About Us

Southsea parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Southsea Esplande starting at Speakers Corner near Rockbys cafe, Southsea, PO5 3PG. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Rocksbys Restaurant - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


  • Southsea parkrun: is a partnership between the people of Southsea and the University of Portsmouth. Without their support we would not have made it this far. Our volunteers are the life blood of our event, if you want to help out, get in touch we would love to have you.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here.

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-01-24Andrew MachamSouthsea£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-02-23Arise PortsmouthSouthsea£871.00£871.00£0.00For AED fund
    2016-11-25Helen MayheadSouthsea£280.00£238.00£42.00Raised by Baffins fitclub for the AED fund
    2016-11-04Kiernan EastonSouthsea£240.00£204.00£36.00From Portsmouth Joggers for the AED fund
    2016-10-27Celia OxleySouthsea£5.00£4.25£0.75AED appeal
    2016-10-23Marion MoffattSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fundraising. For all your fabulous ParkRunners who did the 2016 GSR !! ❤️
    2016-10-21Shaun PooreSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED Fund.
    2016-10-21Robin HallSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00For AED fund
    2016-10-19LawologySouthsea£15.00£12.75£2.25Southsea AED fund
    2016-10-16Andrew SeekSouthsea£5.00£4.25£0.75For AED fund
    2016-10-16Andrew SeekSouthsea£2.00£1.70£0.30For AED fund on behalf of Freddie Marshman
    2016-10-14Amy Hurley DugdaleSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-14Elliot WebberSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00For AED fund
    2016-10-13David MooreSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50parkrun
    2016-10-13Thomas WormanSouthsea£400.00£340.00£60.00
    2016-10-13David AldredSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50parkrun
    2016-10-12Grant DaySouthsea£40.00£34.00£6.00Southsea AED Appeal
    2016-10-02Daniel TooleySouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-01Alice HooleySouthsea£110.00£93.50£16.50Southsea AED fund appeal. Cake sale contributions.
    2016-10-01Martin WilliamsSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-10-01Michael RobinsonSouthsea£50.00£42.50£7.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-10-01Menno GroenSouthsea£15.00£12.75£2.25Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-30Kam FanSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-27Portsmouth TriathletesSouthsea£200.00£170.00£30.00For AED
    2016-09-26Steven PhillipsSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-24Peter HooleySouthsea£50.00£42.50£7.50Southsea AED Appeal
    2016-09-22Amanda PeartSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED fund from Amanda Peart
    2016-09-19Jean RileySouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-19steve aylingSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED Fund
    2016-09-19Daniel Del PiccoloSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-18Grant DaySouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED Appeal - Kathrine Newell
    2016-09-18GM DaySouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED Appeal - Diane Hall
    2016-09-18Grant DaySouthsea£5.00£4.25£0.75Southsea AED Appeal - David Brindley
    2016-09-17Brian JamesSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-13Grant DaySouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-12Michael TaylorSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-12Kevin BuddSouthsea£25.00£21.25£3.75Southsea AED appeal
    2016-09-12Joanne PaigeSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED Appeal
    2016-09-10antony courtSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-10Alexandra HipkinSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-10Janice BellSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-10Steven BrooksSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-10Janice BellSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-09Sarah KitchingSouthsea£30.00£25.50£4.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-09Gail BanksSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-09Hayley NewellSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-09Gail BanksSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-09Billy BiltonSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED Fund
    2016-09-09Runr of SouthseaSouthsea£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-09-07Loisa HaywardSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-07Ian HaywardSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-06toby woodfineSouthsea£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2016-09-05Piotr KazmierskiSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-05Jenny CampbellSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-05Lee WallerSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-04David WandsSouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-04Rob and Kate WilbySouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00Southsea AED Fund - donation/contribution from Rob and Kate Wilby
    2016-09-03Neil CaterSouthsea£50.00£42.50£7.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-03John ScrivenSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-03R SPENDLOVESouthsea£15.00£12.75£2.25Southsea AED Fund
    2016-09-02Violeta Gonzalez-PerezSouthsea£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-09-02Jonathan IsherwoodSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-02Courtney Web DesignSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-09-02Courtney Web DesignSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50Southsea AED fund
    2016-08-31Grant DaySouthsea£20.00£17.00£3.00For AED Fund
    2016-01-02shelley crossSouthsea£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2014-04-19Geoffrey ParsonsSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-03-27Alasdair McGregorSouthsea£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-03-08Deborah HarmerSouthsea£10.00£8.50£1.50

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-11-24Southsea£861.25iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED
    2016-11-24Southsea£495.00Defib cabinet
    2017-01-30Southsea£-327.30Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2018-06-07Southsea£57.65Loudhailer and batteries