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!


This Saturday last year…

...the one where we wore red to mark Street parkrun number 50. It was calm fair weather and 192 people joined us to celebrate.

Milestone T-shirts, football tops, British Heart Foundation T-shirts, red socks or whatever people could find in their wardrobes to paint the fields red.









Street parkrun quiz:

1. It was a fast course, how many people ran a PB?
2. Who was Spiderman?


Au revoir parkrun

As you can see on the banner above all parkrun events are suspended until further notice.

With the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus this will of course come as no surprise.

As long as you are well you can still run to the shops! And don't forget to do the same for your elderly or ill neighbour.

Stay safe and look yourselves everyone. See you around (from a safe distance) or on social media.

With our love and best wishes,

The Street parkrun team


Event #97... our last for a while

Street parkrun #97





Street parkrun report #97 14/03/2020

At the end of the week in which measures to delay the spread of COVID-19 (Coranavirus)  had stepped up a gear, it was announced that parkrun events in the UK could carry on for now. People responded with common sense, maintaining  separation from each other throughout the morning and volunteers donning disposable gloves to handle finish tokens. Unsurprisingly, however, numbers were low with just 2 first-time visitors.

The sun shone and lifted spirits as 83 people gathered and set off to make their way around the course. Fields were questionably slightly drier than before and 11 people recorded new Personal Best times. Making the PB Wall of Fame for this week were the following: Top of the wall Corey Hanson in 35 minutes and 1 second, a huge 1 minute and 12 seconds faster than his previous best Street time. Amelie Cook raced home in 22:39 - 54s faster than her previous best, followed by Alison Badman in 28:09 - an improvement of 41s, close behind Elaine Dunford in 28:27 - 40s faster, Keith Dunford in 31:02 - 21s faster and Katie Capon 36:23 - an improvement of just 6s enough to earn her a place on the wall.

Congratulations were given to youngster Amelie Cook for the added bonus of being first lady over the line.

Anthony Lipmann, who has been parkrunning since 1994 in Bushy Park, ran his 200th event in Street on Saturday. A fantastic achievement, although Anthony admits it has taken him a very long time to do it!

Finally, heartfelt thanks is given this week to everyone  who stopped to help a female runner who had collapsed in the second field. Special mention to Anthony Lipmann, Kevin Penny, Lucy Hedgcock, Elaine Giddens and Teresa England.  The emergency services response was brilliant with an ambulance attending promptly. A fitting example of how fantastic our NHS is and how life continues to throw challenges at us unrelated to Coronavirus.

Update: the lady has returned home safely and thanks everyone for their help.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Teresa ENGLAND • Margaret GRUNDY • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Hayley GRAINGER • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • John BEVERIDGE • Jacqui KNIGHT • Richard COLES • Graham PORTER • Francis KNIGHT • John MITCHELL • Darren SHEPHERD • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT

The photographer was John Beveridge. Photos may be viewed and are available to downloaded from the Street parkrun flickr group on the photos tab.


Tor view

Street parkrun #97


The first and the last

Street parkrun #97


Milestone 200

Street parkrun #97


Corona precautions

Street parkrun #97


Relaxed parkrunning

Street parkrun #97

Street parkrun #97

Street parkrun #97


Well done to everyone, hope you enjoyed yourselves. Fingers crossed, we very much hope to see you next week. Please check back with the Street parkrun website ( and click on the red banner at the top for the latest COVID-19 updates.


Street parkrun report #96 07/03/2020

At long last the rain stopped for long enough to allow the Strode College sports fields to dry and 101 people were able to make their way around the Street parkrun course on the first Saturday in March. 12 first-time visitors were welcomed, including 9 people completing a parkrun for the very first time: Ellieudo Santos, Melanie Stringer, Milo Cook, Dominic Cook, Hayley Cook, Bluebell Avgoulis, Jennie Howlett, Rachel Hann and Ryan Chapman.

To make up for missing the previous week's Leap Year run on 29 February and as a fun one-off, Run Director Molly Grainger announced that the course would be run in reverse. Alert marshalls kept everyone on the right track and all 101 reached the end of the finish funnel without confusion.  7 people took to the new direction particularly well and recorded new Personal Best times, of whom the following 4 made the PB Wall of Fame for this week (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds). Top of the wall: Keith Dunford in 31:23 - an impressive improvement of 1 minute and 19 seconds,  followed by Katie Capon in 36:29 - 36 seconds faster than her previous best Street time, Elaine Dunford came home in 29:07 - an improvement of 21 seconds and her sixth successive PB. Just behind her Katharine Wilkinson crossed the line in 29:27 - 10 seconds faster than her previous best Street time.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers. Huge thanks to:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Jenny ADAMS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Graham PORTER • Francis KNIGHT • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Marion TAYLOR • Lee HOWARD

The photographer this week was Lee Howard who has grabbed some fantastic shots, take a look at the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set. A few of our favourites are included below:


Reverse formation

Street parkrun #96

Street parkrun #96


Finishing on a curve

Street parkrun #96

Well done to everyone who joined us, hope you enjoyed yourselves running backwards? See you next week!


International Women’s Day 07 March 2020

Invitation to everyone to join us at Street parkrun to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday 7 March 2020



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Street parkrun #79



Street parkrun #89

So don't be shy, we'd love to see lots of women and girls running, walking and volunteering this week.


Men welcome too!
You could even bring your partner, sister, cousin, daughter or Mum!

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