Letchworth parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-15 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Letchworth parkrun on International Women’s Day 7 Mar 2020

In celebration of International Women's Day, we would like to encourage as many women and girls to participate in Letchworth Women's Day parkrun. We will have an all female volunteer team to encourage, support and celebrate all our parkrunners!

Globally, women are much less likely to participate in parkrun. Letchworth parkrun is joining This Girl Can campaign created by our partner Sport England help to change that. Bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before #IWDparkrun

The event is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (here's how to find it). If you forget it, you won't get a time. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! New runners briefing is at 8:50 am

For directions and course details, see https://www.parkrun.org.uk/letchworth/


See in the New Year at Letchworth parkrun

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for... Our parkrun festive plans have landed.

We won’t be putting on a Christmas event, but don’t worry because your Christmas Day parkrun will be covered by our friends at Stevenage parkrun

However we are very pleased to announce that we will be putting on an extra event at 9am on New Years Day.

New Years Day is the only day of the year that you can run 2 parkruns in one day, so once you’ve kicked off the new year with us, you can head to one of our pals putting on events at 10:30am

Stevenage parkrun
Ellenbrook Fields parkrun
Pocket parkrun

We can’t wait to see in the new year with you all, roll on 2020.

P.S We will need volunteers to ensure our NYD parkrun goes off with a bang, please email in to letchworthhelpers@parkrun.com  if you help us out.


Letchworth parkrun Run Report 19th October 2019

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Welcome aboard flight LPR#91 to elation, hysteria, pride, or wherever else you would like your final destination to be. We have perfect flying conditions today although the low sun may cause a few of you to wish to lower your sun visors as we approach carnage corner. I would like to thank you all for taking your seats so speedily this morning, some in record time. Huge congratulations to Edward Smith who made it to the seat one in a personal best time of 19 minutes and 40 seconds closely followed by Simon Mace and John O’Gorman who completed the front row on the left side of the plane. Our front row of ladies today are Katherine Gourd, Eloise Kate Billington and Caroline Beechy. As always the ladies are on the right.

You will experience a long period of elevation today which can cause some turbulence so we ask you to please support each other through this period as being a 2 lap course you will experience it twice. However, for those of you who have paid for the premium garmin or fitbit package on board today will be very impressed with your twin peaks on strava. As we lower the altitude you may notice some slippy, muddy conditions and we do apologise for this but we cannot control mother nature. Should you feel unsteady on your feet we recommend adjusting your own foot positioning first before assisting others. There are no life jackets on board but a full first aid kit and defib machine are held at the finish funnel should they be required. Your amazing crew will direct you around the course towards the exit and our mini marshals will happily provide you with extra power to get you through this 5km flight with a simple high 5. No refreshments will be served during the flight but there is homemade cake to greet you on landing, courtesy of Helena who today celebrates her 50th park run.

We have 117 passengers on board today, 63 males and 54 females, so we particularly appreciate the efforts of Alistair Penman, Eloise Kate Billington, and Alex Forrest for pre notifying us of their Vegan meal requests. Our regular travellers from Hitchin Running club, North Herts RRC, have agreed to stay quiet during the first timers briefing to allow all our newbies and tourists the chance to find out what they have really let themselves in for aboard a LPR flight.

Your Captain today is Laura Kemp and she has a fantastic crew who have all given up their time voluntarily this morning to direct you through your flight, keep you safe and ensure you arrive at the finish funnel in the best possible time. We are always seeking to recruit new crew members so please press the call button above your head to email our team who will happily advise you of the process and welcome you aboard our happy team. 

Ladies and gentlemen, we recognise there are hundreds of other parkrun airlines you could have run with today so we appreciate you choosing LPR and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kate Kinsella

Run report writer



Letchworth parkrun Run Report 16-Feb-2019

This week's run report is brought to you courtesy of the letter 'B'!

  • Balmy weather! After recent weeks of ice and rain and wind, it was nice to welcome 150 runners with some calmer weather.
  • Blackpool! A visitor from Blackpool might well have been our furthest tourist on a normal week, were it not for....
  • Barcelona! Two runners visiting us from Barcelona enjoyed our hills today! bien hecho!
  • Bucking Bronco! (I'm stretching the 'B' connection here) our start was a little delayed by a horse on the route!
  • Bests! 26 runners recorded personal bests today - well done everyone.
  • Beverages! The coffee van has returned!
  • Brilliant volunteers! - it was very easy to fill the roster, and we have a bumper crop of Duke of Edinburgh award volunteers this week too.

Many thanks to all who volunteered: Paul DIXON • Liz HAMILTON • Edward WALKER • Billy MINGO • Brian FINNIGAN • Andrew BAKER • Olivia FRYER • Hannah STAPLETON • Suzy HOLDING • Lee CAINE • Karen STEPHENS • Amanda HARMAN • Jennifer ALDER • Lynda BARBATO • Larry BARBATO • Dennis ALDER • Ian HAMILTON • Peter HAWORTH • Emma CHAMBERLAIN • Jess ASHLEY • Anne PESTIAUX


A tailwalker’s tale

I am a regular runner and intermittent helper. This week I was the tail walker.

I had a bit of a slow start as I was last away from the HQ table where the box of goodies had blown off in the wind and I had to recover all the bits and pieces from the ground.

I left a 100 metre gap before I started, then met 2 walkers who were not part of our group and walked with them for a few minutes extolling the virtues of the parkrun ethos. All to no avail however and a few more minutes lost.

On then to Carnage corner , a few words of encouragement from the marshal and up the hill in the dazzling sunshine. On to the next marshal and a few more words and off to the Greenway .Runners/ walkers still in sight so all was well.

Met the last runner and he was struggling and going to leave at the half way point. Had a good chat and walk and learnt of his experiences as a regular runner and getting back to fitness. 1 down.

I had a small family group ahead and they left at the half way point. Now not a runner in site.

Had a good jog down to the Old oak corner then went with the marshal to collect the KM marker .Still no runners in site.

Up past Carnage Corner to the next marshal, still no runners in site. Back to the Greenway and a good jog all the way home without anyone in site. A good 2 minutes behind the field at that point. Then I met a delightful young lady probably aged about 5 yrs old who was marshalling with Mum. She wanted to jog down to the corner and last marshal. Who was I to decline !

As required all stories must have a happy ending, I was still first in my age category.

The Tail Walker

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