Read more › News - 1st May 2018

Falls parkrun in Belfast to host Irish language celebration on 26 May

Earlier this year Oireachtas na Gaeilge distributed wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (‘I speak Irish’) to Irish speaking parkrunners, so that they could identify other Irish speakers at parkruns and chat to them. More than 1,500 bands have since been distributed to 64 parkruns.   Falls parkrun in Belfast is now inviting Irish speakers around…

Read more › News - 1st May 2018

parkrun Pacers: Charlotte Purdue

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…

Read more › News - 1st May 2018

Challenge accepted!

BBC journalist Declan Lawn accepted a Twitter invite (challenge?!) to come along to parkrun, following an on-air discussion about the benefits of the weekly 5k event. He duly accepted, and this is Declan’s account of his debut parkrun at Queen’s parkrun, Belfast, as one of 28 first-timers on the day.   Some people remember very…

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parkrun profile: Porthcawl

Porthcawl parkrun can be found in Porthcawl in South Wales, and it has a truly spectacular setting.   Event Directors Stu Davidson and Steve Brace tell us more…     For nearly five years the Porthcawl parkrun has harmonised a local running community, which is significantly growing in numbers, enthusiasm, improvement and with benefits back…

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Take a trip to the seaside

A trip to the seaside is always a fun day out for the whole family. You can build sandcastles, play on the amusements, or soak up the sun (sometimes) on the beach. And you can also walk, jog or run a parkrun!   From east to west and north to south, a number of seaside resorts are now…

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Read more › News - 30th April 2018

Proud to be helping to keep parkrun free, forever

As parkrunners, you may have seen that parkrun UK’s second annual Run Report has been published, and here at Intersport we are delighted to be a partner helping to keep parkrun free forever.   We are proud to be one of a small group of sponsors who understand what parkrun is about and who are… (13)
Read more › News - 30th April 2018

Ron Hill: “Join the Dementia Revolution today”

Marathon legend Ron Hill, who recently announced he has dementia, is an ambassador for the Dementia Revolution, our campaign with Alzheimer’s Society as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.   Here the three-time Olympian and big supporter of parkrun calls on parkrunners to enter the marathon ballot which is open…

Read more › News - 29th April 2018

A patient recovery

Lola Jimenez was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes* 14 years ago when she was 21. Lola, from Southport parkrun, explains the challenges she faced being pregnant with diabetes, and reveals the positive impact regular physical activity and volunteering had on her during pregnancy and afterwards.   I remember completing my first ever race at the age…

Read more › News - 27th April 2018

From parkrun to Half Marathon

Earlier in the year almost 250 GoodGym runners descended on South East London to run The Vitality Big Half. Never before have so many GoodGym runners run together in the same race. For Bushy parkrunner and Richmond GoodGymmer Victoria, it was her first half marathon. From nervously starting out at parkrun to reaching the finish line…

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Read more › News - 26th April 2018

parkrun Profile: Ellon

Ellon parkrun is situated north of Aberdeen, Scotland and was launched in October 2015. Since then an average of 82 weekly parkrunners enjoy an all-tarmac, mostly flat course, with an out and back section along a scenic riverside.   Event Director Steven tells us more…   I cut my parkrun teeth at Bromley, SE London…

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