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Read more › News - 25th August 2018

A fitting tribute

Simon Stimpson had a cardiac arrest at Linford Wood parkrun during his 50th event in June and was revived by quick thinking parkrunners around him. Seven weeks later he returned as Tail Walker to complete his milestone, and was once again Tail Walking today alongside local Olympic gold medallist and #teamparkrun ambassador Greg Rutherford.  …

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Read more › News - 23rd August 2018

parkrun profile: Southport

Southport parkrun in Merseyside has had a huge impact in the local community, forming close links with a number of health services to increase provision for physical activity in the area.   Keith Lunt from Southport parkrun tells us more…     I started taking part in parkrun as a competitive runner, but what I…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Pancake parkruns!

Some people love the feeling of walking, jogging and running up hills. Whether that be for the challenge of the climb, the views and scenery at the top, or the freewheeling sensation on the way down.   On the other hand, there are those who don’t! Some parkrunners like to keep their free, weekly, timed…

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Read more › Awards, News - 21st August 2018

Tees Barrage parkrun honoured with Catalyst Achievement Award

Congratulations to Tees Barrage parkrun who have won the Community Sport category at the 2018 Catalyst Achievement Awards.   A presentation evening was held at Wynyard Hall, which celebrated the work of those involved in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stockton-on-Tees Borough throughout that year.   Pictured are the Event Director…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2018

parkrun profile: Chelmsford Central

Chelmsford Central parkrun in the city of Chelmsford in Essex has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s biggest parkrun events.   Event Director Gerry McGovern tells us more…     We first started the process to set up this event in 2012, Essex was a barren landscape for parkruns then. I first enquired early…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2018

parkrun Pacers: Tom Marshall

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 - 20th August 2018

Don’t let anything stop you

Elizabeth has always battled with her weight, and Ulcerative Colitis – a chronic health condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine and bowel. When she started a Couch to 5k programme she ran in secluded areas after dark to avoid being seen.   Since being persuaded by her sister in 2015 to walk/run Heaton…

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Read more › News - 16th August 2018

parkrun Profile: Thurso

Thurso in Caithness, Scotland is the northernmost town on the British mainland, and since April 2018 has been home to Thurso parkrun!   Donna Stewart, Event Director of Thurso parkrun, tells us more about her home event…     I have known about parkrun for a number of years since being introduced to it by my…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2018

parkrun profile: Homewood

Beautiful Homewood parkrun can be found in Ottershaw in Surrey, to the south west of London. Steve Dye tells us more…     Initially a friend of mine graduated from a couch to 5k program at a parkrun, and I was hooked on the concept of a free weekly walk, jog or run open to all….

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Read more › News - 14th August 2018

Honour for Poolsbrook Event Director

We’re delighted to announce that Poolsbrook parkrun Event Director Andy Morris has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Every year we select a group of people to receive this accolade to thank them for their outstanding efforts to help us in the fightback against dementia. Andy was chosen for his exceptional fundraising…

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