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 June. Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.


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#217 – 8th February 2020

The morning sun was shining across the lake to greet the 61 folk, including 8 first timers, who ran, jogged and walked with us at Lydney Park Run for event number 217. Extra care was needed as the assembly area was in a rough state with workmen having prepared it for some fresh new tarmac the day before but we look forward to seeing the works completed very soon.

We were joined by visitors from Tring, Cirencester, Newport, Cheltenham and Caldicot for the run which included representatives of 11 different clubs.

Kimberley HILL celebrated her 50th run!

We saw 4 PB’s from Harry T BRYANT, Sam IVINS, Sarah STERRY, and Trystan JONES. Well done all.

Of course it wouldn’t have been possible without are wonderful volunteers:

  • Even Set up: John PLEWS , Marysia FURLONG, Peter FURLONG
  • Marshalls: Michael MARKS, Stewart WATKINS, Robin GRANT, Spencer WARD, Gary BURLEY
  • Timers: Seth PETERS, Sandra HAWKINS
  • Finish tokens: Brian PRICE
  • Barcode Scanners: Victoria SIMS, Lucille HARDY
  • Tail walkers: Nicola MILLIN, Ali ASSIRATI
  • Event Clear up: Christine WORTHY, Graham WORTHY, Nick ASSIRATI
  • Run Director: James KIRK
  • Co-ordinator: David PRICE

If you haven’t volunteered recently, or at all please visit the future roster page at:

A full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.


Christmas & New Year 2019

Lydney will NOT be holding a parkrun on Christmas day, however Forest of Dean and Severn Bridge are holding one at 9am,

Our New Years Day run will take place at the earlier time of 8:30am

Forest of Dean parkrun is at 10am


3rd March 2018 – CANCELLED

Will be CANCELLED 3rd March 2018.
There is snow on the entire route, also the car park and all approaching roads are covered in snow.
We are sorry for anybody that was making a special trip to join us this week.
So enjoy your lie in, stay safe and see you at parkrun next week.


Christmas and New Year 2017

Lydney will NOTbe holding a parkrun on Christmas day.

Our New Years Day run will take place at the earlier time of 8:30am

Forest of Dean parkrun is at 10am


#76 – 3rd June 2017

Lydney parkrun
Event number 76
3rd June 2017

This week 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part. Continue reading


How far is Lydney parkrun

So how far is the Lydney parkrun really? Many have asked the question. Every week my Garmin says about 4.8k as do many others. Am I being cheated? Is it really a pb? We have measured numerous times using a small wheel, but today I decided to take my bike and measure the distance to and from the start of the lap (brick bridge) and the length of the lap and back.

The results are in...

Start to bridge 0.23k
Each lap 1.53
Bridge to finish 0.25
Total 5.07!!!

Anyone for a re-measure?



#20 – 14th May 2016

Lydney parkrun
Event number 20
14th May 2016

Another glorious start to a Saturday morning and who knew that there were such cute bears in the Lydney woods! I know parkrun is a run and not a race but seeing Scott Campbell storm over the finish line and smash the course record was pretty spectacular and I think it set the awesome feeling for the rest of the finish area, with the PB hooter getting plenty of presses with 35 PBs. Well done everyone. Continue reading


#12 – 19th March 2016

Lydney parkrun
Event number 12
19th March 2016

Great start again for a Sat morning. We were very privileged this morning to have 2 Dave's volunteering - David Price Lydney event director and Dave Lucas who bought parkrun to the Forest of Dean. We are very grateful to them both for all the hard work they have put into Lydney parkrun to make it possible and was great to see them both together at Lydney parkrun for the first time.

Thanks to everyone for being patient with the slightly delayed start to make sure everyone who wanted to run arrived due to the different car parking arrangements because of the fair this week.

It has to be said that it felt this week to be the smoothest Lydney parkrun so far. We have to thank Claire Morgan and Walter Leach mainly for this as they turn up week in week out to do set up. No doubt the benefit and experience of run director Dave Lucas also helped. After the run Dave said "it was a very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere this morning". He was also delighted to hear from Chris Rees that it was because we copied what he set up at the Forest. I am sure we will pinch Dave to be run director again soon.

On to the run now and a massive congratulations has to go to Victoria Baker who was first overall with a new PB which means a new female course record. Fantastic achievement. Second back was first timer to Lydney Julian Boon followed by another first timer Mark Bell.

Congratulations this week go to the juniors Kieran Jones for his 50th parkrun and Cory Sherwin on his 10th. It is fantastic to see juniors reaching these milestones and they are both running well.

Welcome to all tourists and 1st timers to Lydney parkrun, especially my brother on his 1st ever parkrun surrounded by supporting family crew (the perks of writing the run report!!).

There were a number of PBs this week. The biggest shout out must go to David Price who was able to run today and achieved a new PB. Well done to everyone that had a PB. There are too many to mention you all sorry so I have randomly selected a few PB stars - Cherry Fowler, Emma Bartlett, Naomi Berry, Helen Sherwin, Tess Tremlett, Joshua Nash, Nicola Snook, Julie Farr and Karen Devine.

We are very grateful to all the volunteers who made today possible - Dave Lucas, Tracey Hayes, Anne Kirk, Walter Leach, Pip Lockhart, Simon Lockhart, Daniel Millin, Claire Morgan, David Price, Mary Stubbs, Brian Price, Debbie White, Andrew Lavender, Finley Lavender and Claire Lavender.

Reminder that next week is Easter parkrun so we will be holding an Easter bonnet competition.

Male placings:
Julian Michael BOON (VM45-49) of Forest of Dean AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:55 - first appearance.
Mark BELL (VM40-44) of Ely Runners, was second (third overall) over the line in 20:16.
Cory SHERWIN (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 21:05.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Walter LEACH (Forest of Dean AC) 1060 pts.
Ross HOWELLS (Unattached) 883 pts.
Cory SHERWIN (Unattached) 882 pts.

Female placings:
Victoria BAKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 19:29 - second time in 3 appearances.
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) of Forest of Dean AC, was second (11th overall) over the line in 21:28.
Sarah ROGERSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:47.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Mooch WILLIAMS (Chepstow Harriers) 973 pts.
Naomi BERRY (Unattached) 856 pts.
Rebecca WARREN (Unattached) 838 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Victoria BAKER (SW30-34) was graded 76.13% for the time 19:29 (first overall).
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) was graded 74.69% for the time 21:28 (11th overall).
Sue ASHTON (VW60-64) was graded 72.41% for the time 27:11 (38th overall).

This week there were 81 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016, and since then 508 different runners, including participants from 42 athletics clubs, have completed 1,152 runs covering a total distance of 5,760 km, and there have been 344 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Victoria BAKER who ran in a time of 00:19:29 on 2016-03-19 (event number 12).

The male record is held by Andy YOUNG who ran in a time of 00:17:50 on 2016-01-02 (event number 1).

The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded a 82.78% run (24:29) on 12th March 2016 (event number 11).

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