Wormwood Scrubs parkrun is cancelled on 2021-04-24 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Wormwood Scrubs run report – Feb 1st, 2020

A merry band of 100 runners braved the squelchy mud of the 449th Wormwood Scrubs Parkrun. The sludge (temporarily) claimed a couple of running shoes but well done to everyone for getting themselves around the course safely.

A very warm welcome to the 8 first time parkrunners (Adeline Han, Kamil Riedel, Amanda Douglas, Katherine Thompson, Sophie Thompson, James Flynn, Agustin Gonzalez and Michael Burke) and all those making their debut at Wormwood Scrubs. We hope to see you again soon.

Using parkrun’s age grading % (which indicates how a parkrunner has done relative to their age and gender), the top five are Gordon Low (75.74%), Gideon Reid (68.62%), T.C. Collins (66.29%), Melissa Migliaro (65.14%) and James Malcolm (63.73%).

A special mention to those with groovy times - Jimmy Perkins with 22:22, Sophie Martin with 47:00, Stephen Eddison with 33:55.

And a drum roll please for this weeks volunteers: Andrea Broughton, Fraser Brydson, Marion Brydson, Craig Gunn, Peter Jordan, Ben Le Rougetel, Thomas Lindsey, Nick Michael, Debbie Peters-Mill and Alexander Smotrov.

Lastly, anyone for bingo? The idea is to take the seconds time from your parkrun result (the minutes are irrelevant) and cross it out on a virtual bingo card of 00 to 59. For an example, with a finish time of “31:47” you would strike off 47. Have fun going for a full house.

Keeeep running!

Author: Hayley Siva


Squelch squerch! Run Report – January 25, 2020

As a (lapsed) regular to the Wormwood Scrubs parkrun course, winter conditions should not be a surprise, however, despite a week largely free of precipitation, the 5 km course can best be described with a quote from Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

“Uh-uh! Mud! Thick oozy mud. We can't go over it, We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!”

Regardless, 126 runners made it around the course. The conditions probably came as a shock to the 34 individuals who were first time parkrunners and tourists. Nevertheless, six people set personal bests this week! Well done to Allan TAYLOR, Jon WESTALL, Quirin LUEBKE, Jennifer SCOULAR, Nile WILLIAMS, and Lindsay ANDERSON.

First across the line was Matthew FULLER in a time of 19:00, the first women to finish was Catherine Louise SPURIN in 26:19. Best male age graded runner was Richard BROOK in 19:53 and best female age graded runner was Joy GIORGI in 26:45. A special mention has to go to Dan WATTS, tourist from Tooting Common Parkrun, who made it around the course in 31:28 pushing his daughter Nina in a buggy. That’s a challenge even when it’s dry, let alone in this mud.

Last, but not least, a big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Ben LE ROUGETEL • Charlie LE ROUGETEL • Craig GUNN • Fran LOU • Fraser BRYDSON • Hayley SIVA • Hugh LEVINSON • Lan-Lan SMITH • Marion BRYDSON • Nick MICHAEL • Peter JORDAN • Thomas LINDSAY. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering in the upcoming weeks, so if you fancy coming up, but not getting quite so muddy, here’s a good option.

Until next time, happy running!



Run Report – Jan 4th 2020

I am happy to have been given this opportunity to write the run report for Wormwood Scrubs event number 445 on 4th January. The first one at this location in a new decade!

I attended as a first time tourist and I was struck by the friendliness and low key nature of the event. The location was easy to find and has free parking, changing facilities and toilets. It was a mild, dry morning but the going was soft underfoot - much softer than I have experienced at a parkrun for some time. Given that a few of the regulars were running in football boots etc I think it’s safe to say that it is probably usually that way. We shared the space on this day with the Middlesex Cross-Country championships that were taking place here too.

