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Read more › News - 15th January 2019

Introducing: Tempo Running

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.   To…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Penticton PBs into the New Year

As we run into 2019, Derek Kontkanen reflects on Penticton parkrun’s first year – the PB’s, the community and the friendships!     Penticton parkrun started on December 9th 2017, with great community support and with a bit of snow on the ground.  2018 saw one of the snowiest winters in a long time.  This made running…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Records personnels (PB) du parkrun de Penticton dans la nouvelle année

En arrivant en 2019, Derek Kontkanen se penche sur la première année de Penticton Parkrun – les PB, la communauté et les amitiés!   Le Parkrun de Pentiction a débuté le 9 décembre 2017 avec le soutien de la communauté et un peu de neige par terre. 2018 a connu l’un des hivers les plus…

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Read more › News - 8th January 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill Training.   To help…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Winter at Meadowvale parkrun

Hosting a parkrun in winter is a different challenge to the other seasons. The most obvious one so far has been the drop in temperature.   This creates a few issues. In the warmer months, Meadowvale parkrun has made use of high school volunteers looking to get their community service hours for their graduation quota,…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

L’hiver à Meadowvale parkrun

L’organisation du parkrun en hiver est un défi différent des autres saisons. Le plus évident jusqu’à date a été la baisse de température.   Cela crée quelques problèmes. Pendant les mois les plus chauds, Meadowvale parkrun peut compter comme bénévoles les étudiants de l’école secondaire qui cherchent à obtenir leurs heures de service communautaire pour leur…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

parkrun is the best thing ever

Not exactly a shocking statement to read in a parkrun blog, is it? It really is true though. Spending time with family in Perth, Scotland over Christmas I, of course, squeezed in some quality tourism opportunities. After each event I was filled with excitement and each got me thinking about what we may see in Canada for the coming…

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Read more › News - 29th December 2018

Reflecting on the 2018 parkrun year

2018 has been a landmark year for parkrun around the world. I am proud that our movement is now widely viewed as an innovative health intervention with an impact that reaches far beyond our parks and open spaces on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yet importantly, the parkrun experience remains the same as it’s always been….

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Read more › News - 29th December 2018

Retour sur l’année 2018 pour parkrun

2018 a été une année de transition pour parkrun dans le monde entier. Je suis fier que notre mouvement soit maintenant largement perçu comme étant une initiative innovante en matière de santé dont l’impact a des répercussions bien au-delà de nos parcs et de nos espaces verts tous les samedis matin. Mais surtout, l’expérience de…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2018

Winter Wandering with Wascana

The Canadian Olympic Team slogan of “WE ARE WINTER” is arguably nowhere more true than in Saskatchewan — at least, that’s what we like to think here in Regina.   Here in Regina we can expect weeks-long stretches of -40C or colder every year. Since establishing Wascana parkrun in August 2018, we’ve gained a great…