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About Us

Hockley Woods parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Hockley Woods, Main Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4RN. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Village Cafe in Hockley (only 4 mins walk) and process the results. There is also a Costa, and other cafes in the area - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


  • Rochford District Council: Very much supported by the Sports Development officers and Rochford District Council.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of our parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations. The only way for individuals to contribute to an event pot is by donating directly through the PayPal link on this page.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here.

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2020-03-02Veronique DorothyHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-29Neil HarrisHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-29Claire TownleyHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-03sophie glennHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-03Juliet MilneHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-03Lian SimmondsHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-03Matthew HammondHockley Woods£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2020-02-03Tracey BarracloughHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-01-20Maurice TomlineHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00For Hockley Woods Parkrun.
    2019-12-14LAURA DUNSTANHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00From Laura Dawson on my 100th. Thank you for everyone who makes parkrun possible x
    2019-11-02Graham HoyHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-09-13Bruce GanderHockley Woods£15.00£15.00£0.00Celebrating my 100th run
    2019-04-05Kevin GoodchildHockley Woods£50.00£50.00£0.00thanks for all the hard work
    2019-03-06Neil HarrisHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-06David DuttonHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-05Julia BinsteadHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-03-05Stuart AtlingHockley Woods£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation from Hockley Trail Runners
    2019-02-28Deanne HooperHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-02-27David SpainHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-25Paul WhitmoreHockley Woods£24.18£24.18£0.00
    2019-02-11Adam KirshHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-09Angela SmithHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-02-07Jacqueline PatchingHockley Woods£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2019-02-02Paul MorrisHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-01-30Rob SpamerHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-30kelly cahillHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Lucy HyamHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2019-01-28Michelle SpicerHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy Birthday Parkrun x
    2019-01-28Juliet MilneHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockley Woods parkrun
    2019-01-28Clare BaxterHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Natasha CragoHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Judith ClarkHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Debra CattHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockleywoods parkrun
    2019-01-28Lian SimmondsHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00Happy Birthday Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2019-01-28Stephen SedgeHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00Hockley Woods Park Run
    2019-01-28Joanna WelshHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Tracey BarracloughHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-09-15Simon PantherHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockley Woods parkrun
    2018-09-15Claire PantherHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockley Woods parkrun
    2018-09-01Richard FullerHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-08-29Neil HarrisHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-29David SpainHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-29Caryn HimsleyHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-29Bruce GanderHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-29Joanne RestallHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks Hockley Woods parkrun
    2018-06-28Paul HellenHockley Woods£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2018-06-20Maurice TomlineHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-03-04Paul WhitmoreHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-02-09Juliet MilneHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockley Woods parkrun
    2018-02-03tl carmichael-sitchHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-02Michelle SpicerHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-02Christine CallanHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 3rd Anniversary Hockley Woods
    2018-02-02Stephen SedgeHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-02Daniel BenwellHockley Woods£25.00£25.00£0.00Hockley Woods parkrun
    2017-09-28Catherine ReevesHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-27Clive BaileyHockley Woods£1.00£1.00£0.00Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2017-09-27Bruce GanderHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2017-02-10Greg PurkissHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-02-09Claire PantherHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation for Hockley Woods parkrun
    2017-02-09Simon PantherHockley Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation for Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2017-02-07Michelle SpicerHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-02-07ian davisHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-02-07Joanne RestallHockley Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-02-04Mrs FlackHockley Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Hockley Woods park run
    2017-01-19Martin RobbinsHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-18lisa durhamHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-18Nikki LeighHockley Woods£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2017-01-18Luke TownleyHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-17Caryn HimsleyHockley Woods£20.00£17.00£3.00Hockley Woods.
    2017-01-13Mark BensonHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-04Maurice TomlineHockley Woods£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2017-01-04Jacqueline PatchingHockley Woods£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-03Sarah PatchingHockley Woods£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-03Juliet MilneHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-31Neil CorneliusHockley Woods£117.65£100.00£17.65
    2016-11-01Karl CadmanHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75from Jason Goodman
    2016-05-23M L A A FAULKNERHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-05-21Charley JenningsHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75A friend (Jeni Pearman) gave me
    2016-05-19Simon WerrettHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-05-18Duncan HollandHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75Hockley Woods Parkrun
    2016-05-17David HamillHockley Woods£6.00£5.10£0.90
    2016-04-22Ian JordanHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-02Annette CardyHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-02-26Clare RyanHockley Woods£30.00£25.50£4.50For Hockley Woods parkrun please
    2016-02-21Veronique DorothyHockley Woods£15.00£12.75£2.25Sum for Hockley Woods parkrun
    2016-02-10S D RussellHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hockley Woods
    2016-02-03Christine CallanHockley Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-02-03Christopher ParkerHockley Woods£30.00£25.50£4.50For Hockley Woods parkrun please.
    2016-01-23Ms L J BurnsHockley Woods£13.00£11.05£1.95
    2016-01-13Neil CorneliusHockley Woods£12.34£10.49£1.85
    2015-12-14Karl CadmanHockley Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75Hockley Woods parkrun
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    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-01-26Hockley Woods£15.00Anniversary prizes & decorations
    2016-04-05Hockley Woods£10.00Easter special
    2016-11-01Hockley Woods£25.00New kit
    2016-11-17Hockley Woods£70.00AED training
    2017-01-20Hockley Woods£56.00Prizes/decorations for 2ns anniversary
    2017-02-09Hockley Woods£13.00Anniversary goods
    2017-03-20Hockley Woods£42.00Additional kit and signs
    2017-11-13Hockley Woods£33.97First aid kit items
    2018-01-31Hockley Woods£25.00Birthday celebrations
    2018-05-17Hockley Woods£61.00Replacement kit - boxes, signs, 1st aid kit
    2018-09-19Hockley Woods£80.002 sets of tokens
    2019-01-18Hockley Woods£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-03-21Hockley Woods£405.00Storage container
    2019-10-11Hockley Woods£43.50Defib pads
    2019-10-07Hockley Woods£10.00Measuring Wheel
    2019-12-09Hockley Woods£47.88Flickr Pro account
    2020-02-27Hockley Woods£10.18Event kit storage/transportation, First aid kit top ups
    2020-02-28Hockley Woods£8.29Event kit storage/transportation