We will be back

parkrun is now cancelled until further notice, This is across the whole of the UK.

parkrun will give regular updates which you can find via Twitter and Facebook, For the time being we do not know when peckham rye parkrun will be back on. This is obviously dissapointing but health must come first.


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So from the core team that brings you Peckham rye parkrun stay safe and follow government advice and remember the following:


We will be back!






I am please too tell you that Peckham rye parkrun will be celebrating International Women Days on March 7th

We will aim to fill our volunteer roster that Saturday entirely of Women and encourage as many as possible to take part in the event

We shall be encouraging a Green and Purple theme so please wear Green and Purple running clothes and get involved






Goodbye Tony

Peckham rye parkrun event #305 saw 440 Runners complete the course. Numbers throughout January have been high which saw 3 consecutive record attendances but are now starting to drop down.
We are lucky we currently have 7 Students working towards achieving there Duke of Edinburgh awards which fills half our roster!

Run Director Ben had a fantastic team of helpers on Saturday and huge thanks goes out to them


We trailed a new system designed to save us lots of time sorting out the Position Tokens every week, Basically a piece of Wood with Hooks on it!


It certainly needs some work but it did ok on its first trial run. If we have any DIY experts who could make something better we would certainly welcome it

At the start of the run we talked about Regular Tony Donaldson who will soon be moving back to the North East. Tony has lived in East Dulwich for 40Years and will be retiring and taking life easier. Tony is a run director for us at Peckham and has ran 248 parkruns so despite moving he will return to complete his 250th parkrun at Peckham rye

We certainly wish him all the best for the future and to help him recover from swimming in the very cold waters of the North Sea!! we had a collection and bought him a Dry Robe

Here is Tony trying it on after this mornings parkrun



Runners at the front would have seen an unfortunate scene on Saturday as One runner collapsed before the start, I can confirm that he was ok and made a recovery. He went straight to Hospital to be checked out. He at least chose a good place to do it with the Grass softening his fall and lots of people around to assist him immediately!

That's it for this week, We shall see you again next Saturday for another 3laps

Kev Chadwick - Co ED





Happy New Year

Event #300 1st January 2020

So it happened again! We ran out of Tokens as 558 people came to Peckham rye parkrun which gave us a new attendance record! 178 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. However this year we where much better prepared. A much longer finish funnel made up of garden chairs and pretty much anything else we could get our hands on worked a treat

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Your Run Director was Catherine Mcdonald who was superbly assisted by

Colin Harris • Tony Donaldson • Sarah Tizzard • Kevin Chadwick • Valerie Macleod • Jo Wint • Oliver Pope • Catherine Roulson • Joseph Booth • Justine Pope • Alison Tunley • Peter Sanders • Mark Plummer • Daniel Watson • Sarah Henderson • Colette Dollin • Michael Peach • Kim Good • Alison Boghurst • Gillian Parker • Caroline Washbourne • Jason Casey • Sarah Jones • Sade Akintola • Melanie Rimmer • Parveen Akhtar • Chrishanthi Ranjan

Huge Kudos to regular runner Julie who sorted out all 558 Finish Tokens afterwards

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From the field of runners we had Two runners in the 500 Club Colin Harris on an amazing 636 parkruns and Stephen Cooney on 504

Lots of runners ran milestone parkruns with Ben Norton joining the 100 Club, Ed Matthews, Gower Tan, Andrew Thompson, Richard Newlove, Victoria Groves, Lauren Tones, Laura Mifsud-Bonici all joined the 50 Club

Junior Finlay Lochrie ran his Tenth parkrun and gets the White T-Shirt

Lots of tourists joined us before going off to run a Second parkrun creating a wonderful atmosphere

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As we lmove into 2020 when we look forward to becoming 6years old in June, A massive thanks to everyone who has helped Peckham rye parkrun grow and become such a fantastic community event

Peckham Rye parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 10,407 participants have completed 58,255 parkruns covering a total distance of 291,275 km, including 10,038 new Personal Bests. A total of 703 individuals have volunteered 3,964 times



Festive parkruns

Event #298

Christmas Day at peckham rye parkrun saw an excellent turnout of 257 Runners

Tom Marshall led the field in 17:15 and was followed in by Ben Norton 18:15 and Aidan Mercer 18:27

Ellie Osmond led the Ladies home in 19:38 followed by Anna Harborow 21:13 and Lottie Hull 22:01

We had a parkrun tourist who brought some wonderful cakes for the volunteers


Lots of regulars dressed up for the occasion wearing Santa hats and some even wore a full costume



Also a special mention to Vinnie Darch (in the selfie frame) She has volunteered 50 times at peckham rye parkrun!

