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400th Parkrun at Highbury Fields!

Highbury Fields 400th Parkrun

VI Supported – Highbury Fields 400th Parkrun!

This Saturday the Parkrun at Highbury Fields is celebrating its 400th run

Why not Join in?

Date: Saturday 25 May  Time: 9.00 am

Venue: Highbury Fields, Islington, London – click this link for Course page info

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Did you know that Highbury fields  Parkrun Support Vision Impaired Participants

You just need let the Parkrun organiser Know, that you are Vision Impaired and if you need a guide running support and if you do go along,  Please do let us know,  @MetroVISports  or Email:  info@metroblind sport.org so we can shout out and Re-tweet about it as well!

 

Weekly Highbury Fields Parkrun Event details

A Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Highbury Fields parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00 am.

Where is it?

It’s run in Highbury Fields, Islington, London. See Course page for more details.

Location of start

We start at the bottom of Highbury Place (N5 1QP) by the Leisure Centre

Getting there by public transport

By Train: Highbury Fields is a 2-minute walk from Highbury & Islington rail station (Victoria Line, London Overground, national rail services) By Bus: use services 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277 & 393; bus 236 is a four-minute walk from Highbury Grove

Getting there on foot

Highbury Fields is next to Highbury Corner and Highbury & Islington station. It is at the top of Upper St, at the bottom of Holloway Rd, and at the end of St Paul’s Road. The park has bike parking near to Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre; also there is bike parking outside Highbury & Islington station

Getting there by road

You are not encouraged to drive to this parkrun. You cannot park at Highbury Fields, and there are very good public transport links.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at The White Swan at Highbury Corner – please come and join us.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Highbury Fields Parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email highburyfieldshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

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£3 million Funding in Parkrun!

£3 million Funding in Parkrun

Sport England’s partnership with Parkrun worth £3M

The collaboration with Sport England aims to create 200 new events and boost participants from under-represented groups

original Post by sportengland.org

A £3 million investment in parkrun will see the free 5km runs focus on helping more women and people from lower socio-economic groups to get active.

We’ll collaborate with parkrun for three years to support the creation of 200 new events across England.

The National Lottery money will help to build on the phenomenal growth parkrun has seen in the 14 years since its creation.

With events taking place in 584 locations around the UK each weekend, parkrun has seen more than 1.8 million people take part to date and our aim is to extend that network.

197.2average number of participants per parkrun

Our investment will focus on the key areas of increasing the number of women and girls who take part, as well as increasing participation from lower socio-economic groups – two major targets in our strategy Towards an Active Nation.

“This important partnership with parkrun is part of our ongoing strategy to help grow new and innovative sporting ideas and broaden their reach into the demographics in society who are least likely to be active,” said our chief executive, Tim Hollingsworth.

“The funding – which is only possible thanks to National Lottery players – will enable parkrun to reach females and people on a low income, who are less likely to be active than the general population.

“We know from our research that cost and a lack of local opportunities are real barriers in stopping people being more active, and what parkrun does brilliantly is offer free, community-based events for all abilities.

“We’re looking forward to working with parkrun to help even more people get and stay active.”

parkrun began in October 2004, with a timed 5km run in Bushy Park, south west London.

13.4average number of parkruns participated in, per runner

Since then the free, timed, 5km runs have spread across the country and this investment will enable the modernisation of parkrun’s digital platform for registration, results and event information, in order to allow it to continue to grow indefinitely.

“This is an endorsement of the strides we have taken to create a model that empowers communities to implement a permanent mixed gender, multi-generational health intervention that appeals to a broad cross-section of society, particularly those for whom physical activity and volunteering is not the norm,” said the organisation’s chief executive, Nick Pearson.

“Our growth over the past 14 years has been organic and to a large degree dictated by community demand, not need.

“If we are to realise our target of increasing the number of parkrun events by one third in socially deprived areas in England over the next three years, we require a level of investment that will allow us to be proactive rather than organic in our approach.

“We are now in a position to build on our message and encourage more people to walk, jog, run and volunteer at our events by growing into new areas and engaging new audiences.”

