2023 Spring Series parkrun dates and venues!


The days are getting longer (slightly), the weather warmer (maybe) and spring is almost in sight (definitely). All of which can only mean one thing: It’s time to get the Saltwell parkrun Spring Series dates in your calendar!

For six consecutive Saturdays around April each year, there’s the opportunity to enjoy some local parkrun tourism and friendly club competition.

Spring Series competition rules

Anyone taking part in the series needs to be registered for parkruns and wear their Saltwell vest during the races.

Each race is scored in relation to other Saltwell runners with 1st place scoring one point, 2nd place two points, and so on.  Those not attending will receive three points over the last finisher (therefore if there are 25 Saltwellians in the race the non attender will get 28 points).

Of the six races, competitors need to complete four to stay in the competition, with your highest five positions counting towards final positions (therefore allowing members to miss a race and not be penalised).

Dates and Venues

Here are the dates and parkrun venues for the 2023 edition:

1 April 23: Windy Nook parkrun

8 April 23: Tyne Green (Hexham) parkrun

15 April 23: Prudhoe Riverside parkrun

22 April 23: Jesmond Dene parkrun

29 April 23: Riverside (Chester le Street) parkrun

6 May 23: Gateshead parkrun

Difficulty ratings based on Tim Grose’s Standard Scratch Score Average, as found on Power of 10.

Photo credit: MD Photo