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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Keen Orleans – The Story So Far

Orleans parkrun started in September 2018 and has since had 15 parkrun events, despite a few cancellations due to poor weather conditions. The Orleans parkrun event is currently organized and coordinated by Christian Dussault, Manon Dussault and their two children. The Dussault family were first introduced to parkrun while posted in Australia three years ago. …

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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

How Laurie came to love running

Many of you may be considering walking or running your first 5km this year. After all, we did just celebrate New Year and people are setting fitness goals. But, it can be difficult to take that first step. Fear not! Laurie Thi was just in your shoes having only started running a few months ago…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Our local, global community

One of the things that continues to strike Laura Ritchie, Kiwanis Event Director, is how parkrun is a truly global phenomenon, and how it is spread largely through word-of-mouth. Here, she reflects on the first 4 months of parkrun in London, ON.   The reason Kiwanis parkrun came to be is because I heard about parkrun from my sister who lives…

INTERVALS
Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Introducing: Interval 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 Interval…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2019

C’est la journée «On laisse tomber nos résolutions de la nouvelle année» (mais on pense qu’on peut vous aider!)

Saviez-vous qu’aujourd’hui est considérée comme la journée «On laisse tomber nos résolutions de la nouvelle année»? Oui, vraiment – on pense généralement que le 17 janvier est le jour où un grand nombre de personnes abandonnent leurs résolutions pour la nouvelle année et reviennent à leurs anciennes habitudes.   Est-ce que ça vous dit quelque…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2019

It’s “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day” (but we think we can help!)

Did you know that today is considered “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day”? Yes, really – Jan 17 is popularly thought to be the day when a large number of people abandon their resolutions for the new year and revert to old ways.   Does this ring any bells? Perhaps you’ve eaten 5 portions of fruit…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2019

Good things come to those who persist

Vic Stander, Event Director at Duffins Trail parkrun, tells us how try, try, trying again took their local parkrun from a dream to reality!   As I am writing this, Duffins Trail parkrun has had 15 events to date. It’s crazy to think that the dream to have a parkrun in our community started back in 2015. I…

TEMPO
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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