There were a team of 11 volunteers without whom the event could not have happened and everyone was thankful for their work. Thanks go out to Ben Le Rougetel, Robert Ferguson, Frankie Lynch, Martin Black, Colm O’Sullivan, Nich Michael, Craig Gunn, Kirsten Kitchen, Charlotte Hatfield, Marion and Fraser Brydson. Please consider volunteering yourself from time to time.

From a field of 143, first woman home was Lucy Taylor in 25:09. First male was Thomas Adamo in 20:11. Congratulations go out to David Beech of Steel City Striders who completed his 250th parkrun on this occasion. New PBs were obtained by Dominic Wallace, Josh Hallam and Francesca Warren.

All in all a great start to the twenties and everyone had a muddy but happy time!

John Wilkinson A3424048


Wormwood Scrubs run report – Sep 28th

Thanks to Nick Davies from Gunnersbury PR for the report

Despite the threat of rain and with conditions somewhat slippery and muddy underfoot, another Saturday in west London meant a crowd of 135 descending on Wormwood Scrubs for their latest parkrun adventure to run, walk or jog 5km with visitors from Maidstone, Portsmouth Lakeside, Crane Park and Bushy Park adding to locals and first timers. Well done to everyone for completing another parkrun.
There are no winners at parkrun but there are first finishers - sadly we can't congratulate the first over the finishing line as they didn't bring their barcode to scan, one of 13 people to show up as "unknown" this week... #DFYB everyone! Congratulations to Gordon LOW and Emily DUDGEON as the first male and female with barcodes across the line!
13 was also the number for amount of shiny new PB's set today, impressive given the conditions underfoot were by no means perfect. Congratulations to all but special mention to Rizwan RAUF for getting back to back personal bests after 307 parkruns, 294 of which have been here at Wormwood... giving hope to us all that PB's can still come after all those runs! Rizwan's latest PB means that more than nine and half minutes have been taken off his first ever run time, a truly brilliant effort! Well done too, to David WANG with his 3rd PB in his last 4 parkruns, to Wormwood regular Megan ADAMS for breaking the 24 minute barrier and Carl SLOAN who has shaved 6 minutes off his first parkrun time in only 4 visits. Statistical result of the day goes to first time visitor Jon BIRCH who achieved the aesthetically pleasing time of 28.09 on the 28th of September.
Congratulations are due to Russell KELLEWAY on achieving the 100 parkrun milestone (79 of them here at Wormwood Scrubs) as well as Gill TAMPLIN and Megan SIVA for joining the 50 parkrun club. We look forward to seeing you all in your new milestone shirts soon! The most important milestone however is the completion of your first parkrun and today we had 6 people doing just that; well done to Louis WILLIAM, Ludovic MANLEY, Elaine MULLAN, Sophie SMITH, Jack WRIGHT and Jun ZHANG - we hope you enjoyed your first parkrun, see you again next Saturday?
Thanks as ever to the wonderful volunteers - it is probably said (rightly) in every run briefing by every Run Director each and every week but without volunteers parkrun simply wouldn't happen. There are gaps in the roster for the upcoming weeks, why not try your hand and help out? Click the link above this report marked "volunteer" and then "getting involved" to learn about the different types of volunteer roles, or ask the team at the next parkrun you do... or if you spot one you fancy, simply check under "future roster" to see when it is next needed and email the team. There are even several options that also allow you to run, walk or jog so you wouldn't have to miss out on doing a parkrun if you help with the set up, tidying up afterwards, tail walking or even typing a run report...

This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Nick MICHAEL • Nick DAVIES • Ben LE ROUGETEL • Marion BRYDSON • Fraser BRYDSON • Paul WOODGATE • Peter JORDAN • Amy INGRAM • Craig GUNN • James AKER • Tsz Yu MA

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


Problems with results for today’s parkrun (Sep 21st)


Sorry to say there were some major issues with some of the results for today's run. Those affected would have come in between places 70-100.

If you timed your own run and have a record of it, please email wormwoodscrubs@parkrun.com with your time and parkrun ID.

I will do my best to amend times/places, but sadly I cannot make any guarantees.

Apologies once more