Melanie Gray - parkrun blog - World Championships - 2
Read more › News - 14th August 2017

Overcoming health hurdles to happiness

Five years ago I was very fortunate to be nominated by Diabetes UK to carry the Olympic Torch for services to volunteering. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 16 years and for 13 of which I’ve also done athletics. Therefore, I was honoured to be able to show, whilst carrying the torch that having diabetes…

Eve Muirhead in Falkirk UK Sportphotographs by Alan Peebles
Read more › News - 11th August 2017

Your personal cheerleader

Eve Muirhead competes for Great Britain in the Winter Olympic sport of curling. She became the only athlete in curling history to win the World Junior Championships four times, before going on to win gold at the 2013 World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She will be representing Great Britain…

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Read more › News - 9th August 2017

A fantastic morning filming Llanelli Coast parkrun

As proud partners of parkrun, here at Intersport we love visiting parkruns across the country and feeling the parkrun love. Last Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting Llanelli Coast parkrun in West Wales, and it was fantastic to meet all the runners and volunteers, hear everyone’s stories and do some live filming!    We…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2017

50 parkruns in six days

A former event director is attempting to tackle all the parkrun courses in the north west in as short a time as possible to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Paul Muldoon, a founder and former director of the Wythenshawe parkrun, will take on 50 5km runs over six days, starting in Carlisle at…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2017

From Cave Hill to Sugar Loaf

I never really dreamt of running in the Olympics. No more than any other young athlete growing up in Belfast did. I was going to be a footballer. Play professionally and drive a sports car. Why not?   The lure of football waned shortly after joining St Malachy’s College and I found myself attracted to…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

Nominate your parkrun community hero

At Leeds Building Society, we’re proud to be partners of parkrun UK; working together to help build and strengthen local communities. We would love to hear about all the amazing people who ensure parkrun brings real benefit to communities up and down the country.   We’ve launched our Community Heroes programme to put a spotlight…

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Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

parkrun & Alzheimer’s Research UK – a great fit!

I think it’s about time I introduced myself – I’m Jess, and I’ve been writing Alzheimer’s Research UK’s parkrun newsletter every week for nearly two years. I wanted to write something personal this week, as I’m sadly leaving my role as communications officer at the charity and this is my final newsletter.   When I…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2017

Intersport filming live at parkruns near you! 

We are very excited here at Intersport as we are planning some live filming at parkruns across the country over the next year, and we could be at a parkrun near you! In all of our films we will be looking at the amazing community support at parkrun, seeing how Intersport is helping to keep…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2017

My miracle

It was January 2011, early morning, and I was crawling along the landing to the bathroom beside my eight-month-old son. “Great game daddy”, he looked like he was saying to himself with a giggle. I wish that had been the case. I couldn’t stand, let alone walk, and had many a sleepless night. A year before…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2017

From a Dad: how parkrun transformed my son

My 13-year-old son Charlie* recently completed his 80th parkrun. It is now four years since we started our Saturday ‘Dad and Son’ routine, and Charlie’s physical strength, stamina and all-round sporting confidence have been thoroughly transformed thanks to parkrun.   When Charlie was born there was speculation about all manner of nasty diseases, chief among them being…