We are 7 on Saturday, and we will run the course in the reverse direction

We have our 7th anniversary event this Saturday the 23rd November. As in the past few years, we will be running the course in the reverse direction. The permanent km markers in the park will be counting down from 5km, instead of up. Remember to keep all the cones to your right!

Since we will be starting in the Rugby Club car park, it is imperative that you park in the large car park on Upton Court Road, next to Long Close School. Satnav SL3 7LX. [This is actually the car park we would like you to use each week anyway, as the Rugby Club car park is very limited,]

Please arrive early: 1) so that you have time to walk/jog across the park from the car park and 2) because we will be presenting a few awards before the run.

Hope to see you there.


New Year’s Day parkrun at 10:30am

We can confirm that UCp will once again be running at 10:30am on New Year's Day - 1st January 2020.

This will enable you to do a NYD double if you wish.  As usual, our closest neighbouring parkrun, Black Park parkrun will start at 9am.

Please note that we will not have a run on Christmas Day.


Limited facilities at the Rugby Club for the next 2 Saturdays (5th and 12th October)

Our hosts, Slough Rugby Club, will be using the clubhouse to show the England World Cup rugby games the next 2 Saturday mornings - 5th and 12th October.  The games start at or around 9am, and so we will not be able to use the main rooms in the clubhouse, the kitchen or the car park for parkrun.

The toilets will be available to use, and Joanne will try to provide a drinks/food service outside on the verandah.  Barcode scanning will also take place outside.

Do not use the Rugby Club car park if you are coming to parkrun.  Use the large free car park on Upton Court Road, at the top of Upton Court Park (satnav: SL3 7LX).  You can also park along Upton Court Road.  It is only a short walk/jog across the park to the parkrun start.  There will be a marshal at the top of the lane (near the roundabout on Upton Court Road) that leads to the Rugby Club who will prevent anyone related to parkrun from going down the lane and who will direct you to the main car park.

PS; If England progress further in the tournament it is possible that there may also be future events at the Rugby Club


URGENT – News about tomorrow’s parkrun

Hi Everyone

As usual on a Friday, we will all be looking forward to our weekly parkrun dose tomorrow morning. Despite the recent bad weather, and after inspecting the park and course today, we are intending to go ahead with our parkrun tomorrow (Feb 2nd). That is unless we get a lot of snow and/or we get a massive drop in temperature overnight. However, neither of those are in the forecast. Please look out for any Facebook and Twitter posts re cancellations tomorrow morning.

If you do come to run tomorrow:

- Please take extreme care whilst running/walking

- Please use the grass to the sides of paths rather than the paths wherever possible. It is likely to be very muddy, and the paths may be slippery

- DO NOT RUN FAST!!! Anyone who gets a PB will have their result removed (Only joking, but please don't run fast!)

- Listen carefully to the pre-run briefing, and to the marshals

- Take your shoes off BEFORE entering the main clubhouse room

We know that so far Black Park and Bedfont Lakes parkruns are both cancelled. As we expect a lot of extra runners to come here instead, we ask that you please use the large FREE car park next to Long Close School (Sat Nav SL3 7LU) or you can park along most of Upton Court Road. Please do not use the Rugby Club car park, due to the high numbers of runners expected, the finish funnel having to be extended and having to use the tarmac rather than the grass. There will be very limited space at the Rugby Club, and we will not be letting cars park on the grass. You will be turned away.

Set off in good time, and drive and park carefully.


UCp over Christmas and New Year

We thought we'd let you know what is happening at UCp over the Christmas and New Year period. As you know, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are the only non-Saturdays when extra events can take place. And New Year's Day is the only day when you can run 2 parkruns on the same day and have both results count.

We will not have a run on Christmas Day.

On New Year's Day, we will start at 10:30am. Black Park will start at 9am. So the local double is possible, along with a run or 2 between the venues if you want.

Maidenhead is starting at 9am on Christmas Day, and at 8:30am on New Year's day. Other events can be found on the parkrun Christmas 2018 Compendium, which can be found at this web address: parkrun 2018 Christmas Compendium

We will be having our normal Saturday runs each Saturday as well.



We will be 6 on Saturday – yadrutaS no 6 eb lliw eW

This Saturday (24th November) will mark our 6th anniversary, and we will once again be running the course in the reverse direction. Remember to keep the cones to your right hand side, and that the second lap will be the longer one.

As the run will be starting in the Rugby Club car park, we ask that you use the large free car park on Upton Court Road (Sat Nav SL3 7LU), next to Long Close School. There will be very little parking at the Rugby Club, and once this is full you will be turned away.

Set your alarms for a little earlier than usual on a Saturday to give yourself time to walk/jog across the park and to be in the clubhouse for the thank yous and presentations. Try to be in the clubhouse by 8:50am. There will be cake after the run.

Hope to see loads of you there. Remember about the parking!!!


FA Cup Final Day – 27th May

As a tradition, we at UCp usually encourage our runners to run in their favourite team colours on FA Cup Final Day. So dust off your football (other sports are also welcomed!) shirts and wear them on Saturday. I'll be wearing a Slough Town FC top. What about you?



Very interesting concept for a competition with limited entry.

25th June 2017 at 09.30               beat the boat

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