Claire and Marlon
Read more › News - 22nd April 2017

Happy reflection

My husband Marlon and I were proud to join the 50 Club at Colwick parkrun this morning, and it’s prompted a lot of happy reflection in our house.   My own introduction to parkrun in the autumn of 2015 was a little different to many. I was really nervous about taking part, and for years…

Claire Hallissey
Read more › News - 22nd April 2017

Sharing something that I love

It was one of those moments I will never forget. Monday the 23rd of April 2012, and I was by myself on the train back to my parents’ house, aching from head to toe having run the London Marathon the previous day. Then the phone rang, and I was told I’d been selected to run…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2017

Running Free

The government has launched a public consultation (Running Free), the key proposal being to legislate that local authorities cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.   Whilst we hugely appreciate the government’s effort to support our free-to-participate model, and we feel truly honoured to be recognised in this way, we…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2017

IT Support Analyst – we are hiring!

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown to be a major force in grassroots physical activity and community engagement.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a brilliant IT Support Analyst to join the team in Leeds. Are you passionate about parkrun? Born to solve problems? Rounded and flexible, thriving in…

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Read more › News - 20th April 2017

Feedback From The Field

As a family we have enjoyed parkrun for years, but Saturday’s was probably our most momentous.   Isaac, 10, has always been a fast runner with a parkrun PB of 22:02 from when he was nine. He ran Rutland Water parkrun on Boxing Day 2015 but really struggled, his body hurt and he was disappointed…

HollyandMatt
Read more › News - 20th April 2017

parkrunning across the seas

My fiancé Matt is an Officer in the Royal Navy. When he’s at home we can be found at parkrun on most Saturday mornings, but currently he’s on a long deployment abroad so we have had to find a more creative way to share our passion for parkrun.   I began parkrunning at the start of…

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Read more › News - 19th April 2017

Win a TomTom Bandit camera with ASICS and Intersport!

As proud partners of parkrun and keen runners ourselves, here at Intersport we’re excited to have launched the new ASICS fuzeX Rush footwear and apparel, and a great competition where you are in with a chance of winning a fabulous TomTom Bandit Action Camera!*   Exclusive to Intersport, the contest captures the spirit of running,…

Simon KY
Read more › News - 19th April 2017

Time is the most precious gift

Since being diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety two years ago, I have made a commitment to do something every day that gets me out of my home. Weekdays aren’t a problem as I can have multiple things to do most days; it’s the weekends that I struggle with.   If it wasn’t for junior…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2017

Good luck to our runners

The London Marathon is finally here, and we want to wish all our runners a huge good luck and say thank you. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of our inspiring runners.   Siobhann Ardley, 36, lost both her parents in 2016. Her father Michael had been living with Alzheimer’s…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2017

Healthspan’s road to 5k

In comparison to our first Guernsey parkrun experience, last Saturday saw a Healthspan team go from battling force seven head winds to basking in full blown sunshine.   The team comprised of a group of people utterly different in running ability; beginners, those who appreciate the outdoors and a couple of out-and-out athletes that emerged…