ParkRun – Saturday 2 Dec 2017

London Parkrun List
Venue:
Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Time:
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
Phone:
Date:
02nd December 2017
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Quick link to the London Parkrun List               Quick Link to all Parkruns in the UK 

Parkrun is the UK’s most successful provider of free physical activity, and has more than one million registered participants. There are 360 5k events across the UK and more than 70 junior parkrun events (2k for 4-14 year olds). Every week we welcome about 75,000 people and 8,000 volunteers to our events.

We have many VI participants, as runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers. However, we are keen to encourage more VI people and their families to take part.take place in the same location at the same time each week. This enables people to develop familiarity with the course and also the other participants (who generally attend most weeks)

To take part all you need to do is register on www.parkrun.org.uk and head down to your local event.    If you would feel more comfortable contacting someone beforehand, and perhaps arranging for someone to act as a guide or helping hand.

Quick link to the London Parkrun List

please email the Event Director whose contact details are on the individual event’s website.

We believe that the events are accessible for those that are VI because they: 

  • have a strong sense of community spirit and mutual support and encouragement
  • are not races, and hence non-intimidating 
  • allow dogs (including guide dogs) 
  • do not require special equipment


We also have a large number of parkrunners who are trained and willing to be running guides.We are incredibly keen to welcome the VI community to parkrun.

London ParkRun List

  1.    Ally Pally
  2.    Barking
  3.    Beckton
  4.    Bedfont Lakes
  5.    Bexley
  6.    Brockwell
  7.    Bromley
  8.    Burgess
  9.    Bushy Park
  10.    CranePark
  11.    Crystal Palace
  12.    Dulwich
  13.    Finsbury Park
  14.    Fulham Palace
  15.    Gladstone
  16.    Greenwich
  17.    Grovelands
  18.    Gunnersbury
  19.    Gunpowder
  20.    Hackney Marshes
  21.    Hampstead Heath
  22.    Harrow
  23.    Harrow Lodge
  24.    Highbury Fields
  25.    Hilly Fields
  26.    Kingston
  27.    Lloyd
  28.    Mile End
  29.    Nonsuch
  30.    Northala Fields
  31.    Oak Hill
  32.    Old Deer Park
  33.    Orpington
  34.    Osterley
  35.    Peckham Rye
  36.    Pymmes
  37.    Raphael
  38.    Richmond Park
  39.    Riddlesdown
  40.    Roundshaw Downs
  41.    South Oxhey
  42.    Southwark
  43.    Valentines
  44.    Walthamstow
  45.    Wanstead Flats
  46.    Wimbledon Common
  47.    Wormwood Scrubs

If you find the London Parkrun List useful,  please feel free to share below.

 

ParkRun – Saturday 4 Nov 2017

London Parkrun List
Venue:
Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Time:
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
Phone:
Date:
04th November 2017
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Quick link to the London Parkrun List               Quick Link to all Parkruns in the UK 

Parkrun is the UK’s most successful provider of free physical activity, and has more than one million registered participants. There are 360 5k events across the UK and more than 70 junior parkrun events (2k for 4-14 year olds). Every week we welcome about 75,000 people and 8,000 volunteers to our events.

We have many VI participants, as runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers. However, we are keen to encourage more VI people and their families to take part.take place in the same location at the same time each week. This enables people to develop familiarity with the course and also the other participants (who generally attend most weeks) 

To take part all you need to do is register on www.parkrun.org.uk and head down to your local event.    If you would feel more comfortable contacting someone beforehand, and perhaps arranging for someone to act as a guide or helping hand.

Quick link to the London Parkrun List

please email the Event Director whose contact details are on the individual event’s website.

We believe that the events are accessible for those that are VI because they: 

  • have a strong sense of community spirit and mutual support and encouragement
  • are not races, and hence non-intimidating 
  • allow dogs (including guide dogs) 
  • do not require special equipment


We also have a large number of parkrunners who are trained and willing to be running guides.We are incredibly keen to welcome the VI community to parkrun.

