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Read more › News - 23rd June 2017

A social movement

Fiona McAnena is a parkrunner and also a management consultant and business writer. She wanted to find out how parkrun went global despite itself, and what businesses in pursuit of growth could learn from it.   As part of her research, Fiona interviewed our founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, chief executive Nick Pearson and chief operating officer Tom…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st June 2017

Introducing parkrun STARs

Last weekend, over 180 parkrun Ambassadors, staff and volunteers came together at the parkrun Annual Conference and we used this opportunity to introduce a brand new volunteer role: parkrun STARs.   STARs is an acronym for Story-Tellers, Advocates and Role Models and summarises perfectly what the role is all about. STARs will be helping us…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2017

Do you shop in Sainsbury’s?

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Harry Gardner is calling on parkrunners to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the charity of the year at their local Sainsbury’s store, in honour of his grandmother.   The 17-year-old pulled on the heartstrings of the nation when he performed his song Not Alone about his nan, Maureen. He…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2017

Dynamic Duo

If you love running with your kids, meet the dynamic mother-daughter duo Rachel and Zara Bishop.   At just nine years-old, Zara has taken on what most adults see as a huge challenge, by choosing to run 100k over the summer as part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s virtual fundraising campaign, Running Down Dementia. She has…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2017

Get the right shoe for you with Intersport

If there’s one piece of kit that’s essential to get right with running, it’s your footwear. Many Intersport stores across the country offer gait analysis to help you choose the right shoe, but Intersport Christopher Hull Sport in Tonbridge has gone one step further and installed a state-of-the-art Monolith Motion Analysis machine. If you’re in…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2017

Leeds Building Society community survey

At Leeds Building Society, community is really important to us, so we’d like to understand more about how close you feel to the community in which you live and whether exercise has a positive impact on this.   Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey, and be in with a chance to…

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Read more › News - 15th June 2017

Taking back control

Up until four years ago I had never thought of myself as a runner, having not run since school almost 40 years previously.   But after being introduced to Huddersfield parkrun by my son Jake, who ran at Cannon Hill parkrun while at University in Birmingham, I was hooked from the first run. The atmosphere at…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2017

The new Pegasus arrives! 

Here at Intersport we’re the first to hear about the latest gear in the world of running, and we’re more than a little excited to bring you the new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34. Eagerly awaited by many loyal Pegasus fans, this is the Ferrari of running shoes – and you can nab yourself a…

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Read more › News - 13th June 2017

A pawsitive step for Father’s Day

We know how much parkrunners love bringing their dogs to their weekly run, and for one Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter, Nicky Rothwell, having her dog Jacob there by her side has made her running experience even more enjoyable.   This summer, Nicky and Jacob signed up to Running Down Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s virtual fundraising…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2017

Introducing parkrun’s Champions for Diabetes

As part of Diabetes Week, which runs from 11 to 17 June, we would like to introduce parkrun’s  Champions for people living with diabetes. They are part of a network of specialist volunteers who are working to make parkrun even more welcoming and inclusive.    One such Champion, Ramona Mulligan from Cuerden Valley parkrun, explains more:  PROVE (parkrun; Running or…