3 Apr

10 For 10 parkrun Challenge

Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Pollok parkrun

Parkrun in Scotland will celebrate its 10th birthday later this year and to mark the occasion the team at the original Scottish event at Pollok Park have created a 10 for 10 challenge. The challenge is to be involved at 10 different Scottish parkruns as a runner, jogger, walker or volunteer before 1 December 2018.

There are three levels for the 10 for 10:

  • Gold - participation at 10 different parkruns in 10 consecutive weeks;
  • Silver - participation at 10 different parkruns within a 15 week period;
  • Bronze : participation at 10 different parkruns.

        All to be completed by 1 December, 2018.

parkrunners taking part in the challenge are invited to join the parkrun 10 for 10 Facebook group and post photos on Facebook when you start and as you go along especially the 10th challenge.

There are modifications to the basic 10 for 10 rules for areas in Scotland where there is a sparser coverage of events.

You can check out details of 10 for 10 at the Pollok parkrun Facebook page.

Pollok parkrun staged its first event on 6 December 2008 when seven volunteers led by Richard Leyton timed 44 participants.

There are currently 35 parkruns (plus junior events) across Scotland from Shetland to Dumfries with 6,000 runners every Saturday.

Our image shows Paul Sinton-Hewitt at an early parkrun (image courtesy iangoudie.com)