Street parkrun is cancelled on 2021-01-16 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Multicolour parkrun 11 July 2020

As our  finale fun rainbow special, the challenge for Saturday 11 July was simply to wear as many colours as you could. 46 people and 1 dog starred in Matt's Magical Montage:

Rainbow week 8

Helped by blue sky, green grass, bright summer sun and some fantastic accessories this has to be our most colourful day yet.

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Deborah and Dave Stanfield were one of many couples to work as a team to display a complete rainbow palette whilst Martin Hooper and James Andrews showed off their Oddballs.

Congratulations to Jo Andrews for running her first ever 10k, Di Pottercary for smashing her PB in new pink trainers and Anita Forsyth for her successful audition to star alongside Richard Gere in the Mothman Prophesies 2:

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Such a pretty moth it can only be the long awaited good news that we all want to hear!

Take care, stay safe and see you next Saturday for run/walk in your favourite race T shirt. If you don't own a race T shirt, make it any T shirt that brings back happy memories or makes you smile.

Photos to the Street parkrun Facebook page or e-mailed to by end of Saturday to make the montage please.



Rainbow complete 04 July 2020

Whilst still under lockdown on Saturday 23 May members of Street parkrun began their quest to paint the town all the colours of the rainbow. That first week about 35 people joined in by running, jogging or walking their 5k routes wearing something red. By the final week on Saturday 4 July, symbolically coinciding with the day hairdressers and pubs at last opened their doors, a record breaking 66 people and 5 dogs took part wearing pink.

Here is the fantastic rainbow montage compiled by the talented and inspirational Matt Dorber:

Rainbow week 7

It was fascinating to see the ingenious thinking behind some of the running kit; borrowed too-small tops from a partner or child, fleece jackets and hats on the warmest of days, yellow marigold gloves, bananas as props and even an orange carrier bag! By the end many men treated themselves to new pink running tops, enthusiasm such that nobody wanted to be left out.

A full record of all the photos is on the Street parkrun Facebook page timeline. A few of our favourite shots (one from each colour, judged by Facebook reactions and my personal unbiased opinion) are included below:

Red 23 May 2020

Orange 30 May 2020

Yellow 06 June 2020

Green 13 June 2020

Blue 20 June 2020

Purple 27 Jun 2020

Pink 04 July 2020

Bonus points for originality, funny faces, scenic or colourful background and a lovely Kylie T shirt on the weekend of Glasthomebury. Overall best photo has to go to Sue for fabulous marigolds and catching the actual rainbow!

Special mention to Adam Cox for probably the worst Photoshopping we've ever seen (good try though and proudly included in the montage) and Jon Forsyth for his pink yoghurt pot nipple shields (out of public decency and respect to Anita not shown).

Now our Rainbow is complete, a celebratory multicolour week will follow on Saturday 11 July. By popular demand themed runs will continue. Follow the Street parkrun Facebook page for live updates and we'll also try to keep posted here.

Stay safe and look after yourselves everyone,

the Street parkrun team


Street parkrun paints a rainbow

Over the past 6 weeks Street parkrun have been busy running, jogging or walking on Saturdays and painting the local streets with vibrant rainbow colours.

Details are posted to the Street parkrun Facebook page each week with participants adding their photos below the post. Matt Dorber collates all the photos to produce a montage of the colour for the week:

Weeks 1 to 3
Red, Orange and Yellow

Rainbow week 3


Week 4 Green

Rainbow week 4 green


Week 5 Blue

Rainbow week 5 blue


Week 6 Purple (indigo)

Rainbow week 6 purple



If you've missed the fun and want to join in, next week is Pink (violet). If you don't do Facebook, photos can be added to flickr or e-mailed to

And if you've missed taking part in your favourite colour there will be a bonus multicolour week as a grand finale for running in whichever colour you like.


Let's paint the town rainbow saying a huge thank you to NHS and essential key workers who brought us through lockdown, celebrating gay pride, our rainbow coloured nation and of course looking forward to brighter days ahead :)

We will get through this together and we will be back!

Stay safe and be kind everyone

the Street parkrun team xx




Street parkrun 2nd Birthday 02 May 2020 Run Report

Individuals, couples and families set out along various local routes at varying times throughout a beautiful sunny day to celebrate Street parkrun's 2nd Birthday.

In an emotional speech, Event Director Tim Rice launched the event saying 'a lovely day for a 5k, Happy Birthday to everyone who's joined us to volunteer, run or walk over the two years to make Street parkrun part of so many people's health and wellbeing fix every week. Hope to see you all again soon'.

Congratulations were given to Adrian Costanza running his first ever 5k. A first run was also completed by the newest addition to the Burrage family. Welcome to Street parkrun Adrian and baby Burrage, hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Numerous PBs were recorded throughout the day with several people even opting to extend their runs they were enjoying themselves so much! Lee Howard chose to run his 5k twice on consecutive mornings, one for each year of Street parkrun.

Jon Forsyth was delighted to be first home at the Beech Road course and Sally Culliford was first lady to the 5k mark before continuing her 10 mile Street to Glastonbury return route.

Many courses were dog friendly, although Rich Coles questioned the suitable of his hound Mouse as a pacer!

Enormous thanks were given to timing and barcode scanning volunteer Tommy Hooper at the Hooper family event.

Some fantastic fancy dress costumes were spotted during the day, no doubt bringing a few smilies to passers by.

The run photographers were various selfies and family members. See the Street parkrun Facebook page for the full set of photos. A complete collage and a selection of a few favourites are also available on flickr and included below.


Early morning sky beautifully captured by experienced volunteer parkrun photographer Lee Howard

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


Photo collage of all pictures by volunteer picture editor Matt Dorber

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  2 May 2020


Dog friendly events

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


Close up with the Knight family

Street parkrun 2nd birthday 02 May 2020

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


First 5k as a family of four

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


A joint birthday celebration for Roxanne

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


Captain Tom wishes us Happy Birthday from the Shapwick 5k

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


Great to see Superheroes on duty keeping us all safe.

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020


Teresa England planned an ingenious route to spell out our favourite part of the week

Street parkrun 2nd birthday 2 May 2020


Most of all, as always, thanks to all the volunteers. Parkrun wouldn't happen without you.

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

Thanks for joining us everyone, sharing your stories and lovely photos.

Stay safe and look after yourselves, hope to see you all again soon back in the Strode College and Crispin School sports fields.


Street parkrun 2nd birthday 02/05/2020

Happy 2nd Birthday to us!

Street parkrun 2nd Birthday  2 May 2020

Owing to COVID-19 it's a virtual celebration this year but let's make it a fun one in our usual Street parkrun style!

Run, jog or walk 5k as your daily exercise anytime during Saturday 2 May and upload photo evidence to the Street parkrun Facebook page or flickr group. If struggling with flickr, e-mail your pictures to and we'll do it for you.

Wear parkrun Milestone T-shirts or something fun and celebratory. Rainbow colours, a tutu, funny hat or anything bright and cheery. Virtual coffee and cakes to be shared afterwards.

Virtual prizes for best fancy dress. If you've got costumes from last year lying around it's still the nearest Saturday to Starwars Day. Some of those masks might also be useful for shopping trips!





We look forward to seeing your pictures!

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