|What is Parkrun
Once upon a time way back in 2004 a group of 13 runners got together to run a timed 5km around Bushy Park, Teddington and it was known as the Bushy Park Time Trial and all were welcome to come along and participate. It became very popular and in 2007 another time trial was opened on Wimbledon Common and this was known as the Wimbledon Common Time Trial!
These runs gained more popularity and in 2008 the name was changed to Parkrun and the organisation was born, more parks started their own run and this continues so now there are over 200 events in the UK with more opening every week and nearly 40,000 people participate in either running or volunteering.
Parkrun is run by volunteers, some are runners, some aren’t and there is a great sense of community at the parkruns, all are welcome regardless of age or ability.
Here at Bushfield Joggers we support the local parkrun at Peterborough, we can regularly be found at around 9am near the Visitors Centre at Ferry Meadows in our Blue vests/T-shirts ready to run, volunteer or simply cheer.
Park run is free to enter, all you need to do is register by the Friday before the day you wish to run, print your barcode and bring it to the Parkrun on Saturday.
When you finish, you are handed a finish token which you take to the nice person scanning them along with your personal barcode. With some electronic trickery usually by lunchtime you receive a text or email with your time and placing in the event.
Click here for more information or to register for Parkrun