London ParkRun List

  1.    Ally Pally
  2.    Barking
  3.    Beckton
  4.    Bedfont Lakes
  5.    Bexley
  6.    Brockwell
  7.    Bromley
  8.    Burgess
  9.    Bushy Park
  10.    CranePark
  11.    Crystal Palace
  12.    Dulwich
  13.    Finsbury Park
  14.    Fulham Palace
  15.    Gladstone
  16.    Greenwich
  17.    Grovelands
  18.    Gunnersbury
  19.    Gunpowder
  20.    Hackney Marshes
  21.    Hampstead Heath
  22.    Harrow
  23.    Harrow Lodge
  24.    Highbury Fields
  25.    Hilly Fields
  26.    Kingston
  27.    Lloyd
  28.    Mile End
  29.    Nonsuch
  30.    Northala Fields
  31.    Oak Hill
  32.    Old Deer Park
  33.    Orpington
  34.    Osterley
  35.    Peckham Rye
  36.    Pymmes
  37.    Raphael
  38.    Richmond Park
  39.    Riddlesdown
  40.    Roundshaw Downs
  41.    South Oxhey
  42.    Southwark
  43.    Valentines
  44.    Walthamstow
  45.    Wanstead Flats
  46.    Wimbledon Common
  47.    Wormwood Scrubs

If you find the London Parkrun List useful,  please feel free to share below.

 

ParkRun – Saturday 7 Oct 2017

London Parkrun List
Venue:
Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Time:
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
Phone:
Date:
07th October 2017
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Quick link to the London Parkrun List               Quick Link to all Parkruns in the UK 

Parkrun is the UK’s most successful provider of free physical activity, and has more than one million registered participants. There are 360 5k events across the UK and more than 70 junior parkrun events (2k for 4-14 year olds). Every week we welcome about 75,000 people and 8,000 volunteers to our events.

We have many VI participants, as runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers. However, we are keen to encourage more VI people and their families to take part.take place in the same location at the same time each week. This enables people to develop familiarity with the course and also the other participants (who generally attend most weeks) 

To take part all you need to do is register on www.parkrun.org.uk and head down to your local event.    If you would feel more comfortable contacting someone beforehand, and perhaps arranging for someone to act as a guide or helping hand.

Quick link to the London Parkrun List

please email the Event Director whose contact details are on the individual event’s website.

We believe that the events are accessible for those that are VI because they: 

  • have a strong sense of community spirit and mutual support and encouragement
  • are not races, and hence non-intimidating 
  • allow dogs (including guide dogs) 
  • do not require special equipment


We also have a large number of parkrunners who are trained and willing to be running guides.We are incredibly keen to welcome the VI community to parkrun.

London ParkRun List

  1.    Ally Pally
  2.    Barking
  3.    Beckton
  4.    Bedfont Lakes
  5.    Bexley
  6.    Brockwell
  7.    Bromley
  8.    Burgess
  9.    Bushy Park
  10.    CranePark
  11.    Crystal Palace
  12.    Dulwich
  13.    Finsbury Park
  14.    Fulham Palace
  15.    Gladstone
  16.    Greenwich
  17.    Grovelands
  18.    Gunnersbury
  19.    Gunpowder
  20.    Hackney Marshes
  21.    Hampstead Heath
  22.    Harrow
  23.    Harrow Lodge
  24.    Highbury Fields
  25.    Hilly Fields
  26.    Kingston
  27.    Lloyd
  28.    Mile End
  29.    Nonsuch
  30.    Northala Fields
  31.    Oak Hill
  32.    Old Deer Park
  33.    Orpington
  34.    Osterley
  35.    Peckham Rye
  36.    Pymmes
  37.    Raphael
  38.    Richmond Park
  39.    Riddlesdown
  40.    Roundshaw Downs
  41.    South Oxhey
  42.    Southwark
  43.    Valentines
  44.    Walthamstow
  45.    Wanstead Flats
  46.    Wimbledon Common
  47.    Wormwood Scrubs

If you find the London Parkrun List useful,  please feel free to share below.