Incident update.

At today's Orpington parkrun there was an incident where a runner was taken ill during the run, and emergency services had to be called and CPR administered.

Thankfully due to some amazing people being present in the park, including a very persistent first-aider and a medical doctor, we can confirm that the runner in question left the park breathing independently on his way to hospital. From all of us at Orpington parkrun, we wish him a speedy recovery.

Thank you to all who assisted with the sick runner today, especially those who aided in his recovery.

We won't be issuing any further information about the incident at this time.


Orpington parkrun on 4th September cancelled.

Due to Orpington FC hosting a football tournament on the 4th September, Orpington parkrun on that date is cancelled.

There are lots of other parkruns close-by that are open on the 4th for you to run as alternative.

We will return the following Saturday on 11th September.



Volunteer expectations.

Dear Orpington parkrun volunteer,

Thank you for volunteering to help at Orpington parkrun in Goddington park this Saturday. Your assistance is invaluable and our runners appreciate your efforts.

Please see the roster page at for details of who is doing what.

Please arrive from 8:15am for briefing and training.

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All participants and volunteers must undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19- symptoms. No one should attend a parkrun event if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: A high temperature (above 37.8°C), a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste. This check should be done prior to each parkrun event. Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must not participate or volunteer, and should follow relevant guidance in their country of residence.
Anyone who has already been instructed to self-isolate by a health care practitioner should continue to follow this advice and may not participate or volunteer.
Everyone should comply with public health restrictions and avoid high-risk behaviour outside the parkrun setting to reduce the risk to fellow participants and other attendees.
When volunteers arrive on the morning of the event, they should follow social distancing guidelines, and unnecessary contact should be minimised.
All volunteers must at all times be symptom-free and sanitise hands on arrival at the event. All parkrun events should provide hand sanitiser for use by volunteers.
Participants, volunteers, and spectators should follow local social distancing requirements at all times.

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We are fully digital. Old style scanning and stopwatches no longer exist.
If you are on barcode scanning or timekeeping please download the parkrun volunteer app from wherever you get your apps from. Please come with a fully charged phone as the app eats a battery very quickly. Please familiarise yourself on how to scan and how to timekeep.
Click here for an excellent video that explains it all-

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If you are tail walker please bring your phone. You may need to call the emergency services or the run director. Familiarise yourself with this weeks run directors name. Their number is on the lanyard that will be around your neck.

Thank you for your contribution. If you find you enjoy helping, please encourage others to get involved. We know it can seem a bit intimidating, but all our tasks are straight forward, and we give full training. Please spread the word; it's fun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


Goddington Park survey.

Good morning parkrunners. Assuming you are at home twiddling your fingers before you crack on with the DIY can you please spend a few minutes filling out a survey.
Orpington FC have big plans for Goddington Park that we will all benefit from. A new clubhouse and community hub is planned. Your comments, concerns and priorities are needed. And you could win a £100 Bluewater voucher.



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