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Read more › News - 14th February 2018

What’s your excuse?

The phrase I hear most when I tell other runners about parkrun is “I’d love to attend, but I’m training for ____”. The blank could be anything from another 5k or an ultramarathon. And that’s great and completely understandable!   But what I’d like to talk about is using parkrun as part of your training……

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

My reasons for parkrunning

Hello my fellow parkrunners, parkrun is a gift whether you’re in it to just walk and be active, to learn to run again, or you have a belief system that tells you that someday you’ll be one of the fastest at your local run.   We are a combination of bodies with different backgrounds and…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2018

It was never really about the run

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt created parkrun back in 2004 he thought he was developing a running time-trial that would enable keen runners to measure their ‘progress’ and get faster. In reality, he was building a stunningly-effective yet wonderfully-simple health-and-happiness intervention, with himself as the first targeted recipient.   For a few years Bushy parkrun rolled along…

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Read more › News - 31st December 2017

The 2017 parkrun year review

2017 has been the most transformational year in the history of parkrun around the world.   We started more events in a single year than ever before. Registrations passed four million, we recorded one million performances at a parkrun in a calendar month for the first time, and Namibia, Swaziland, Norway, Finland and Germany all…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2017

Christmas at parkrun

The holidays are traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an opportunity…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Would you buy a sofa without sitting on it first? (and what does this have to do with parkrun…?)

Would you buy a sofa without sitting on it first? Sure, you can look at all the pictures. You can read marketing blurb or customer reviews. But how do you really know what you’re ordering, if you’ve never seen it or sat on it yourself? Of course, the majority of people wouldn’t.   For a…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Voudriez-vous acheter un divan sans l’essayer d’abord?

Voudriez-vous acheter un divan sans l’essayer d’abord? Évidemment, vous pouvez regarder à toutes les photos. Vous pouvez lire tous les commentaires des clients. Mais comment savez-vous vraiment ce que vous achetez, si vous ne l’avez jamais vu ou jamais essayé? Bien sûr, la majorité des gens ne le ferait pas.   Pour une raison semblable,…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2017

The Penticton Story

This Saturday sees the launch of Penticton parkrun, Canada’s 12th parkrun!   Penticton is a super active community, so it was only a matter of time before a group of enthusiastic individuals got together to get behind a parkrun.    The event is headed up four super keen volunteers – Tony, Celine, Amanda and Derek. …

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Read more › News - 29th November 2017

The first 16 events

Since its launch on August 12th, Clover Point parkrun in Victoria, BC has had 16 events. Therefore, it’s time to provide a short update on our quarterly progress thus far! Our most number of parkrunners coincides with the launch of our event at 47 runners. Over the rest of the summer we managed between 25-35…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2017

parkrun for people affected by obesity

My name is Ruth and I am the parkrun volunteer PROVE Champion (parkrun – Running or Volunteering for Everyone) for people who are affected by overweight and obesity. The PROVE project aims to engage and encourage those with a specific long term condition to take park in parkrun either walking, running or volunteer.   You…

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