Read more › Uncategorized - 26th June 2018

parkrun Life

My name is Paulene, but just last year I used to call myself the ‘Anti parkrun Girl’. I’d been doing 5kms walks a few times a week for months in my quest to improve my fitness and lose weight. I’d always had this obsession with runners and a dream of what it must feel like…

Read more › Uncategorized - 21st June 2018

parkrun River Oaks, Oakville commence ce samedi

parkrun est en poussée de croissance au Canada et le nouveau parkrun de River Oaks sera le seizième au Canada et le quatrième dans la région de Toronto. C’est peu surprenant que parkrun soit en expansion aussi rapidement dans cette région, parce qu’après tout, parkrun est un si beau concept pour les communautés autour pour…

Read more › Uncategorized - 21st June 2018

Victoria parkrun, Kitchener, launch round-up

This week we have a fantastic new parkrun starting in Oakville, but before then let’s recap last week’s launch Victoria parkrun, Kitchener.  Event Directors Julia and Johnathan were delighted to be joined by tourists, locals and first-time pioneers alike.   At the launch there were local Kitchener and Waterloo residents, and tourists from around the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 20th June 2018

Running Hamburgers

Mitch and his father never consider themselves runners, until they discovered parkrun. That lead them all the way to Hamburg to achieve something that niether thought would be possible.   Wind back to October 2015 and I would loudly and proudly announce my disgust for organised running. There was nothing worse I could think of…

Read more › Uncategorized - 19th June 2018

River Oaks parkrun, Oakville launches Saturday

parkrun is rapidly expanding across Canada and the new River Oaks will be the sixteenth in Canada and the fourth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  It is hardly surprising that parkrun is expanding so quickly in areas like the GTA, after all parkrun is such a great concept for communities to embrace, but also the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th June 2018

Les statistiques démographiques de parkrun

Nous ne savons jamais d’un parkrun à l’autre qui viendra. Nous avons toujours nos réguliers, en incluant nos chiens parkrun, et maintenant que le beau temps y est, nous commençons à avoir nos touristes de parkrun. Le mois dernier, nous avons eu le club de triathlon de Bytown qui est venu en grand nombre qui…

Read more › Uncategorized - 13th June 2018

The Demographics of parkrun

We never know from one parkrun to the next who will come out.  We always have our regulars, including our parkrun pups, and now that the nicer weather is here, we’re starting to get our parkrun tourists. Last month we had the Bytown Triathlon Club show up en masse and swelled our junior numbers.  In fact, they comprised…

Read more › Uncategorized - 12th June 2018

Our best photos of the week

The recent release of Club T-Shirts are trickling their way into Canada and making their way into our best photos of the week.  Another fantastic week with great turnouts across the country.   Okanagan parkrun         Whitby parkrun             Nose Hill parkrun            …

Read more › Uncategorized - 11th June 2018

Physical activity – the best buy in public health

“Walking is the best medicine” Hippocrates, 470 BC   Adults are more than 20% less active since the 1960s, by 2030 it is predicted we will be 35% less active. This is a shocking statistic.   In my role as a practice nurse, I have been recommending a treatment that has had fantastic health outcomes…

Read more › Uncategorized - 7th June 2018

Notre nouveau parkrun – Victoria, Kitchener

Le 16 juin prochain, un nouvel événement joindra la famille canadienne de parkrun – le parkrun de Victoria, à Kitchener. Kitchener est une partie du sud-ouest des trois-villes de l’Ontario, qui, ensemble sont Waterloo et Cambridge, qui sont situées en plein centre de Toronto et London, Ontario. La communauté de Kitchener est excitée d’accueillir parkrun…

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