CANCELLATION of Highbury Fields parkrun 15th February 2020


We are sorry to say that due to the extreme weather that is forecast to hit tomorrow, we have been advised by the Islington Council Parks Team to cancel our event. Last week's storm may have weakened trees & branches, so we can't risk our parkrunners’ safety under these conditions.

It's a tough decision but we both feel that we have to take the advice that the Parks Team have gone out of their way to give us.

Please spread the news!

John & Deborah Roback
Co-Event Directors, Highbury Fields parkrun


International Women’s Day special – 7th March 2020


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We are excited to announce that parkrun is celebrating International Women’s Day and Highbury Fields is joining in by organising a special parkrun on Saturday 7th March 2020.

We will release more details very soon but in the meantime:

  • Save the date!
  • We would love to hit a record participation of Girls and Women that day both as runners but also as volunteers. So we would like to encourage you to share your interest in helping out that day by emailing with what you would like to do - please include your parkrun ID / barcode number, it's in the form of A12345678. A list of roles can be found here: (no previous experience required for most roles)
  • Keep watch as we will release more details here as well as on our Twitter, Instagram & Facebook accounts.

In England, #IWDparkrun will also be supported by 'This Girl Can', a campaign created by our partner Sport England. You can find out more about 'This Girl Can' here

If you've not already done so, please opt-in to receive Highbury Fields parkrun volunteer emails so that you can hear about this as well as other events & opportunities. You can do this through your personal parkrun profile or when you receive your results/volunteer thank-you email after an event.


Your Highbury Fields core team


New Year’s Day 2020


Jump straight into 2020 with an extra parkrun (or 2) on New Year's Day.

Highbury Fields parkrun will be hosting an additional parkrun on New Year's Day 2020.

Start time 9.00am on Highbury Fields, to allow those wanting to 'Do The Double' to get to Southwark parkrun for a 10.30am start.

The usual volunteering opportunities will be available & we are happy to add volunteers to the roster any time, so please email us:


Christmas Day 2019


Highbury Fields parkrun will be hosting an additional parkrun on Xmas Day 2019.

Start time 9.00am on Highbury Fields. Festive clothing optional!

The usual volunteering opportunities will be available & we are happy to add volunteers to the roster any time, so please get in touch e:

Ho! Ho! Ho!


Pacers this Saturday 13 October

Mornington Chasers volunteer takeover

This Saturday, 13 October, sees local running club Mornington Chasers taking over the volunteer roster at Highbury Fields parkrun! They will also be providing pacers for the morning - currently we've got the following times covered if you're looking to get a particular time: 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 35 minutes.

Chaser Pacer Ciara

We look forward to seeing you there!


Highbury Fields parkrun Event number 264

What a great turn out we had this week with 242 parkrunners, coming very close to our attendance record of 249 - will we smash this number at our birthday next week? Time will tell, more on our birthday shenanigans below but first thing's first..

We had Chris Orange return to his home parkrun of Highbury Fields to celebrate his 250th run with us and did so in a great time of 22:14. Stephen Mumford ran his 50th run in 27:47 and John Roback of our core volunteer team celebrated his 100th volunteer stint. We also had 47 first timers and 43 PB's recorded so round of applause to everyone - good work!

On to next week... it is of course our 5th birthday and we can't wait to celebrate. Here's what's in store and how you can get involved too;

-Pacers; we have a range of parkrunners volunteering to pace between 19mins - 32mins so you can try to nail that PB. (Still on the hunt for people to pace 22/29/30mins - please email if you can pace one of these times).

-Bakers; what's a birthday without a cake?! We welcome homemade treats so if you've been inspired by the Great British Bakeoff recently then why not get creative in the kitchen and bring a treat along so everyone can enjoy your culinary delights.

-Awards; we'll be announcing the winners of this years points competition and maybe even giving out a couple of prizes too.

-Collection; this year we'll be supporting the Islington Food Bank by taking donations of dried food/tinned goods. If you would like contribute simply bring your items along with you to parkrun as usual. You can find a list of desired items here:

Looks like we're set to have an amazing birthday so I hope you can all make it down and celebrate with us.

Thank you to the volunteers;
John Roback, Ben Roback, Deborah Roback, Emma Roback <<< the entire Roback clan out in force! Alan Quartly, Alex Chase, Jenny McCullough, Jerome Mills, Jessica Vinluan and Lizzy Muggeridge.

See you next week;

Your RD Kim


North London Longest parkrun 2013

Highbury Fields will be hosting the penultimate stage of the North London Longest parkrun 2013, at 16:30 on Sunday 23rd June. There will be seven stages in all, starting at 9am, with the last stage combining with the East London Longest parkrun at Hackney Marshes. You can run one, some or all of the stages and, as many parkruns are multiple-lap courses, you can do as much or as little of each 5km course as you choose. There are no official timings, and no registration or barcodes required, but runners are encouraged to record times and upload them as freedom runs or to the official Longest parkrun spreadsheet (available after the event). We hope to see you there!

Google map (with lots of information):


09:00 - Gladstone parkrun
10:30 - Hampstead Heath parkrun
12:00 - Ally Pally parkrun
13:30 - Oak Hill parkrun
15:00 - Finsbury parkrun
16:30 - Highbury Fields parkrun
18:00 - Hackney Marshes parkrun

More details here: and here:

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