Uncategorized - 28th March 2018

The Shakeout Podcast: Big or Small, parkrun is for All


This week we were featured in the ‘Shakeout Podcast’.  The podcast is put together by Canadian Running Magazine and features weekly running news and full episode stories.  We were fortunate to have a full episode to ourselves as presenter Joan Chung guides us through her first experiences of parkrun by talking to Cambridge organisers and runners, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton Hewitt, and Canada Country Manager Euan Bowman.


parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5K run in a park. This all sounds like nothing out of the ordinary. There are, after all, people running in parks all the time, either alone, with friends, or as part of a club or a team.


It may come as a surprise then that internationally, parkrun is extremely popular. Since 2004, there have been over 200,000 events worldwide, including in countries such as Australia, Germany, France, Russia, and from its country of origin, the United Kingdom. ”


You can check out the podcast here

Share this with friends:

Henderson Lake team

The story behind Henderson Lake parkrun, Alberta

On 30th March, Henderson Lake parkrun will launch in Alberta on March 30. Event Director Jim Carter takes a quick time out to tell us the story behind the new event.   My wife Ellen and I were first introduced to the parkrun movement by an Ottawa running friend who had just returned from a…

53692870_507917902947673_3364916368846618624_n (2)

Le premier parkrun de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Chain of Lakes

Samedi prochain, Chain of Lakes sera lancé à Halifax et parkrun Canada deviendra d’un océan à l’autre! Nous avons rencontré Jaclyn Currie, directrice de l’événement, qui nous en a dit davantage sur la création de notre plus récent événement parkrun.   L’équipe Je m’appelle Jaclyn, une Britannique qui a fait quelques parkruns au Royaume-Uni avant…