International Women’s Day parkrun #IWDparkrun

On Saturday 7th March 2020 Rothwell parkrun will be celebrating International Women's Day #IWDparkrun albeit a day early.  We are asking for as many women to join us as possible to participate in our parkrun, whether it be volunteering or running, jogging or walking the course.  We encourage all our parkrun regulars to bring along a woman or women who haven't yet been involved in parkrun to share the experience and celebrate IWD with us.  IWD has a purple theme so please wear purple if you can, the volunteer t-shirts are perfect for this.  We can't wait to see you all there :-)


Saturday 21st December / Christmas Fancy Dress

Christmas Fancy Dress parkrun

Please join us on December 21st December, put on your best Christmas fancy dress suits, dresses etc. This is always a fantastic event. Can you beat Santa, his elves, a Christmas present or what will our co event director Jason be wearing this year?? Prizes for the best costume, best kids costume and best dressed dog.26001045_2039969676261220_8993988698497657818_n


New Years Day parkrun

New Years Day parkrun 1/1/20

Why not start your new year off with a great new years resolution by getting fit and joining in here at Rothwell parkrun. We cater for all abilities from walkers to runners. You don't even have to run you could be one of our super hero's and help marshal, we cant run any of our events with out these. So if your able to crawl out of bed on New Years day nip down to Springhead Park Rothwell, with a printed barcode for 10.30am and just join in.

Please note New Years Day parkrun at Rothwell will be very busy we estimate 500+ runners, walkers.

PLEASE DON'T USE THE SMALL CAR PARK, use streets around (park sensible).


Easter run report for event number 84 – 20th April 2019

Easter 2019

I remember last year’s Easter run because I was also Run Director then. It was cold, wet and miserable yet we managed to put on an Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Bunny was in attendance (as he was today). What struck me though, when looking at the record back on the 31st March 2018, was that we had a staggering total of, wait for it, 45 runners! What a difference a year makes.

Today 339 people ran, jogged, walked, limped or otherwise propelled themselves round the 5K course. In further contrast to last year, the weather was absolutely stunning! Thanks to Morrisons there were chocolate eggs for the under 11s and plenty of chocolate treats were available to all. As a Run Director, I can say that everything ran like clockwork but that wasn’t down to me. As I looked at the finishing funnel about mid-way through, I was struck by the efficiency and professionalism of the volunteer team. It is these people who make Rothwell parkrun so special.

The Easter Bunny was of course in attendance again and I give the guy total respect for getting round in just 22:37 (35th position)! Any being carrying that much fur must be super-fit for getting round so fast. First across the line today was Stephen Morris in a time of 17:58; well done Stephen.

As for the rest of us, well done to a staggering 94 people who achieved new personal bests and there were 43 new to Rothwell parkrun. We had a mass visit from Queensbury Running Club, the fastest of whom was Alistair Galt who finished in a new PB time of 18:08.

First lady was Laura Beecroft who equalled her PB of 20:42.

The final mention has to be of Brian Hilton who got a new PB of 21:06. Pretty impressive by any standard you might think but consider this: Brian’s age category is VM70-74 and his age-grade score was no less than 86.4%. Well done Brian!

Again my personal thanks to the amazing team of Volunteers and of course all the runners and walkers who together make Rothwell parkrun what it is.

Till next time, Richard and Team Rothwell parkrun.



We are a rapidly growing parkrun in terms of participants and we have outgrown the car park that forms part of the course and is our main meeting point.  Therefore we are requesting that all participants of Rothwell parkrun do not use the car park any longer.  Instead, please use the town car parks just 5 minutes walk away, alternatively there is plenty of on street parking in the locality but please do not cause any obstruction for the local residents.

We have all worked hard and had great success with forming positive relationships with the local community and the café on site and we are continuing to do so by requesting all participants of parkrun to not park in the main car park.

Your support in this issue is very welcome.

Thank you.

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