Saturday, 28 May 2011

Wormwood Scrubs (Weekly) 4 mile fun run

A 4 mile fun run will be taking place every Saturday from just outside the Linford Christie athletics stadium from Satuday June 11th.

As an initiative from our Council to promote local health and fitness this is surely an excellent move - the cost must be minimal, the scenery beautiful and the results for local people who take up the sport potentially life enhancing or even saving.

So full credit to H&F for this, and lets hope we see more.

The race starts at 9am and will then take place every Saturday at the same time meeting near the Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Centre car park.

Speaking to the H&F Conservatives blog Cllr Greg Smith, Cabinet Member for Residents Services, says this:
“Wormwood Scrubs is the largest park in the borough and this run will help people to keep fit while enjoying a beautiful open space.”
For more information visit I can vouch for the scenery - I trained here when I was getting ready for the Brighton Marathon last year, it's built for running.


  1. A great initiative, I love running on the Scrubs and thoroughly recommend others to have a go at this.

    Hopefully this is a precursor to a pre-Olympics 10km run around the whole borough which I've been lobbying the council about for several years. We'll see...

  2. A quick comment to say that these runs are called parkruns. They are 5k (3 miles) long and take place every Saturday at 9m.

    it would be good if someone could modify the article and put the right distance.

    See you there!