We welcomed Cass Casleton from the parkrun world tourists who after running at peckham rye travelled to parkrun Gdynia in Poland and ran another parkrun on boxing day!



Event #299 28th December 2019 

The final run of the Decade! For this i decided to treat you all to the slightly faster alternative route. Still Three laps but in a Clockwise direction with an extended run around the lake. Its nice to change things occasionally and the last run of 2019 seemed the perfect time to do it

Nicole King completed her 50th parkrun and Peter Rogers ran his 100th


Lizzie and Luke Peach also joined the 100 club

Huge well done to you all


James Taylor (PB) finished 1st in 17:35 followed by Aidan Mercer 18:00 and Ron Taylor 18:25

Naomi Aylwin (PB) 20:07 lead home the ladies from Alexandra Mcclelland (first visit) 20:57 was 2nd with Chantal Vermeer (PB) 21:10 finishing 3rd

Our next event will be Wednesday 1st January starting at 09:00am, New Years Day is the only time of the year you can run Two parkruns in the same day. You could go to Dulwich or Hilly Fields for 10:00am and get a Second parkrun fix


These events are all possible to our fantastic volunteers, If you have not volunteered before then please consider giving it ago. If all regular runners give just THREE Saturdays back per year then we will have enough

Thank You for supporting our event and i wish you all a Happy 2020


Kev Chadwick - Event Director

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Peckham Rye parkrun - 09/11/19 

Peckham Rye Common covers 113 acres, and imperceptible from the road, tucked away by a ring of trees, in the centre, is Peckham Rye Park, home to Peckham Rye parkrun. The anti-clockwise course takes you on a journey over little bridges, past quaint streams, past a Japanese Garden, an arboretum and many other hallmarks which show why this park won the Green Flag Award in 2007. There were marshals and bright signs to ensure the 376 runners and walkers all found their way back to the finish funnel.
The three lap anti-clockwise course, starts with a gradual downhill with a small incline at the end of each circuit.

We had an abundance of sun streaming through the trees enhancing the magic of this treasure trove of a run, within a park, within a Common.  

From the running field highlights included;
- 13 people completing their first ever parkrun
- 35 people securing personal bests
- Tourists from Inverloch in Australia!
- Emily Elias and joined the 50 club
- 17 runners completed the second part of the 2019 Southwark Slam (all the parkruns in the London Borough of Southwark in one calendar month).
- 1 runner with a buggy!

This event had an inclusive community feel with Peckham Rye parkrun supporting several young people to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Special mentions to;
- Josh Mungeam doing his first stint as a volunteer
- Oliver Pope - completing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Resident photographer Peter Jordon was on hand to take some brilliant photographs including a group from Dulwich Park Runners completing Peckham for the First time


Many Thanks to Aqasa Nu for writing this report




Our 283rd Peckham rye parkrun saw 321 complete the course

First place today was a tourist running his parkrun at peckham Sam Marshall 16:05. Despite running a new PB of 16:17 regular First place finisher Andy Bond had to settle for Second place. Stephen Mcleod was running his First Peckham parkrun and he finished 3rd in 17:27

Dana Shockman made her Peckham debut and finished First lady in 21:29. Fran Buss also her debut here was just 3 seconds behind in Second place 21:32. Katie Burder completed the women's top Three in 22:05

Strangley no milestones this morning but lots of regulars are now with 1 run of completing either the 50th or 100th parkrun. Be sure to let us know so we can give you a shout out at the start


We recently made a plea for donations as we need a new laptop pretty badly, Ours is on its last legs! A massive thanks to everyone who has donated online.

As always you can stay in touch with al that's happening on our Facebook and Twitter pages so be sure to give us a Like


Thanks as always goes to those who gave up the morning by volunteering ensuring the run could take place, You may have noticed we only had Two Marshals! Please do try out volunteering 3/4 times a year so we can be sure to keep our roster full


Thanks as always


Kev Chadwick 









Event #257

Peckham Rye parkrun
Event number 257
16th March 2019

This week 383 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Tony DONALDSON • Tegwen TUCKER • John E. TURNER • Sarah TIZZARD • Johanna HONEY • Ian MITCHELL • Les NEWMAN • Mark JUDGE • Daniel WATSON • Davinia DARCH • Sze Kiu YEUNG • Sade AKINTOLA • Belle THACKRAY • See Wah CHENG • Chris YOUNG • Elco SPONG • Henry BISSETT • Ruby STREET-WORNE

Mary Brown ran her 50th parkrun (20th at Peckham) So a massive well done to Mary

The top 3 Males all broke 18 minutes

Dale Seddon 17:09

Andrew Boyd 17:12

Jack Foster 17:13 (PB)

