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