Hastings parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-08 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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“All parkrun events in the United Kingdom have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage we have cancelled events up to the end of March. Please follow our communications channels for ongoing updates. parkrun’s global position is published and will be updated here.”

Finally, remaining active is incredibly important, and we are working on ways to encourage and support that, however please do not arrange group gatherings at your parkrun venues whilst parkrun events are suspended.

Kind regards,

Tom Williams

Chief Operating Officer



International Women’s Day


Join us to celebrate International Women's Day this Saturday.

This Saturday we're focusing on encouraging more women along and asking ALL our participants to wear PURPLE. So parkrunners please bring along a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run together for #IWDparkrun. We have two Tail walkers and there is no time limit at parkrun. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday
We meet afterwards in the Bo-Peep Pub for coffee chat and cake.

You can read a little more about International Women's Day here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/…/join-us-for-international-wom…/

Looking forward to Spring

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March is here and I am hoping the weather will now get better. We need some volunteers for Saturday. Please email in to hastings@parkrun.com. We have Sue Rae making her debut as Run Director so please make sure you have your barcodes.
Hastings parkrun is supporting International Woman's Day this Saturday coming so we like to invite as many women and girls to take part on this day. Whether you want to walk, jog, run, volunteer or come along and watch absolutely everyone is welcome, so please do consider registering for parkrun and heading down to your local event, and bringing a family member, friend or colleague along with you to share in the fun. We meet up at the Bo-Peep Pub afterwards for for hot drinks and breakfast and this week there will be cake!
See you Saturday




What Saturday’s are made for.

Ian Dancing to keep warm

Ian Dancing to keep warm

So yet again the wind did blow. But all the volunteers, wrapped up warm and became hero's. the parkrunners happily went off, and arrived back happy to see the finish.  24 volunteers and 236 parkrunners made a happy but breezy morning. It was a tough morning to be volunteering and just to acknowledge the Hi Vis Hero'  here is a e-mail that came in:

Hello Hastings Parkrun,

This morning I dragged the family out of bed to become parkrun tourists with you at Hastings. Our home is in Eastbourne, so it wasn't a long journey. But, I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all your marshals who braved the blustery weather and were full of enthusiasm for over an hour in poor conditions. They were all super-friendly and full of encouragement from the beginning right until the end.
Please pass on our thanks to your volunteers for making our visit worthwhile. Your marshals made the difference for what could have been a horrible run. All of us (our family had a mixture of runners and walkers this morning) found it easier to keep on going with their support - particularly as it was not easy to keep moving on the way back to the start line into the 45mph winds!  We'll definitely come back later in the year when it's a bit less blowy!
Kind regards,
Ben, Debs, Katherine, and Phoebe Pawley
Well done Neil

Well done Neil

There were two milestones  Neil Jeffries wearing his 250 t-shirt and Phoebe Cote who ran her 50th parkrun.



Hastings parkrun will be celebrating IWD  on the 7th of March and  we would like to celebrate by asking you all to try and bring an extra female friend or relative down to run, walk or volunteer at parkrun on this day. Please wear purple if you can. You will be amazed at what parkrun can do!!


Parkrun is for everyone, what people don’t know is that the figures for participation are a little unbalanced. Research shows that across the world women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun – and that’s despite females making up 54% of registrations!  11-17 age group is very under represented.!!!!!  So please encourage any youngsters to come and participate.We actively encourage walking - don't be put off by thinking it's a run. You can bring the kids, the dog, a buggy...everyone is welcome.

18th April

18th April

!8th April Date for you diaries.

Hasting parkrun will be celebrating our 5th Birthday on THE PIER.  Please start spreading the news. Jane and Ken will be your Run Directors that day, and will lots and lots of volunteers!!!!!!!!! It will be fun.


See you all Leap Year Saturday



Storm Dennis could’t catch us.

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Lena King

Lena King

Hastings parkrun #number 251
15th February 2020

On turning up at the start line, we found a cheery band of volunteers, who were massing and being briefed as to their duties which lifted our spirits as they do each parkrun morning. The parkrun fairies were kind to us today and managed to keep the rain clouds away and although pretty blustery, Storm Dennis was only just waking up! Temperatures too were still chilly and with the storm approaching we were all reluctant to shed our outer layers before running. Now where did I put my gloves?

The runner’s briefing warmly welcomed and introduced all runners to the course layout. What a lovely nearly flat as a pancake course you have too, exploring the coastal promenade through Hastings. This type of course provides lots of opportunities for the faster runners to receive and indeed give encouragement as they whipped past us slower mortals on their return journey's. PB opportunities were perhaps on the scarce side as all of our return journey's were into the headwind especially as you went round the corner by the sculpture poles.

There were a fair few tourists at Hastings today which allowed the perfect opportunity to catch up on where we had been recently and where we were soon off to. Today, tourists from London, Worthing and Havant to name but a few were using Hastings parkrun as their tourist venue.

Arrianne and Duncan our RDs for the day, gave a big thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time to ensure that we were able to run this morning. There were certainly a cheery band of Marshals out around the course, all supporting by giving encouragement and clapping. Don’t forget if you are unable to run, have a race coming up or are just generally a good egg, then volunteering is a great way to give back to the parkrun community. Head over to the Hastings parkrun website for details of the next few weeks roster and sign up for a position that suits you- you get to wear a hi- vis jacket! -what more incentive do you want?

There were a few first timers who are always warmly welcomed and are on the start of their parkrun journey and working towards their first milestones. The trick is when working towards your milestones is #DFYB- Don’t Forget Your Barcode! 15 of you were listed as unknown runners this morning. That’s one run less to count towards those coveted milestone tees. Were you celebrating a special milestone this week? Just like Lena King Who was running her 200th event at Hastings this morning, meaning she is the first female to do so. That’s the great thing about parkrun isn’t it, that each person has their own individual journey to talk about. Especially pertinent though to also remember to hand in your finish token, parkrun needs them for next week as they unfortunately are not a souvenir, medal or indeed your own version of Bingo!

There were a fair few people going back to the nearby Bo Peep pub for the apres parkrun, with refreshing drink options with a chance to purchase hot and cold food options to go with them, which allowed perfect opportunity to catch up on how all of our runs had gone and what we thought of the course.

Thank you again Hastings parkrun for perfectly starting our weekend off. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Karen Cole Havant (Portsmouth) parkrun

Thank you Karen

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