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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2017

parkrun is coming to Penticton, BC!

Mark your calendars, for every Saturday from 9th December as we are thrilled to announce a new Canadian parkrun.   Penticton parkrun has been in the works for some time.  Event Directors Tony and Celine have been backed by a wonderful and dedicated volunteer team and are in the final stages of preparation being only…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2017

Photos from the Weekend

The snow is making its way across the country, but this wasn’t any barrier to those attending on Saturday!  Here are the best photos from this week:   Richmond Olympic Rainy and cloudy skies on the west coast but lots of fun running!   Nose Hill Nose Hill always looks so amazing!  Snow is plenty…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 21st November 2017

No barrier to physical activity

Towards the end of August 2017, our son Nathan was complaining of excessive thirst. A pharmacist confirmed his blood sugar levels were excessively high, and after a trip to the GP and then Emergency it was confirmed that he had Type 1 diabetes. All this happened within an eight hour period.   Type 1 diabetes…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th November 2017

The Changing Seasons

At Beachstrip parkrun we just celebrated our 24th event on November 11. It was our first event in subzero temperatures and decisions as to whether to go through the winter have been on everyone’s mind.   Since May we have seen a slow but steady increase in our participation rate with many new friends being…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th November 2017

Le changement des saisons

Le parkrun de Beachstrip vient de célébrer son 24e événement le 11 novembre dernier. C’était leur premier événement avec des températures sous zéro et la décision de continuer ou pas durant l’hiver est passée dans toutes les têtes!   Depuis mai, nous avons vu une lente, mais stable augmentation du taux de participation et plusieurs…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 13th November 2017

Photos from the weekend

A celebration at Okanagan, mild conditions in the West, snow in Calgary and colder just about everywhere else, we have it covered in this week’s photos.   Chris Laberge became the first person to achieve admission to the 50 Club with all of his runs being in Canada, and also all of which being done…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 13th November 2017

My journey to the Invictus Games

Ian Young is a former soldier who is a Run Director at Blackhill parkrun in County Durham. Following an incident when he was serving in Northern Ireland, he struggled with alcohol issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and even considered taking his own life.   Ian began running as a way to improve his mental health and represented…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 9th November 2017

Dix en montant…

Cette semaine, nous rencontrons David et Aleks (aussi connu sous le nom de Daleks), qui sont sur leur chemin pour devenir les premiers à courir tous les parkrun canadiens! Avec dix déjà de faits, et un seul restants, ils nous racontent leurs moments les plus mémorables de parkrun autour du Canada.   Nous sommes David…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 9th November 2017

Ten and counting…

This week we meet David and Aleks (a.k.a. Daleks), who are well on track to become the first people to run every single Canadian parkrun! With ten down and only one to go, they tell us about their most memorable moments from parkrunning their way across Canada.   “We’re David and Aleks, a former teacher…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th November 2017

Pictures from the week

This week we had an east-west split across the country.  The West got a sneak preview of Winter, while the East had some glorious fall sunshine.  Regardless, parkrunners came out in full force!     Ooh, chilly!  Big hats off to our volunteers who dress up well and visibily at Nose Hill parkrun!    …

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