parkrun tours

Come and join us as we visit numerous parkruns around the country. Your parkrun barcode is valid at all parkruns. If you haven’t got a barcode yet, register for one. Check out the club Facebook page for information on car sharing to the events and share your photos from any other parkrun tours that you go on. Don’t forget your club kit! Thanks to Peter Darwen for co-ordinating the fixtures.

2022 Fixtures

Month Date parkrun Course Elevation League Race
February 12th Newtown Yes
March 12th Shrewsbury Yes
April 2nd Severn Valley Country Park Yes
May 7th Worcester Pitchcroft Yes
September 17th Gloucester City Yes
October 15th Berkeley Green Yes
November 12th Severn Bridge Yes

BPJ parkrun Challenges

Peter Darwen has set up challenges for members to try and spell out different phrases in a calendar year. Members completing the challenge can earn a bespoke medal.

2022 – Seven Severn

The 2022 challenge will be to complete seven of the parkruns that are within a mile of the river Severn: Newtown, Shrewsbury, Severn Valley Country Park, Worcester Pitchcroft, Gloucester City, Berkeley Green and Severn Bridge.


With parkruns only just resuming in July, it hasn’t left much time to complete a challenge, so we extended the 2020 challenge. Also, with Yeovil being permanently cancelled and the closest ‘Y’ was 3 hours away, the challenge was changed to the Northern sounding ‘M’FRIENDS’.

2020-2021 ‘M’FRIENDS’ challenge progress


The challenge was cut short when all parkruns were cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic in March. Only 1 member managed to complete and spell out ‘MYFRIENDS’, with the ‘Y’ being a tricky one; either York or Yeovil.

2020 ‘MYFRIENDS’ challenge progress


The first year of the challenge saw 46 members complete and spell out ‘BLACKPEARS’. The ‘R’ proved the trickiest for most; Ross-on-Wye was the closest, but was plagued with cancellations due to flooding and heavy rain. Members had to venture out to Rugby or Newport (Riverfront).

2019 ‘BLACKPEARS’ challenge progress

Black Pear parkrun Tourist Leaderboard

Below is the list of the most travelled parkrunners in the club (10 or more different events). Newly joined members and recently completed events may take a few weeks to show on this list. The data is fed from the Run Britain Rankings site, so register there and ensure your parkruns are showing if you think you should be on here. International parkruns are not shown currently.