News

February 2018

Course rankings stimulate much discussion amongst the parkrun community

Run Leaders

After some busy editing we have sourced and formatted the bigger listing of 472 UK parkruns.There has been great feedback from runners regarding the complexity of this ranking data along with accuracy.

Below is the ranking we have done of UK parkruns (fastest first) using runbritainrankings.com data. 

The “score” is the average “Standard Scratch Score” (SSS) that is used in runbritainrankings.com for the handicap system to rate the relative difficulty of each instance of a parkrun and/or race. 

We haven't yet been able to rank the newest parkruns due to lack of data so others may come along to claim the fastest or slowest course. We hear, for instance, that the new parkrun at Whinlatter is proving to be very challenging.

As well as suggesting a course is fast or slow it could also suggest it might be short of 5K or long. 

Position

  Venue

 

Average

SSS

 

1

Worcester Pitchcroft 

0.23

 

2

Swansea Bay 

1.01

 

3

Stratford-upon-Avon 

1.09

 

4

Worthing

1.16

 

5

Llanelli Coast

1.20

 

6

Dulwich

1.28

 

7

Long Eaton

1.29

 

8

Longford Park

1.32

 

9

Glasgow Victoria Park

1.35

 

10

Southport

1.41

 

11

Torbay Velopark

1.43

 

12

Poole

1.44

 

13

Catterick

1.46

 

14

Cassiobury

1.47

 

15

Birkenhead

1.48

 

16

Northala Fields

1.48

 

17

Hackney Marshes

1.48

 

18

Cardiff Blackweir  Park

1.49

 

19

Manchester Platts Field 

1.49

 

20

Rother Valley Country Park

1.50

 

21

York

1.51

 

22

Shoeburyness

1.51

 

23

Bromley

1.51

 

24

Middlesbrough Albert Park

1.51

 

25

Hull

1.52

 

26

Norwich Eaton Park 

1.52

 

27

Cannon Hill Park 

1.52

 

28

Little Stoke Park  

1.54

 

29

King's Lynn

1.54

 

30

London Bishop's Park 

1.54

 

31

Hove Promenade

1.57

 

32

Bushy Park 

1.57

 

33

Peterborough

1.58

 

34

Wolverhampton West Park

1.58

 

35

Walsall

1.59

 

36

Sheffield Endcliffe Park

1.61

 

37

Scunthorpe Central Park

1.63

 

38

Southampton

1.64

 

39

Northampton

1.65

 

40

Burnham-on-Sea

1.65

 

41

Hastings

1.66

 

42

Riverside

1.66

 

43

Parc Bryn Bach 

1.66

 

44

Blandford

1.67

 

45

London Southwark Park 

1.67

 

46

Linwood

1.68

 

47

Shrewsbury Quarry Park

1.69

 

48

Chelmsford

1.69

 

49

St Andrews

1.69

 

50

Leicester

1.71

 

51

Telford Town Park

1.71

 

52

Burgess Park

1.71

 

53

Congleton

1.72

 

54

Darlington

1.72

 

55

Kesgrave

1.72

 

56

Riverfront

1.72

 

57

Brighton Hove Park

1.73

 

58

Penallta

1.74

 

59

Solihull

1.76

 

60

Taunton

1.76

 

61

St Albans

1.77

 

62

Rushcliffe Country Park

1.77

 

63

Tooting Common

1.77

 

64

Lytham Hall

1.77

 

65

Arrow Valley

1.79

 

66

Cookstown

1.79

 

67

Market Harborough

1.80

 

68

Conkers Park

1.80

 

69

Nonsuch Park

1.80

 

70

Edinburgh Silverknowes

1.81

 

71

Brighton Preston Park

1.81

 

72

Gunnersbury Park

1.81

 

73

Woodley

1.81

 

74

Huddersfield

1.81

 

75

Eastbourne

1.82

 

76

Kingsway

1.83

 

77

Perth

1.83

 

78

Lincoln

1.85

 

79

Manchester Heaton Park

1.85

 

80

Ellenbrook Fields

1.86

 

81

Newcastle

1.86

 

82

Castle Park

1.86

 

83

Mile End

1.86

 

84

Oak Hill Park

1.87

 

85

Worcester

1.87

 

86

Cannock Chase

1.87

 

87

Portsmouth Lakeside

1.87

 

88

Ashford

1.88

 

89

Aylesbury

1.88

 

90

Tonbridge

1.88

 

91

Pontypridd

1.88

 

92

Maidstone

1.88

 

93

Cambridge

1.90

 

94

Buckingham

1.90

 

95

Leeds Hyde Park

1.90

 

96

Porthcawl

1.90

 

97

Exeter River Valley Park

1.91

 

98

Raphael

1.91

 

99

Bedford

1.92

 

