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Read more › News - 21st June 2018

parkrun Profile: Prudhoe Riverside

Since November 2016, Prudhoe Riverside parkrun can be found in Northumberland, in the North East of England.   Holly Kelleher is the Co-Event Director at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, and she tells us more about the parkrun they call home!     Our event takes place at Tyne Riverside Country Park in Prudhoe, and the two-lap course…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st June 2018

parkrun UK teams up with Royal College of General Practitioners to prescribe active lifestyles to patients and practice staff

parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners are set to launch a groundbreaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor physical activity rather than medication.   The initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of health care staff, patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication. In 2017,…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Liz Yelling

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…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Intersport getting ready for 2019

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Intersport? We always provide the very best service and products to you, the parkrun community (and yes, we love what we do!), and you’ll find our teams getting together at all hours for meetings, brain storming and a fair few runs! Last week at…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Lakeside parkruns

With more than 530 parkruns in the UK on a Saturday, and more and more events joining the family all the time, the variety of parkrun courses is ever expanding.   We have cross-country trails, inner-city parks, seaside promenades and vast forests, to name just a few. And for those who like to be beside the…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

parkrun profile: Drumchapel

A tranquil woodland with majestic ancient oak trees, hawthorn hedges, an abundance of bluebells and wonderful views has been growing on a hillside on the edge of Glasgow for hundreds of years.   Since the summer of 2016 these beautiful woods have also played host to Drumchapel parkrun, which averages just 35 runners and walkers…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2018

Why I trekked for dementia research – and why you should too

Taking on an international trek might seem like a big task, but it’s also an amazing way to get fit, support charity and see incredible places across the world.     Elaine Barrett, a parkrunner at Braunstone in Leicester, heard about Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to Guatemala last year in the parkrun…

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Read more › News, Press - 15th June 2018

parkrun/NHS celebration day proves to be a hit

More than 146,000 people got involved in parkrun events around the UK on Saturday 9 June as parkrun and the NHS joined forces to celebrate 70 years of the health service.   135,318 walkers and runners completed a parkrun, 8,942 of those were completing their first-ever parkrun, thanks to the support of 11,188 volunteers.  …

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Read more › News - 13th June 2018

parkrun profile: Gadebridge

Gadebridge parkrun in Hemel Hempstead, in the county of Hertfordshire, joined the parkrun family in May 2015.   Event Director Carol Skates tells us more about this hidden gem of a parkrun…     We decided to launch a parkrun in Hemel Hempstead because the park is the perfect setting for a Saturday morning run, jog…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

Where’s your parkrun on the Running Down Dementia leaderboards?

Question: Who’s gone up Mount Everest 15,000 times, around the world three times and completed more than 3,000 marathons?   Answer: All of you taking on Running Down Dementia!   We’re nearly halfway through the campaign and you’ve already clocked up more than 140,000 kilometres. The distance to the top of Everest is ‘only’ 8,850m,…

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