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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Strength training tips for runners from Intersport

Here at Intersport we love to help parkrunners like you achieve your targets! As well as offering the very best running gear for your needs, we are always here with advice wherever you are on your parkrun journey – and this week we’re bringing you a guide to strength training for runners.   Strength Training for Runners:…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

30 races for the BIG 3-0

A massive good luck to all of you who are taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday!   We have our largest team yet with around 300 runners making up #TeamARUK this year and we will be there on the day to cheer you all on so give us a wave at our…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Louise Minchin: Why I Run

BBC Breakfast presenter and author Louise Minchin was a reluctant runner who has gone on to represent Team GB in her age category at the triathlon World Championships. Louise explains how her running evolved from being a necessary evil to something she loves, and how Chester parkrun is an important part of her triathlon training. …

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

parkrun Pacers: Susie Chan

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 - 17th April 2018

Coming back stronger than ever

My fiancee Lyzanne Warner has been running at parkrun since July 2016. Before this she had done very little running, although she was conscious of keeping fit having been a keen rower at school and university, and regularly rode horses in Bushy Park.   In April 2014 she was on a routine ride when the ex-race…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2018

parkrun profile: Panshanger

Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire is an active quarry set on 400 acres of land owned by Tarmac, a building materials company that has been carrying out phased mineral extraction in the park since the 1990s.   With sand and gravel extraction due to be completed in the near future, Tarmac has been working with local…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2018

Newark to Braband

In July 2017 my hubby Paul and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We wanted to share our celebrations with parkrun, so we asked our local (Newark) parkrunners, and friends and local clubs, to dress appropriately for a wedding. We had an amazing morning running, Newark had its largest number of runners, and so many…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2018

Much more than a shirt with a number

Back in June 2014, my cousin Andrea and I decided to try out this parkrun thing people kept telling us about… and it turns out it totally changed the past couple of years for us!   I generally didn’t miss running a parkrun unless I was volunteering or sunning myself, Andrea occasionally missing after a…

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Read more › News - 13th April 2018

Listening carefully to my body

I started running about 10 years ago as a way of keeping fit. When I moved to Australia I continued to run and moving back to the UK just over a year ago I was introduced to parkrun by a friend. I thought it would be a great way to get to know people as…

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Read more › News - 11th April 2018

How Intersport is supporting your local running community

Last week we revealed that we will be introducing you to your local Intersport store through a series of newsletters to selected locations. We’re delighted to announce that the first of these newsletters has gone out this week introducing Bath parkrunners to their local Intersport retailer, Intersport John Moore Sports.   It’s great to be…

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