100

Lowestoft

1.92

 

101

Brockwell Park

1.93

 

102

Hartlepool

1.93

 

103

Fountains Abbey

1.93

 

104

Rutland Water

1.94

 

105

Coventry

1.94

 

106

Weymouth

1.95

 

107

Highbury Fields

1.96

 

108

Great Yarmouth

1.96

 

109

Dalby Forest

1.97

 

110

Didcot

1.98

 

111

Aberdeen Beach Esplanade

1.98

 

112

Conwy

1.99

 

113

Slough Black Park

1.99

 

114

Trowbridge

1.99

 

115

Kettering

1.99

 

116

Rushmoor

2.00

 

117

Pegwell Bay Country Park

2.00

 

118

Lydney

2.00

 

119

Leicester Victoria

2.01

 

120

Folkestone

2.02

 

121

Kingsbury Water Park

2.02

 

122

Woking

2.02

 

123

Crane Park

2.03

 

124

Bideford

2.04

 

125

Widnes

2.04

 

126

Poolsbrook

2.04

 

127

Wycombe Rye

2.05

 

128

Beeston

2.05

 

129

Redbridge

2.05

 

130

Croxteth Hall

2.06

 

131

Pontypool

2.06

 

132

Chipping Sodbury

2.06

 

133

Strathclyde

2.06

 

134

Rickmansworth

2.07

 

135

Horsham

2.07

 

136

Aberystwyth

2.08

 

137

Beckenham Place

2.08

 

138

Grangemoor

2.08

 

139

Milton Keynes

2.09

 

140

Norwich Catton Park

2.10

 

141

Ellon

2.11

 

142

Belfast Victoria  Park

2.12

 

143

Frimley

2.12

 

144

Ormskirk

2.12

 

145

Preston

2.12

 

146

Lee-on-the-Solent

2.12

 

147

Kingston

2.12

 

148

Stevenage

2.13

 

149

Rugby

2.13

 

150

Bangor

2.14

 

151

Belfast Waterworks

2.14

 

152

Newbury

2.14

 

153

Cleethorpes

2.14

 

154

Cheltenham

2.15

 

155

Mansfield

2.15

 

156

Shepton Mallet

2.15

 

157

Roding Valley

2.15

 

158

Swindon

2.15

 

159

Cooper Park

2.16

 

160

Liverpool Princes Park

2.16

 

161

Goole

2.16

 

162

Gateshead

2.16

 

163

Belfast Ormeau Park

2.17

 

164

Harrow

2.17

 

165

Bournemouth

2.17

 

166

Clumber Park

2.17

 

167

Kirkcaldy

2.17

 

168

Druridge Bay Country Park

2.18

 

169

Workington

2.18

 

170

Bramhall

2.18

 

171

Gunpowder  Park

2.19

 

172

Newport

2.19

 

173

Colchester Castle Park

2.19

 

174

Warrington

2.20

 

175

Peckham Rye

2.21

 

176

Pontefract

2.21

 

177

Redcar

2.21

 

178

Daventry Country Park

2.21

 

179

Reading

2.21

 

180

Portobello

2.22

 

181

Oxford

2.22

 

182

Richmond Park

2.22

 

183

Salisbury

2.22

 

184

Thetford Abbey Meadows

2.22

 

185

Burnley

2.23

 

186

Blackpool

2.23

 

187

Southsea

2.23

 

188

Winchester

2.24

 

189

Leamington

2.24

 

190

Darley Abbey Park

2.24

 

191

Sunderland

2.25

 

192

Wanstead Flats Park

2.25

 

193

Gorslas

2.26

 

194

Springburn

2.26

 

195

Whiteley

2.27

 

196

Heartwood Forest

2.27

 

197

Cwmbran

2.27

 

198

Glasgow Pollok Park

2.27

 

199

Finsbury Park

2.27

 

200

Worsley Woods

2.28

 

201

Great Cornard

2.28

 

202

Falkirk

2.28

 

203

Sittingbourne

2.28

 

204

Banstead

2.29

 

205

Antrim

2.30

 

206

Great Lines Heritage Park

2.30

 

207

Abingdon

2.30

 

208

Enfield

2.31

 

209

Holkham

2.31

 

210

Wakefield Thornes

2.31

 

211

Minehead

2.32

 

212

Castlewellan

2.32

 

213

Melton Country Park

2.33

 

214

Greenock

2.34

 

215

Basildon

2.34

 

216

Aviemore

2.34

 

217

Luton Wardown

2.34

 

218

Edmonton

2.35

 

219

Hatfield Forest

2.35

 

220

Maldon Promenade Park

2.35

 

221

Barnstaple

2.36

 

222

Hinchingbrooke Country Park

2.36

 

