parkrun cancelled

“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:…/join-us-for-international-wom…/

Looking forward to Spring

IWDparkrun - Facebook (1)

March is here and I am hoping the weather will now get better. We need some volunteers for Saturday. Please email in to 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.

token heart

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


Hastings parkrun is ON

Storm Dennis Will make Hastings parkrun windy possibly very windy, but Hastings parkrun will go ahead.
Come and join us, if you are volunteering wrap up warm, and if you are running DFYB.

Arrianne and Duncan


Hastings parkrun is Off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hastings parkrun is off due to the very windy weather conditions. It would be unsafe for volunteers and runners.

See you all next week


International Women’s Day

On Saturday 7 March 2020, Hastings parkrun will celebrating International Women’s Day, lots of parkruns around the world, will be hosting a female-focused parkrun celebration. #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by parkrun partner Sport England.

So why not join in with the celebrations by bringing a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together! & why not join in with the suggested PURPLE dress code for the day! (great opportunity to wear your purple milestone volunteer t-shirt!)



25th Jan run Report


A slightly different parkrun last Saturday. By the time it was realised the tokens where missing the runners where about to start coming in! Did the volunteers panic? NO. Did I curse Yes. Some quick thinking, and do our best attitude had the whole of the finish crew shout numbers, taking names, and barcodes. The parkrunners where a bit surprised. But as we all know things can go wrong. I have spent the last few day adding runners to results and will do some more tonight if you are missing from the results. then I will stop.
A BIG thank you to all the finish volunteers, Matt for shouting numbers and everybody who offered to help. I am very touched. And to all the parkrunners for your patience and understanding.


Will be reappearing next Saturday

Will be reappearing next Saturday

Hastings parkrun
Event number 248
25th January 2020
This week 415 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Julia JAMES • Beverley SMART • Arrianne CALLOW • Martin NOAKES • Judith KETTLE • John KETTLE • Andrew WATSON • Matt EDMONDS • Eric HARDWICK • Paul EMERSON • Sue ALABASTER • Denise ESCUDIER • Charlie REID • Nadia WINBORN • Ruth SPILLER • Alison COULTER • Nick WEBB • Peter EDMONDS • Andy ALABASTER • Ben KIRIMLI • Berenice CONSAVELA • Yair KATZ • Jane MARINAS • Peter GREENHALGH • Andrew COULTER • Mark DUNN • Rufus PHILLIPS • William ROSER

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Lizzie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 205).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 101.65% (24:17) on 30th March 2019 (event number 206).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 9,003 participants have completed 55,258 parkruns covering a total distance of 276,290 km, including 9,974 new Personal Bests. A total of 844 individuals have volunteered 5,972 times.
The good news is parkrun is on Saturday. Your Run Directors Julia and Duncan will be delighted to see you all.
Please come in good time to park responsibly Not in the Bus Park where you will get a ticket) and in time to hear the Run Briefing. Bring you Barcode and your smiles.

We are in need of a few volunteers, please have a look at the roster and email to


Getting there!!!!!!!!!!!


Will be reappearing next Saturday

Will be reappearing next Saturday

Getting there, but there are people missing. If you are missing please email with your position/time and barcode.

Thank you for your patience.

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