(not)parkrun Details


*** Hello all you lovely people ***

Missing Winchester parkrun?

Not done a 5k walk/run/jog for a while?

Or maybe you've upped your training and want to show off your new times to your parkrun pals...

Whatever the reason the new (not)parkrun initiative could be just what you are looking for.

Log a 5k run, walk or jog through your parkrun profile page and see the weekly results on the Winchester parkrun web page - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/winchester/results/notparkrun/
[We've already got two plucky participants ;-)]
1. See the parkrun blog post here:


2. Find out how to log in to your profile page here:


3. Get the answer to any questions you have here:

- avoid our usual course at the usual time
- adhere to all the usual and current Coronavirus guidelines
- it's just a bit of fun

#loveparkrun #lovenotparkrun


The (not) parkrun Initiative


A quick note to let you know about the *(not)parkrun* initiative starting very soon.

** Just to be clear from the start: This is NOT the restart of parkrun **

If like some of the core team, your running/walking/jogging adventure has slowed (or stopped) since lockdown, then *(not)parkrun* could be the perfect encouragement to get you back out there.

In short, you will be able to log a time for a 5k walk/jog/run that you've done at anytime during the week.

Importantly, this should not be on our usual parkrun course and should incorporate all the current guidelines for physical activity.

It works a bit like the parkrun ‘Freedom run’ – an opportunity for you to self-declare the date and time of a walk, jog or run and at the same time represent Winchester parkrun.

You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table.

Full details are here: https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/06/10/notparkrun-is-here/

We'll be keeping you posted here as more details emerge. Do feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

The parkrun Core Team



Fancy a fun local cross country event for charity?

Kick start your good intentions for 2020 and consider the 33rd George Skeates Cross Country Charity Fun Event

When: Sunday 12 January 2020 - Starts ±10:00
Where: The Town Hall, Stockbridge, Hampshire


This event is all about having fun while raising funds for local charities; beneficiaries include Wessex Heartbeat, The INSPIRE Foundation and Horatio’s Garden.

Choose from:
- a tough but beautiful 8 mile countryside course comprising grassy, rutted and muddy tracks and sections of tarmac (expect tough & slippery going)
- or a flat 3 mile course of road & easy track

Adults - £15.00
Children - £6.00

Entry form attached or available from jebcrossman@gmail.com

2001010 33rd Geroge Skeates XC Entry Form


*** New Year’s Day parkrun is Go ***

Hello all you lovely parkrunners, walkers, joggers, buggies and doggies

Don’t forget to add New Year’s Day parkrun to your festive calendar.

That’s right! Winchester parkrun is at:

8.30am on New Year’s Day

We’ll also be needing volunteers and there is nothing quite like the magic of a parkrun to start 2020 as you mean to go on.

So come and share the parkrun love with us. We’re very excited!!!!!!!


Winchester parkrun #327 – 21st September 2019

Warm bright sunshine greeted the 457 parkrunners who attended Winchester parkrun today. The trees surrounding the playing fields are turning into a medley of autumnal colours. You can probably tell it is one of my favourite times of the year! It was my 100th parkrun today.


I set off in November 2014 not thinking I could ever finish 5k let alone anything further but I felt instantly heartened by parkrun being for all ages, shapes and sizes. parkrun (and running generally) has become a much treasured time to pause the rollercoaster of work and a young family. Even if I cannot stamp out my worries, a run will always bring some clarity and peace. Along the way I've made some great friends - I always look forward to running banter with Ianthe, Eleni and Christina who were with me today, Katy far away in the distance! 28 minutes flies by with friends.


So a big thank you to my husband who encouraged me to do that first parkrun nearly 5 years ago, and the volunteers without whom parkrun is not possible. The Clarendon Marathon is still on my bucket list but will have to wait while I get some more miles in my legs! Good luck to all those taking part and enjoy the stunning autumnal colours on 6th October.


457 parkrunners
First Male - Tim Smales
First Female - the unstoppable Katy Mardle
First Junior - Aidan Furby

Personal statistics - 99 parkruns at Winchester, 1 at Southampton on New Years Day as Winchester was under water!

3 people completed their 50th parkruns today - well done to Colin Scott, Julia Scott and Julian Hamblin.

2 juniors completed their 10th parkruns today - congratulations to Benjamin Batho and Alex Whittaker who marked the occasion with a new PB!

There were 58 were first timers and 64 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Geoffrey MEADS • Sarah Rachel DENNISON • David HOWELLS • Rob PORTER • Henry LAU • Ann STANHOPE • James SALTER • Joe HEMMANT • Rachel BATCHELOR • Lynn MCKEAGUE • John LA TROBE BATEMAN • Alexandra CHESSUM • Peter HAWKER • Julia BROOK • Carol PUSEY • Claire HOLLICK • James WHITE • Michael COLEMAN • John GRIFFIN • Ian PARKER • Jennifer LEISHMAN • Charlotte COULSON • Sally WESLEY • Michael S HOLLIS • Ethan WEBSTER • Jacob PRIDDLE • Alexander MANSFIELD • Kate OFFER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Winchester parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Carmen SANCHEZ TORIBIO who recorded a time of 17:20 on 16th May 2015 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Andy GREENLEAF who recorded a time of 15:22 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 321).
The Age Grade course record is held by Denise TOBIN who recorded 91.18% (23:38) on 20th April 2019 (event number 307).

Winchester parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,389 participants have completed 82,319 parkruns covering a total distance of 411,595 km, including 13,835 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,042 individuals have volunteered 6,914 times.

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