her husband Mike on volunteering and we wish Mike speedy recovery and also to Maurice Durbin who does not run no intention in running but has Joined the volunteer team and we hope to see frequently.

This nicely leads me to the plea of volunteering if you’ve run but never volunteered please come from the dark side and join the Jedi’s and keep parkrun Haldon possible we are a new event and still working on building a steady core team if you know someone who would like to be appreciated, have some fun and loves being outside helping other achieve please suggest us to them. But we really need some help from runners to volunteer 4 times a year would be fantastic.



More photos from this weeks parkrun can be found at the following link 4th May   Photo’s


This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 81 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Geoffrey HARCOMBE • Gordon SEWARD • Paul PARKER • Debbie JONES • Karen COLLARD • Claire DRAINEY • John FOWLER • Jules PEARSON • Carol HANSEN • Philippa DAVIES • Mike HANSEN • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Karla GREGORY • Steve JONES • Heather GREEN • Gordon STEPHEN • Maurice DURBIN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haldon Forest parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Sam HOPTON who recorded a time of 17:06 on 9th March 2019 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Katie SYNGE-CURTIS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th April 2019 (event number 9).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 87.09% (20:47) on 2nd March 2019 (event number 2).

Haldon Forest parkrun started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 1,060 participants have completed 1,571 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,855 km, including 225 new Personal Bests. A total of 91 individuals have volunteered 187 times.


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