Free Marathon Workshop after parkrun on 7th December

Here's a treat for any marathon runners, or potential marathon runners: Paul Oppe of Thames Valley Harriers will be giving a free Marathon Workshop at the TVH clubhouse after the Scrubs  parkrun on 7th December. Thoroughly recommended - you'll get lots of sound advice from someone who really knows what he's talking about. There's more information at


Look out for the Queen’s Park Queens!


Look out for these Queen's Park Queens at the Scrubs parkrun tomorrow morning (Saturday 16th November) and give them a cheer. They are joining us as part of a weekend of sponsored running around half a dozen local parks to raise money for Children in Need. Some might be wearing tutus - their slogan is "nothing is tutu far!"


Get-Together for Volunteers and potential Run Directors: Tuesday 26th March 2013

For those of you interested in learning more about volunteering, or maybe becoming a run director, our Event Director Anita and Run Director Debbie from Hammersmith and Fulham Council have organised an evening 'Get Together' to train you how to carry out these roles at the Scrubs parkruns.  The session will take place on Tuesday 26th March, from 6pm to 8pm, at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham offices, 77 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0LJ.  It should be pretty straight-forward and fun, and there will be food!!!  If you want to take part, or have any questions about the event, please email Anita :


Wormwood Scrubs First Birthday!! 09/02/2012 & Run report for 2nd June

 The theme for the day is JUBILEE, so let's see your finest Royal/British colours and fancy dress! (there will be a prize for the best dressed ;))

We will also be running the course in REVERSE to mark the occasion. It will be interesting so see if this gives people an advantage an we get a flurry of PBs!

After the run, and continuing with the theme, we will have a TEA PARTY. Please bring down some brunch snacks and refreshments so help us toast the celebrations!

Then the moment we've all been waiting for; the AWARDS CEREMONY! With prizes covering a range of categories, the greatest achievements at the Scrubs this year will rewarded. Having looked through the nominations, many of the awards are still up for contention, so there's still a lot to play for! 

This promises to be an unmissable event, and as always, everyone is welcome :)!

Looking forward to it already,

The WSparkrun Team x


Run Report -  Wormwood Scrubs parkrun number 51
2nd June 2012

This morning was cool and drizzly on the Scrubs, a stark contrast to last week's heatwave.  A good turnout of 42 runners took part, including 6 first-timers, and 11 people achieved new PBs.

Before the start, our Bradley Cahoon was presented with his parkrun 50 shirt, to loud applause.  Brad has run here 18 times, with 6 of those runs being PBs, and volunteers regularly, a leading light on the Scrubs.

First home today in his usual apparently effortless style was Sean Renfer, with a new PB of 16:31.  That's 14 runs, 14 wins for Sean.  Nearest to him was James Rouse in second, two minutes later, then Hugh Mason in third, three minutes later.  Alex Pellew was fourth, just three seconds outside his PB with 19:38.  Fifth overall and first female was Claire McMahon in 19:51 - that's a perfect 12 runs at the Scrubs, 12 wins for Claire.  First-timer Kosana Weir (JW14) was second female in 24:36, and Matilda Ferrand was third, just six seconds behind Kosana.

Good performances worth a mention from further down the field: Kiyan Nobary, Janice Moore, Sam Britton, Avedis Kabrielian and Rizwan Rauf all took big chunks out of their PBs.  Riz has crept up to third place in the Male Points table after 28 runs at the Scrubs now.  James Malcolm is uncatchable at the top and is king of the male points table, even though he'll be away next week, so well done James.

So, all eyes turn to the anniversary next week! - as you can see from the message above it should be great fun.  I'm looking forward to running the course backwards (if that makes sense!) - will it be easier or tougher?  It will be weird looking forward to the slopes we usually dread, and dreading the slopes we usually enjoy.  Remember to dress in Jubilee style and bring some goodies for the party!

See you on Saturday. Meanwhile, please join us for some chatter on facebook (just search for wormwood scrubs parkrun).  The facebook page is taking off recently: on May 25th it reached the landmark of 100 "likes," and now just a week later there are 128. Maybe it's reached tipping point!


Tim Barlow



Sport Makers workshop at the Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Centre on 28th January, 10am (just after WS parkrun!)

 Click here to sign up and book on

Whether you are interested in helping at a local sports club or getting more of your friends and family involved in sport book on to a FREE Workshop and be part of the legacy!
Simply search for the workshop at Linford Christie Stadium and book on!
28th January, 10am (just after WS parkrun!)
Why should I come along to a Sport Makers Workshop?
   Get ideas to create your own event
   Find out where you can volunteer
   Meet local organisations and governing bodies
   Meet local Olympic hopefuls and hear inspiring stories
   Adidas T-shirt and bag for all attendees
Benefits to becoming a Sport Maker?
   Boost your skills and CV
   Gain valuable experience in the sports industry (event & sportsmanagement, sports development, community work etc)
   Be a valuable member of an Olympic and Paralympic inspired programme
   Meet new people and make new friends
   Log 10 hours towards the programme and be in with the chance of winning Olympic Tickets!
For further information and support please contact Stefan Harper-Pryce on

Sports Makers Launch at WS parkrun – 15/10/11

Sport Makers is part of the Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.


The Sport Makers programme, funded by the National Lottery, will recruit tens of thousands of new sports volunteers aged 16 years and over to organise and lead community sporting activities across the country (such as parkrun events).


The messages behind both Sport Makers and parkrun are about local residents increasing provision for sport and physical activity in their community. The event aims to highlight the good work that is already happening, and the opportunities for others to emulate that success in future with the Sport Makers programme.

Pro-Active West London are happy to be running their sub-regional launch event at the parkrun at Wormwood Scrubs in Shepherds Bush
Feel free to come and join us this Saturday if you want to hear more about Sport Makers or just to run your regular parkrun event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The WS parkrun Team!


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