Hayley Seddon made it a Brother/Sister double first finish leading the women home in 19:18

Kirsty Wright 21:06 and Cat Avenell completed the ladies top 3 in 21:29

This week we found it difficult to fill the volunteer roster, Making last minute appeals on Social Media, Now we are close to 400 runners every week it requires more people to help, We ask that you can do One volunteer stint every 15 runs (3/4 per year)

Anyone who has not signed up to receive the volunteer appeal email can do so in their parkrun profile, You'll find the link in your results email

Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter just by searching for Peckham rye parkrun, Its a great way to keep update with what's happening

A huge thanks to Tony for looking after you all and next week Michael will be the Run Director, If you are available to help out then please get in touch








Peckham Rye parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 8,549 participants have completed 45,012 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,060 km, including 8,190 new Personal Bests. A total of 571 individuals have volunteered 3,104 times.


Event #255

This week 385 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by  Fantastic 21 volunteers:

Emma IBELL • Michelle LENNON • Tony DONALDSON • Nicole KING • Sara FAULKNER • Kevin CHADWICK • Andrew GARROD • Kaleigh JONES • Alison TUNLEY • Patrick INSOLE • Pamela FENNELL • Julia ROBINSON • Mark JUDGE • Emily WARBURTON-BROWN • Martin KELSEN • Vanessa LLOYD • Chinnie NWANDU • Cath ROONEY • Sarah BURLEIGH • Chris YOUNG • Elco SPONG

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found at


The 3rd lap is starting to get very congested now our numbers are very high, I must politely remind everybody to KEEP LEFT at all times please, Can we also try whenever possible to run in single file, Especially on the narrow path leading towards the outdoor gym/Stone bridge

Thank You

Today we had Two runners complete a milestone 50th parkrun

Laura Donkin and Simon Gledhil So a massive well done to you both

JO WINT continued her hot streak and earned another PB in 22:37 How much faster can she get?

Only slight issue to report was the SIX Positions Tokens that went missing! If you took One home then please bring them back

Well Done too everybody who took part this morning, Photos are on our Facebook page






Peckham Rye parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 8,458 participants have completed 44,298 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,490 km, including 8,071 new Personal Bests. A total of 563 individuals have volunteered 3,065 times.



Well what can I say!!

I'll start by saying Happy New Year

So 548 people ran, jogged or walked the course, An amazing 202 were first timers and 46 runners ran a personal best.

Representatives of 78 different clubs took part.

Before New Years Day our attendance record was 347 runners so to have an increase of 201 obviously overwhelmed us! and caught us off guard, We did expect high numbers and had 448 finish tokens ready including a longer finish funnel but alas it was not enough, Our stopwatches also only time 500 people!

We had 15 volunteers that day although the actual number was less than 10 for the key positions such as Scanning/Handing out Tokens and Timing

Lessons have been learnt and our core team is much wiser from this experience and the amazing running community we have created is clearly very strong. The emails and support/Thanks we have received is gratefully appreciated

Results are going to be affected as we had a Queue to get into the finish funnel and One our Run Directors Daniel Watson had to manually write down over 100 finishers!

Everybody really came together under lots of pressure, Catherine McDonald had the job of results processing which again included manually entering over 100 people, Over Two hours was spread using Excel Spreadsheets to get everybody a finish time and in the correct order

Tony Donaldson was your Run Director who did an amazing job keeping everything relatively calm before you all disappeared for a Second run

Onto the results

I cannot imagine the congestion on the 3rd lap but

Paul Martelletti found a way through to break the course record in 15:08

Natasha Sheel was 1st home for the Ladies in 19:00

So onto the Milestones and we had plenty

Helen Ung became the First person ever to earn the 250 T-Shirt at Peckham

Completing their 100th parkruns we had:

Ian Gale/Heather Cripps and Louise Fernandez

50th parkruns we had:

Alex Downing/Natasha Sheel/Kevin Hughes and Ashley Wilkie

Congratulations too you all

A large part of the field was made up of Tourists and we hope you all enjoyed your First visit and will return perhaps when we are a little less congested

To finish this off the people who made all this possible are listed here, Cannot Thank everybody enough

Karen HARRIS • Tony DONALDSON • Nicole KING • Catherine MCDONALD • Cheryl SACKS • Sarah TIZZARD • Kevin CHADWICK • Louise ROBATHAN • Valerie MACLEOD • Jo WINT • Oliver POPE • Anna MYAT • Daniel WATSON • Martin WALSH • Davinia DARCH

I wish you all the best for 2019
Kev Chadwick - Event Director

Peckham Rye parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 7,964 participants have completed 40,778 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,890 km, including 7,473 new Personal Bests. A total of 533 individuals have volunteered 2,875 times.

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