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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite at the home of parkrun

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 30C, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Three qualities of parkrun

I’m a relative newbie to parkrun and this spring retired to Penrith in Cumbria. While taking part in Penrith parkrun, my new home event, and thinking about how friendly people were, just like at my former home parkrun in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, I remembered that an influential American therapist listed three qualities that are essential if…

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Pro tips and tricks from Intersport for washing your workout gear!

It’s certainly the weather for washing – but do you know how to correctly wash your outdoor and workout clothes? At Intersport we’re here to provide expert advice as well as all the gear you need to do the sports you love – and that includes helping you to keep your gear in great condition…

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The seven-year-old running 100k

Are you thinking of signing up for Running Down Dementia but haven’t yet taken the plunge, or are you looking for motivation to keep running through the hot summer months? Then let us introduce you to one of our most remarkable runners whose story will surely inspire you.   Evie Flynn, from Bradford, may only…

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parkrun profile: South Oxhey

If you’re the proud owner of brand new running kit and would like to keep it in pristine condition during the depths of winter, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun. If you like being part of a mass participation event with hundreds of other parkrunners, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun.       If,…

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parkrun Pacers: Martin Yelling

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.    Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag that…

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Don’t stop your feet

I started doing Waterworks parkrun in Belfast in July 2015 and my weekends haven’t been the same since. I start most weekends meeting friends, chatting, socialising and having a coffee before I’m reminded that there’s the small matter of a 5k to complete!   The following year when I noticed the banner announcing the start…

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Read more › News - 4th July 2018

parkrun profile: Valley

In Newtownabbey, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland you can find the “undulating” Valley parkrun, one of more than 25 parkruns in Northern Ireland.   Denis O’Donnell & Event Director Stephen Bartley from Valley parkrun tell us more…     I became involved with parkrun through a work colleague and never looked back! I love the variety of parkrunners attending…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

The Ramgarhia Sikh Temple Couch to 5k

The Ramgarhia Sikh Temple (RST) is located in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and was founded back in 1969. The congregation is from all parts of Birmingham and although the Gurdwara (temple) is open to everyone every day, the main congregation usually gets together as a group on a Sunday morning.   Health conditions such…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

parkrun Pacers: Tom Craggs

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.    Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag that…