Peterborough parkrun #334

This week 437 people ran, jogged and walked Peterborough parkrun, of whom 37 were first timers and 46 recorded Personal Bests.

Of the PB’s achieved, special mention must go to Isaac Fell for his PB of 21.45. Isaac has had a difficult few years and his PB this week beats his 2015 pre diagnosis PB by 17 seconds. Incredible, Well Done Isaac. Dad Si was first over the line on Saturday himself with a time of 16:38, Mum Liz was second lady over the line in 22.15 and Brother Noah did 24:43. Speed obviously runs in the family!

This week all of our participants were supported and encouraged by 38 Volunteers from Bushfield Joggers Running Club. I’ve been a member of this club for the last 6 years now, ever since I started running, and I can honestly say that they are some of the best people ever. If you have ever considered joining a running club, I could not recommend it enough. I have made the best of friends over the years, and with the spring marathon season fast approaching I know I will have this friendly bunch of people to run those long miles with. Other clubs are of course available, and we are lucky in Peterborough to have a great selection.

Bushfield Joggers meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 at Bushfield Leisure Centre, we also attend the coached GPAN Track meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month, and we organise longer runs most weekends. If you would like more information please see our website for details

I know that I say this a lot, but Peterborough parkrun could not happen every week without the support of the volunteers and every week recently (unless there is a club takeover) we struggle with numbers, some weeks its touch and go as to whether we will actually be able to go ahead. The Core Team find this incredibly stressful as you can imagine. If you can volunteer any week please let us know, we would love you to join us. Christmas and New Year parkruns are fast approaching and they can only go ahead if we have people to help us out on the day. You can see the future volunteer roster via our future roster page. To get in touch with us directly, just send an email to or visit our Facebook Volunteers page.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thanks to all of you for making the job of Run Director at Peterborough parkrun so enjoyable. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this fabulous event and that is simply down to the people I meet every week.



New Year’s Day 2020

We will be holding an extra parkrun at Ferry Meadows on New Year's Day 2020.

The run will start at 9.00 am.

It is possible to run two parkruns on New Year's Day, as parkruns can have a start time between 8.30 and 10.30.

We will keep you informed if there is a local one with a later start time that could be the second half of a 'New Year Double'.

It is very important to note if we do not have enough volunteers coming forward this run will be cancelled.


Christmas Day 2019

Santa has decided to bring you an extra parkrun at Ferry Meadows on Christmas Day.

The run will start at the normal time of 9.00 am.

Normal Elf and safety rules apply and yule need to have your barcode as car park charges still apply.

Please note, the cafe will not be open, however you are welcome to bring your own festive refreshments.

You would be crackers to miss it!


Peterborough parkrun #327

I didn’t really know where to start with writing a run report, not having actually run the event. I didn’t run but enjoyed watching everyone set off - I always think running events look so lovely with all of the various brightly coloured tops. However, I was still in Ferry Meadows on Saturday morning, as I was part of a team from the Cardiology department at Peterborough City Hospital who were involved with organising our first Cardiology themed health awareness/education/fundraising event.

I read this weeks run report from Manor Field parkrun and thought I should definitely cover just a few statistics as part of my run report. So, a big well done to all 571 of you who ran, jogged, or walked this week’s parkrun! Well done again to those who achieved a PB this week (and it looks like there was a fair few of you) and to all of you whose first time it was, either at Peterborough or parkrun altogether then welcome - we hope to see you back! I said I’d mention statistics so here is one I was particularly impressed with - between us all at Peterborough parkrun we have run (according to the parkrun website) for 8Years 109Days 3Hrs 3Min 8Sec which is some seriously healthy heart activity!

Finally, a huge thank you as always to the volunteers who make this event happen every week. This is both to the core team who work so hard to make sure that this event happens and to the volunteers on the day. This week I ‘encouraged’ a few of my friends/fellow Cardiac Physiologists to volunteer for the first time - which for many of them was their introduction to parkrun - and I feel that this leads to a double thank you. Firstly, thanks to the volunteers. But also, thank you to you parkrunners. I’ve been banging on for ages to anyone who will listen about how wonderful and friendly parkrun is, and the comments afterwards from my friends about how much they enjoyed volunteering and how friendly you all were left me feeling really energised about parkrun!

See you soon.

Laura Wilkinson


Peterborough parkrun #326 – Yaxley Takeover

On Saturday 21 st September 2019, Yaxley Runners and Joggers took over parkrun event number 326.

Yaxley Runners and Joggers is a friendly local club, established in 1986, catering for all abilities. Our club evenings are Mondays and Thursdays, meeting at 6:30pm, to run at 6:45pm. On Mondays we meet at Hampton Sports Centre, Beaumont Way and new runners are welcomed and thoroughly supported.

This week 588 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 76 recorded new personal bests!

Congratulations to Shaun WALTON who was the first male in a time of 16:37. The first female was Louisa HARRISON in a speedy 20:32. First junior male was first timer Aedan LYDON in 18:43 and the first junior female was another first timer, Ellen ASTLEY in 21:46.

Another congratulations goes to Rachel MINETT who not only got a new personal best of 32:18, but went on to get married Saturday afternoon.

Milestones to recognise from Peterborough parkrun #326
25 Volunteer Club
10 Club - juniors (aged 17 and under) 
50 Club 
Chris YATES - New PB!
100 Club
Ruth JONES - 2nd Female

This weeks event was made possible by the following volunteers:
Abigail BRANSTON  •  Amanda BRITTON  •  Amy MAXWELL  •  Amy RICKARDS  •  Andy SAVAGE  •  Anne COLES  •  Barbara JOHNSON  •  Claire PIERCY  •  David TOWNS  •  Dawn FRIEND  •  Deborah COOK  •  Freya HAWKSWELL  •  Gemma TOOGOOD  •  Geoff BROWN  •  Gina CRANE  •  Harry FRIEND  •  Helen JOYCE  •  Hugh Richard BURTON  •  Ian VALLANCE  •  Jason CORDEN  •  Jean MAGGS  •  Karen FREEMAN  •  Kathryn HAWKSWELL  •  Kay GIBSON  •  Lee JONES  •  Martin SHELBOURNE  •  Michael BARKER  •  Nina WRIGHT  •  Noah BRITTON  •  Paul MCCARTHY  •  Raeanne ELLIOTT  •  Roslyn LOUTIT  •  Sarah HAZELTINE  •  Sean O'DRISCOLL  •  Simon HAWKSWELL  •  Steve MEGSON  •  Stuart BOOTH  •  Sue HARLOW

The full results from event number 326 can be found of the Peterborough parkrun results page.

Thank you to everybody who participated in event number 326! Happy running and we look forward to seeing you in future events!


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