Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Keppel parkrun – the world’s first in a Young Offenders Institution

In September 2017 I participated in the Wetherby 10k, which takes place around town centre. As I ran over the bridge towards HM YOI Wetherby, a male juveniles prison where I am employed as a social worker, I started to think about the benefits of running for young people who are remanded or sentenced to…
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Three cheers for the three-lappers!

The beauty of parkrun is there are more than 1,300 different 5k events around the world, and 560 in the UK, but every parkrun course is unique.   Events take place in all kinds of locations, from promenades to city parks, through forests, up mountains and alongside rivers, with the amount of space available often…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun profile: Upton House

Down on the south coast of England in Dorset, you can find Upton House parkrun in the town of Poole.   Upton House parkrun Event Director Kirsty Weston tells us more…     Upton House parkrun came into being due to the huge success of parkrun at the neighbouring venue of Poole which is only…
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun Pacers: Lucy Gossage

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…

Olive Munro
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Trekking 780k with dementia

Have you had a once-in-a-lifetime trek on your wish list for a while but keep putting it off? Well, read on to find out how Olive Munro’s diagnosis of dementia spurred her on to seize the day and complete a famous European pilgrimage while raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   The 67-year-old and her…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Ready for a fantastic autumn of running!

Our friends at Intersport are well and truly back into routine and looking forward to all that autumn has to bring.   It’s a fantastic time of year to be a runner, with the slightly cooler days bringing a bit of relief after the hot summer and our parks and trails look stunning as the…

Read more › News - 13th September 2018

parkrun profile: Druridge Bay

Lesley Falkous is Run Director and Volunteer Coordinator at Druridge Bay parkrun in Red Row, Morpeth in Northumberland.     I got involved with Druridge Bay parkrun as soon as I heard a rumour of a local event being discussed. I had taken part in Workington parkrun on several occasions whilst on holiday and loved the…

Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Bressay parkrun

Each month our friends at Leeds Building Society will explore a parkrun event and the positive impact this has had on the local community. This month, we’re excited to share their first Community Story which highlights the rural community of Bressay, nestled in Shetland.     Bressay parkrun takes place on one of the 15 small inhabited… (1)
Read more › News - 11th September 2018

Training: it’s all about quality, not quantity

Here at Intersport we love to run, and we know how tempting it is to up the mileage to feel like we’ve done a better workout. Of course, that is a great way to keep fit and increase endurance – but did you know that you can supercharge your workout by training smarter, rather than… (2)
Read more › News - 11th September 2018

Five things you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

Do you know the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Do you think Alzheimer’s is a normal part of ageing? Are you aware of what treatments are available for people with Alzheimer’s?   There are around 500,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s disease and public awareness is growing, but there are still many misconceptions…