welcome back

Following on from Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister, that England will be moving into Step 4 on Monday 19 July, everything is now in place regarding the return of the large majority of 5k parkrun events on Saturday 24 July.

We are happy to let you know that we have been given permission by the City of London to restart our event at Wanstead Flats.

More details to follow ...

paul lewis
event director


Day 14

Thank you for the well wishes and to the few that have so far have run a bit with me. All support greatly appreciated.

I will be running WF this Sat 30th so hope to have some more company afterwards as well to run around the Flats on what will be marathon number 14 of 50 :-)

keep on running

here are my details
https://outrunthezombeez.wordpress.com/   blog

https://www.justgiving.com/jerseyrunner5     fund raising page



So most will know I am trying to run 50 marathons in 50 days for the British Red Cross this summer


Four down with 46 to go as I write this. I hope some might chose to join me running for a while after parkrun on Sat to mark the completion of the first week. Here is the route.




50 marathons in 50 days! Lots of chances to run with me for any distance, https://outrunthezombeez.wordpress.com/50-in-50-at-50/

Certainly hope to have some company on Sat 23rd July after parkrun.

If you'd like some bling give me cash else you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyrunner5

Thanks for your support


Hackney Half volunteering

If you wish to come and help the meet time is 7.50 am at Downs Park Road opposite the school



parkathon 2015

To clear up any confusion. parkathon 2015 is Sunday 21st June not 14th June :-)

All details here:



London parkathon EAST 15 June 2014

A little background:
For the last four years local parkrun events have come together at various places to self-organise what became known as ‘longest chains’; seven [usually] 5K parkruns in a single day [sanctioned by, but not organised by, parkrun UK] with time to travel between stages.

Mile End 2013

Mile End 2013 [stage 6 of 7] all the completers

Regrettably, parkrun UK have decided that they can no longer be involved in any way with such an endeavour going forward, but have given their blessing for individuals to continue what has proven to be a very enjoyable and social day between local parkruns.

I therefore invite any interested parties to join me for a day of seven 5K runs, Rebranded as London parkathon [EAST] on 15 June 2014.

All details [timings and map] and extra info can be found at this link.

Paul Lewis [runner]


cycling op

After such a successful marathon recruitment I thought I would see if any of you were keen to get involved in Prudential RideLondon on Sunday August 10th It is a super early start of 4.30am at the Olympic Park but you would be done by around 10.30am.

In return you will get

  • Volunteer kit – t-shirt, caps, PRL bag & waterbottle
  • Breakfast once the shift is finished
  • A donation to our parkrun
  • Guaranteed entry into the 2015 event
    [for groups with 15+ volunteers]

let me or another RD know asap


Local Training

As local Sports Makers, qualified Run England leaders and experienced marathon runners, Liz Worrell and Tony Lobo and myself are offering FREE Sunday morning training for anyone currently at the 5K in around 12 minutes per mile pace [or under] level that would like to train for longer distances.

We are particularly keen to encourage those that want to attempt their first Half or Full Marathons in 2014. We welcome runners from ANY club or running group or those that are unattached.

Every Sunday 9am [start running at 9.15]
From the View Tube, Stratford
[1 minute from Pudding Mill DLR]

For more information email
Paul Lewis Event Director Wanstead Flats

As an experienced endurance coach and long distance runner I am able to offer training advice and schedules.


Magic Mile is here!

If anyone was interested in trying to beat last year's time?
Here are the 2012 Magic Mile results:

Thomas Grimes 05:00
Mark Bolton 05:11
Patrick Brown 05:13
Venroy Pusey 05:39
Dan Spinks 05:51
Jon Robinson 05:55
Alun Evans 05:59
Jamie Zucker 06:04
James Perry 06:07
Taric Matticks 06:16
Troy Da Costa 06:27
Adam Shaikh 06:29
Lee Wollaston 06:31
Ramash Pala 06:42
Tony Lobo 06:47
Stuart Phillips 06:48
Rameez Shaikh 06:50
Lisa Mullen 06:52
Peter Mance 07:06
Katherine Harris 07:26
David Wyatt 07:31
Fiona Day 08:16
Tina Nieman Da Costa 08:41
Vivienne Eka 09:04

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