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Read more › News - 16th October 2017

Emma Poole from Laleham junior parkrun named Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Emma Poole who has been named Volunteer of the Year 2017 at the Spelthorne Sports Awards.   Emma is the ED at Laleham junior parkrun, which started in July 2016. This event filled a gap in the West London/Surrey area for junior parkrun and has been a huge success.   Emma has actively sought to…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2017

Building communities for parkrunners with disabilities and long term health conditions

parkrun launched its PROVE project just over a year ago with the goal of encouraging more people with disabilities and long term health conditions to participate at parkrun and it’s already delivering on that goal using social media. Frank Jones, parkrun’s PROVE project manager explains more:   We wanted to create a safe and supportive…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2017

Receive something special in the post last week

Congratulations to everyone who received amazing news in the form of a London Marathon place! You are joining a group of people up and down the country who have received coveted ballot places in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.   The news is probably still sinking in and you will be busy selecting the…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2017

The friendliest sport

It all started in June 2013. I was 45 and a half, and a friend of mine asked if I’d run with him as he was training for the Brighton Half Marathon. Shortly afterwards my friend did a parkrun and suggested that I gave it a go. I’d been a tennis coach but would never have…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2017

10% off at Intersport for all parkrunners!

As a proud partner of parkrun, we wanted to remind all you fabulous parkrunners that you can claim 10% off running gear at Intersport! This is part of our ongoing parkrun partnership price #PPP* to enable you to kit yourself out for less, whether it’s for parkrun, training runs or races!   Simply show your…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2017

A healthy, loving relationship

Mind Over Marathon is a BBC documentary that followed 10 unlikely runners, all living with different mental health issues, as they trained for this year’s London Marathon.   To coincide with World Mental Health Day one of those runners, Claudia Barnett from Peacehaven parkrun, shared her story and explained how her discovery of running has…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2017

Up and Running

“Up and Running” is a joint initiative between Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) & Hambleton District Council. The pilot scheme consisted of an eight week running and social programme to people receiving secondary mental health care. The scheme was created and delivered by Glen Hilton – Mental Health Worker for TEWV and…

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Read more › News - 6th October 2017

A holiday you come back from fitter than when you left

Going away for your holiday used to mean ditching your well-honed fitness regime.  We at Exodus Travels are looking to change all that!  Going away doesn’t necessarily mean your first parkrun back will be a struggle as on one of our newly launched fitness week holidays, it could mean you return in better shape than…

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Read more › News - 5th October 2017

Stephen Chapman, Store manager of Co-op Petrol Roundhay gives an insight into his parkrun family

Each week Co-op will be featuring guest bloggers to tell us about their experiences first-hand. Stephen Chapman is not only a Co-op Store Manager but is also a co-event director at Dewsbury parkrun. Stephen gives us an insight into his parkrun family.   I work as the store manager of the Co-op petrol station and…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2017

Proud to be a partner of parkrun as we celebrate #parkrun13!

This Saturday 7 October marks a very special day for parkrun as it will be exactly 13 years since 13 people completed the very first parkrun! The international parkrun community is now huge and here at Intersport we are happy to be part of the family. As a proud partner and helping to keep parkrun free…

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