Neil Cole awards
Read more › Awards, News - 21st July 2017

Paying it forward

I was delighted to see the four amazing parkrunners who saved my life in 2015 recognised with an award at a ceremony hosted by London Ambulance Service. The LAS ‘Saving Lives Awards’ are designed to recognise members of the public who have done something incredible and intervened in a situation to help save somebody’s life….

Read more › Awards - 18th July 2017

Hastings parkrun wins Chris Copsey Gold Award

Congratulations to Hastings parkrun, which has won the Chris Copsey Gold Award for ‘the group that has made a significant difference to their local community life’.   Event Director Nick Brown said: “We are so proud to have won this; thank you to all who voted for us. Since Hastings parkrun started in April 2015,…

Kelly Barton and Simon
Read more › Awards, News - 16th July 2017

National Lottery Good Causes Award

parkrun is making a real difference in making the world a healthier and happier place in many different ways. One way is through our work to facilitate and encourage people with visual impairments to participate – as walkers, runners and volunteers.   Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a visual impairment, but fewer…

Dave Record
Read more › Awards, News - 10th May 2017

Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun named Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun on being named Rochford District Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2017.   Dave, who is part of the core volunteer team at Hockley Woods parkrun, was nominated by Event Director Karl Cadman.   Dave is a key volunteer at parkrun as well as being heavily involed in many local and national volunteering…

Colin Greenwich
Read more › Awards - 23rd March 2017

Greenwich parkrun’s Colin Armstrong is made an MBE

It was 2010 and a good friend, Jo, mentioned that Greenwich parkrun was being set up, near where I lived. As I was new to the area I thought it would be a good way to meet some new people and so I popped along to a training day for potential volunteers.   Little did…

Ian Cockram Award
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2016

Ian Cockram wins ‘Outstanding Service to Sport’ award

Congratulations to Bedfont Lakes parkrun Event Director Ian Cockram, who has been presented with the Outstanding Service to Sport Award at the 2016 Runnymede Sports Awards.   Ian was nominated by Linda Cairns at Guildford junior parkrun for his work supporting and helping to start new parkrun events in Surrey and West London in his role as a…

Basildon parkrun award
Read more › Awards - 10th December 2016

Basildon parkrun picks up ‘Physical Activity Project of the Year’ award

Basildon parkrun has been presented with ‘Physical Activity Project of the Year’ at the Active Basildon Awards.   The ceremony was held at Reid’s in Billericay and was the third year they have been nominated, having been highly commended in previous years.   Event Director Tracy Bliss said “We started on 5 April 2014 and have…

Read more › Awards - 9th December 2016

Hockley Woods parkrun recognised at local sports awards

Running was well represented at the annual Rochford & Castle Point Sports Awards 2016, at which two Hockley Woods parkrun run directors were shortlisted.   Mike Jordan won the Services to Sport Award, and Dan Benwell was Nominated with Distinction.   Congratulations to you both! 

Doncaster award
Read more › Awards - 2nd December 2016

Doncaster parkrun wins ‘Community Group of the Year’

Mark Hudson and Chris Moore attended the Doncaster Community & Voluntary Sector Awards at the Keepmoat Stadium on behalf of Doncaster parkrun on Friday 2 December 2016. They had been nominated for the Community Group of the Year and were up against some very tough competition.    They were thrilled therefore to win the award,…

Elgin parkrun
Read more › Awards - 23rd November 2016

Elgin parkrun wins Community Engagement Award

Elgin parkrun received the Community Engagement Award at the 2016 Sport Moray Recognition Awards. The award recognises an event or organisation that has targeted a specific community or sector, which in this case was the whole local community of Moray and the surrounding areas.   When nominated some 140 different people had volunteered and 1,340…

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