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Gabi Boland Nordic Walking
Read more › News - 24th April 2017

A toast to the tail runners

I have Multiple Sclerosis* and I walk with a stick. I discovered Nordic Walking a few years ago. The support of two poles enables me to stride confidently, which is a joy. With a walking stick I’m aware that I don’t stand as straight as I should and my gait is a little uneven. Nordic…

Michael London Marathon
Read more › News - 23rd April 2017

Don’t forget to enjoy the view

I ran my 100th parkrun earlier this month, in what is my 46th year of running. It also co-incided with my participation in the first ever London Marathon, 36 years ago, in 1981…   As a journalist who published more than 6,000 stories last year, I don’t get the chance nor am I inclined to…

Claire and Marlon
Read more › News - 22nd April 2017

Happy reflection

My husband Marlon and I were proud to join the 50 Club at Colwick parkrun this morning, and it’s prompted a lot of happy reflection in our house.   My own introduction to parkrun in the autumn of 2015 was a little different to many. I was really nervous about taking part, and for years…

Claire Hallissey
Read more › News - 22nd April 2017

Sharing something that I love

It was one of those moments I will never forget. Monday the 23rd of April 2012, and I was by myself on the train back to my parents’ house, aching from head to toe having run the London Marathon the previous day. Then the phone rang, and I was told I’d been selected to run…

running free
Read more › News - 21st April 2017

Running Free

The government has launched a public consultation (Running Free), the key proposal being to legislate that local authorities cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.   Whilst we hugely appreciate the government’s effort to support our free-to-participate model, and we feel truly honoured to be recognised in this way, we…

Woodleyparkrunjump
Read more › News - 21st April 2017

IT Support Analyst – we are hiring!

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown to be a major force in grassroots physical activity and community engagement.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a brilliant IT Support Analyst to join the team in Leeds. Are you passionate about parkrun? Born to solve problems? Rounded and flexible, thriving in…

IMAG3059
Read more › News - 20th April 2017

Feedback From The Field

As a family we have enjoyed parkrun for years, but Saturday’s was probably our most momentous.   Isaac, 10, has always been a fast runner with a parkrun PB of 22:02 from when he was nine. He ran Rutland Water parkrun on Boxing Day 2015 but really struggled, his body hurt and he was disappointed…

HollyandMatt
Read more › News - 20th April 2017

parkrunning across the seas

My fiancé Matt is an Officer in the Royal Navy. When he’s at home we can be found at parkrun on most Saturday mornings, but currently he’s on a long deployment abroad so we have had to find a more creative way to share our passion for parkrun.   I began parkrunning at the start of…

ASICS #run4aventure 900x416
Read more › News - 19th April 2017

Win a TomTom Bandit camera with ASICS and Intersport!

As proud partners of parkrun and keen runners ourselves, here at Intersport we’re excited to have launched the new ASICS fuzeX Rush footwear and apparel, and a great competition where you are in with a chance of winning a fabulous TomTom Bandit Action Camera!*   Exclusive to Intersport, the contest captures the spirit of running,…

Simon KY
Read more › News - 19th April 2017

Time is the most precious gift

Since being diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety two years ago, I have made a commitment to do something every day that gets me out of my home. Weekdays aren’t a problem as I can have multiple things to do most days; it’s the weekends that I struggle with.   If it wasn’t for junior…

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