223

Stoke-on-Trent

2.36

 

224

Moors Valley

2.36

 

225

Tamar Lakes

2.36

 

226

Harwich

2.37

 

227

Glossop

2.38

 

228

Harrogate

2.38

 

229

Chester

2.39

 

230

Basingstoke

2.39

 

231

Crawley

2.40

 

232

Bury St Edmunds

2.41

 

233

Barrow-in-Furness

2.41

 

234

Haigh Woodland

2.41

 

235

Belfast Queen's

2.42

 

236

Blickling

2.42

 

237

Maidenhead

2.43

 

238

Sedgefield

2.43

 

239

Mersea Island

2.44

 

240

Leeds Cross Flatts Park

2.44

 

241

Wimbledon Common

2.44

 

242

Gladstone Park

2.44

 

243

Montrose

2.44

 

244

Seaton

2.44

 

245

Durham

2.45

 

246

Ballymena

2.45

 

247

Sheffield Hillsborough Park

2.45

 

248

Oldham

2.46

 

249

Panshanger

2.46

 

250

Beckton

2.46

 

251

Brockenhurst

2.47

 

252

Sewerby

2.47

 

253

Perry Hall

2.47

 

254

Livingston

2.47

 

255

Dudley

2.47

 

256

Colwick

2.47

 

257

March

2.47

 

258

Nottingham

2.47

 

259

Barking

2.48

 

260

Canons Park

2.48

 

261

Bognor Regis

2.48

 

262

Sherwood Pines

2.48

 

263

Craigavon

2.49

 

264

Skipton

2.49

 

265

Prudhoe Riverside

2.49

 

266

Inverness

2.49

 

267

Halifax

2.49

 

268

Limavady

2.50

 

269

Bicester

2.50

 

270

Guildford

2.50

 

271

Brandon

2.50

 

272

Bedfont

2.50

 

273

Penrith

2.51

 

274

Bath

2.52

 

275

Banbury

2.53

 

276

Penrhyn Castle

2.53

 

277

Shorne Woods Country Park

2.53

 

278

Eglinton Country Park

2.54

 

279

Aberdeen Hazlehead Park

2.54

 

280

Rising Sun

2.54

 

281

Chippenham

2.54

 

282

Burnham on Crouch

2.55

 

283

Maesteg

2.55

 

284

Margate Palm Bay

2.55

 

285

Belton House

2.55

 

286

Derry City

2.56

 

287

Slough Upton Court Park

2.58

 

288

Delamere Forest

2.59

 

289

Harcourt Hill

2.61

 

290

Bradford

2.61

 

291

Fareham

2.61

 

292

Clacton Seafront

2.61

 

293

Wellholme Park

2.62

 

294

Colby

2.62

 

295

Dartford

2.63

 

296

Merthyr

2.63

 

297

Whitstable

2.63

 

298

Malling

2.64

 

299

Netley Abbey

2.64

 

300

Hyde

2.64

 

301

Greenwich

2.64

 

302

Hereford

2.64

 

303

Barnsley

2.66

 

304

Riddlesdown

2.66

 

305

Whitley Bay

2.66

 

306

Thurrock

2.66

 

307

Dolgellau

2.68

 

308

Brierley Forest

2.68

 

309

Rotherham Clifton Park

2.70

 

310

Wyre Forest

2.70

 

311

Wetherby

2.70

 

312

Old Deer Park

2.70

 

313

St Helens

2.71

 

314

Evesham

2.71

 

315

Concord Park

2.71

 

316

Dewsbury

2.71

 

317

Lisburn Wallace Park

2.71

 

318

Roundshaw Downs

2.71

 

319

Hilly Fields

2.72

 

320

Shildon Hackworth Park

2.72

 

321

Sheffield Castle

2.72

 

322

Stormont

2.73

 

323

Carrickfergus

2.74

 

324

Doncaster Sandall Park

2.75

 

325

Shipley Country

2.76

 

326

Stonehouse

2.77

 

327

Anlaby

2.77

 

328

Dunfermline

2.79

 

329

Middlesbrough Stewart Park

2.80

 

330

Witham Way Country Park

2.81

 

331

Pennington Flash

2.82

 

332

Billericay

2.82

 

333

Wilmslow

2.82

 

334

Bexley

2.83

 

335

Haywards Heath

2.83

 

336

South Shields

2.85

 

337

Nostell Priory

2.85

 

338

Leeds Roundhay Park

2.85

 

339

Pomphrey Hill

2.86

 

340

Penrose

2.86

 

341

Great Notley

2.87

 

342

Bolton

2.87

 

343

Keswick

2.87

 

344

Linford Wood

2.87

 

345

Harlow Town Park

2.88

 

346

Newark-on-Trent

2.88

 

347

Medina

2.89

 

