Next Saturday’s parkrun is back on! (25th May)

The funfair that was planned to be on the common next weekend has been cancelled. Which means we are un-cancelled. So we will have parkrun as usual on 25th May.

See you on the common 9am Saturday!

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Marlborough Common parkrun – Photos by month and event

This is a list of all our photo pages by month and event. Please note that we don't always have a photographer, so there isn't a page for every event.

We're still working on adding previous events. Please bear with us, there are a lot of pictures!

May 2019 4 May
Event 29
11 May
Event 30
April 2019
March 2019 16 March
Event 22
February 2019 23 February
Event 19
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018


Marlborough Common parkrun – Event 31 – 18 May 2019

Summer Saturday mornings on the common. Freshly cut grass. Wild flowers. High viz vests. Smiles. Jelly babies. Dogs on short leads, children at arms length. Adrenaline and endorphins.

All you need to be a part of this atmosphere is to get out of bed, put on some trainers and print off a bar code.

It was another great start to the weekend for the 174 runners and the 26 volunteers who make the magic happen at Marlborough Common's 31st parkrun.

This morning was windless and a pleasant 9 degrees, helpfully taking the edge off the energy sapping freshly cut grass. Each week there are new conditions to navigate on the common, and this week 49 runners navigated them perfectly to achieve new pb's!

With 31 parkruns under our belt, the team of volunteers have stacked up a bit of experience now in setting up the course and ensuring the event runs smoothly. And as a result, having volunteered more than 25 times, several volunteers this week recieved parkrun's official purple t shirt! You can get your hands on one of these beauties too if you fancy a bit of marshalling, car park directing, timing - or even writing the run report every so often!

Debs Hardoon



Marlborough Common parkrun – Event 30 – 11 May 2019

Marlborough Common parkrun’s 30th event was a lovely morning, high on smiles and low on drama, which is exactly how your Run Director wants it!

143 people walked, jogged or ran their way around the route, now back in the usual direction after last week’s backwards shenanigans! 39 people were running here for the first time and 27 people somehow eked out personal bests! 11 people did their first EVER parkrun, so it was particularly lovely to welcome them.

This morning's excitement was due to visiting parkrunners from London, who got up at 4.30am to be here with us. They’re doing a challenge to run parkruns celebrating their 30th parkrun and today, they chose us! One of them, Rosemary, is the joint female world record holder for unique parkruns, with today being her 336th unique parkrun out of 445 in total! It was lovely to have her big smile with us today! Other visitors came from around the south of England.

It was good to see regulars and visitors alike tucking into good food in the Golf Club cafe - please do feel free to join us after parkrun every week. May I just (very politely) remind all runners to leave their shoes at the bottom of the stairs.

We will be back for parkrun next Saturday. A few of our regular volunteers are away next weekend, so if you’ve ever thought you might like to volunteer, your help would be particularly welcome next week! Email if you can help.

See you all then.

Don’t forget we are cancelled for the 25th as the fun-fair is in town! That’s no fun!

James was busy again with his camera and his pictures from today can be found here.

Cat Ramsden

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Marlborough Common parkrun – Event 29 – 4 May 2019

Firstly a huge well done to Clare Kellar, Jeremy Foot and Kate Philp who did a great job organising our first anti clockwise run which was a great success and nobody went wrong!

Congratulations to the 34 runners who managed a new PB will have to come back again next week and do the same again when we revert back to the normal course, however we can't guarantee the additional excitement and distraction of Pigeon racing next week!

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers. Thanks to you all, we really can't do it without you.

Michael REYNOLDS • Cathryn RAMSDEN • Mary HEATH • Wendy JACKSON • Deborah HARDOON • John BLUNDEN • Nicola JOHNSON • Clare KELLAR • Alison LEIGHFIELD • Pete MOODY • Fiona CHINNECK • T CHRISTENSEN • Jeremy FOOT • James KELLAR • Catherine MURPHY • Fiona WYCHERLEY • William SANDISON • Cameron FRASER • Angela FRY • Rachel WATSON • Fiona HADDRELL • Kate PHILP • Charlie FRY • Henry FRY • Holly FRY • Max GRAINGER • Rachael BOONHAM • Bradley DICKIN

If you can and would like to volunteer, please just email us at We do have volunteering roles that also allow you to run as well like - set up and car parking.

We also had the pleasure of 50 first timers some of whom were tourists coming from Swindon,London, Leeds and others came from a little further away, this time not from Australia where we regularly have visitors from, but the beautiful city of San Francisco.

On the 25th May there is a Fun Fair on the common, so sadly we have had to cancel. Be a tourist on that day and visit Andover, Newbury, Swindon, Chippenham or Melksham, but please come back!

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

James' brilliant photos from today can be found here.

Have a great Bank Holiday and look forward to seeing you again next week.

Will Sandison

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