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Read more › News - 16th December 2017

Some things never change

When John Ramsden turned 70 he marked the occasion by walking 700 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. 15 years later he has added the parkrun 250 Club to his list of achievements.    We asked this former London cabbie, who has been running since the 1960s, to share his secret of running longevity…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter, I fractured…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2017

parkrun and GoodGym: which shirt to wear?

parkrun and GoodGym, two of the UK’s biggest providers of free, organised physical activity and volunteering, joined forces in 2016 with the aim of supporting 60,000 older people by 2020.   Hassan Noshib from Mile End parkrun, who has run and volunteered more than 200 times at parkrun as well as being involved with Tower…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2017

Christmas at parkrun

Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an opportunity…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2017

Keep calm and get Christmas all wrapped up at Intersport 

It’s only 10 days until Christmas! In some people this might induce mild panic, but not here at Intersport. We have gone all out to make sure our shelves are stacked with fabulous presents for everyone, and our elves are on hand to give expert advice if you’re stuck for ideas. We’ll help you get…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2017

Donate Your Time – why you’re donating

We’re two weekends in to our Donate Your Time campaign and we’ve been delighted with the response from you all!   So far you’ve collectively raised more than £5,000 by converting your finish time into a donation. That money will fund pioneering research to help us in our mission to end the fear, harm and…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Merry Fitness and a Happy New Gear from Intersport!

Now we’re in December, we are officially in the festive spirit and incredibly excited that it’s Christmas. We’re wishing all parkrunners a Merry Fitness and a Happy New Gear, and have some fantastic gifts for the runner in your life – as well as for you, to leave big hints on your wish list.  …

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Read more › News - 6th December 2017

Santa Forgot is relaunched

Thank you to all of you who decided to Donate Your Time after last weekend’s parkrun.   The exclusive campaign for parkrunners was not the only thing we relaunched last week – our thought-provoking advert Santa Forgot is back as well.   The animation turned heads last year, reaching almost 14 million people online. Now…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2017

parkrun united our long lost family

We love parkrun in our house. Whenever we go away for the weekend, or go on holiday, we take our barcodes and over the years we’ve run some picturesque courses, met some amazing people all over the world and forged some close friendships. But never in our wildest dreams did we ever think that parkrun…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2017

parkrun launches in Germany

Germany has become the 19th country to join the parkrun movement, with more than 200 people walking, running and volunteering at the inaugural parkruns in Leipzig, Mannheim and Hanover.   Jakub Fedorowicz, parkrun’s Territory Manager for Germany, explains more.   We were all very excited about the first parkrun events launching in Germany and the country…

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