348

South Norwood

2.89

 

349

Chichester Oaklands Park

2.90

 

350

OsterleyV

2.90

 

351

Rosliston

2.90

 

352

Corby

2.93

 

353

Omagh

2.94

 

354

HortonV

2.95

 

355

Hornchurch

2.95

 

356

Fell Foot

2.96

 

357

Peacehaven

2.96

 

358

Crystal Palace

2.96

 

359

Ipswich

2.98

 

360

Gnoll Estate Country Park

2.99

 

361

Tees Barrage

2.99

 

362

Jersey

2.99

 

363

Andover

3.00

 

364

Lymington Woodside

3.00

 

365

Glasgow Tollcross Park

3.00

 

366

Enniskillen

3.01

 

367

Killerton

3.01

 

368

Hockley Woods

3.02

 

369

Ashton Court

3.03

 

370

Reigate

3.04

 

371

Forest of Dean

3.04

 

372

Vogrie

3.04

 

373

Barry Island

3.05

 

374

Havant

3.06

 

375

Brundall

3.07

 

376

Aldenham

3.08

 

377

Sheffield Graves Park

3.08

 

378

Carlisle

3.09

 

379

Wotton

3.09

 

380

Knowsley

3.11

 

381

Blackhill

3.11

 

382

Wythenshawe

3.12

 

383

Humber

3.13

 

384

Comber

3.13

 

385

Newtonabbey

3.15

 

386

Gloucester North

3.20

 

387

Walthamstow

3.20

 

388

Marple

3.20

 

389

Canterbury

3.21

 

390

Hampstead Heath

3.21

 

391

Mulbarton

3.21

 

392

Tunbridge Wells

3.23

 

393

Phoenix Park

3.24

 

394

Wormwood Scrubs

3.27

 

395

Montacute

3.28

 

396

Tewkesbury

3.28

 

397

Stockport Varley Park

3.31

 

398

Eastleigh

3.32

 

399

Crosby Leisure Centre

3.33

 

400

Orpington

3.33

 

401

Ruchill

3.33

 

402

Hoblingwell

3.33

 

403

Upton House

3.34

 

404

Bramley

3.35

 

405

Ellesmere Port

3.36

 

406

Lloyd Park

3.38

 

407

Westmill

3.38

 

408

Cranleigh

3.38

 

409

Fritton Lake

3.39

 

410

Stockport Woodbank Park

3.39

 

411

Gedling

3.41

 

412

Tamar Trails

3.44

 

413

Newent

3.44

 

414

Wimpole Estate

3.45

 

415

Leeds Temple Newsam

3.46

 

416

Alice Holt Forest

3.47

 

417

Lancaster

3.47

 

418

Alexandra Palace

3.49

 

419

Larne

3.49

 

420

Erddig

3.55

 

421

Plymbridge Woods

3.59

 

422

Oakwell Hall

3.61

 

423

Armagh

3.61

 

424

Trelissick

3.63

 

425

Hanbury Hall

3.63

 

426

Northallerton

3.64

 

427

Haverfordwest

3.64

 

428

Camperdown

3.66

 

429

Rothwell

3.66

 

430

Gibside

3.70

 

431

Stamford Park

3.72

 

432

Belfast Falls Park

3.73

 

433

Bedgebury Pinetum

3.75

 

434

Bracknell

3.77

 

435

Ganavan

3.80

 

436

South Oxhey

3.84

 

437

Cheadle Hulme

3.86

 

438

Weald Country Park

3.89

 

439

Gadebridge

3.91

 

440

Witton

3.93

 

441

Guernsey

3.97

 

442

Portrush

3.98

 

443

Rostrevor

4.00

 

444

Rushmere

4.06

 

445

Barclay

4.08

 

446

Colin Glen

4.14

 

447

Cuerden Valley Park

4.28

 

448

Ludlow

4.29

 

449

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

4.30

 

450

Sheringham

4.35

 

451

Lanhydrock House

4.35

 

452

Gainsborough

4.42

 

453

Ayr

4.49

 

454

Pendle

4.54

 

455

Mineralwell Park

4.55

 

456

Parke

4.62

 

457

Lyme Park

4.67

 

458

Millom

4.68

 

459

Homewood

4.70

 

460

Henley-on-Thames

4.75

 

461

Tring Park

4.79

 

462

Watergrove

4.88

 

463

Hadleigh

4.92

 

464

Bestwood Village

4.96

 

465

Lullingstone

5.11

 

466

Bevendean Down

5.16

 

467

Wepre

5.36

 

468

Drumchapel

5.48

 

469

East Grinstead

5.51

 

470

Mount Edgcumbe

5.53

 

471

Chadderton Hall

5.66

 

472

Flatts Lane

5.73

 

 

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