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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2017

From Whitby parkrun

Whitby parkrun has had a great 2017, and we are looking forward to even greater 2018. Here are our highlights from this year: Two courses: Our original course (April to July) was a 4 lap loop made up of mixed surfaces. We quickly found out that the course was prone to flooding especially with the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2017

Visiting the neighbours

Last weekend I travelled down with Denise and Kathleen, fellow local parkrunners, to meet the new neighbours who were having their launch event. Although *only* a two-three hour drive, it offered us some easy international parkrun tourism!       Renton hosts parkrun USA newest event and being located in the Seattle metropolitan region it is the first…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2017

En visitant nos voisins

La fin de semaine dernière, j’ai voyagé vers le sud avec Denise et Kathleen, des participantes de notre parkrun local, pour rencontrer nos nouveaux voisins qui lançaient leur événement. Bien que ce soit *seulement* deux à trois heures de route, ça nous offre la possibilité de faire partie des touristes de parkrun assez facilement!  …

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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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