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Read more › News - 15th March 2018

parkrun Profile: Sewerby

This week we chat to Peter and Martin from Sewerby parkrun about their scenic parkrun course, variety of views and inspirational parkrunners.     Situated near Bridlington in the East of Yorkshire, the coastal Sewerby parkrun is one of the few events to start in front of the main door to a Stately Home.  …

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Read more › News - 14th March 2018

London Calling For Run Director Vikki

Run director Vikki Harper is looking forward to helping paint the capital orange by taking on the new London Landmarks Half Marathon in memory of her grandmother.   Vikki, from Norwich, is one of around 300 runners signed up to run the inaugural event on March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   The 43-year-old IT…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2018

Your BSL glossary of everything parkrun!

This week we are celebrating Sign Language Week, hosted by British Deaf Association, and we have created a few video clips which make up a parkrun BSL glossary to share with you to mark the occasion! You can also find this blog translated into BSL here.   Over the past few weeks, parkrunner Wendy Scott, and parkrun’s…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2018

parkrun profile: Cannon Hill

Edgbaston in Birmingham, West Midlands has a reputation for cricket, and was the venue for the famous Ashes test match in 2005. But also in Edgbaston, you can find Cannon Hill parkrun!   Co-Event Director Helen Bloomer tells us more…     In 2010, Mary Ross and I decided we wanted to help the community become more active as we…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2018

The first rule of parkrun

Harry Judd shot to fame as the drummer for pop rock band McFly and he is also a former winner of Strictly Come Dancing. He credits running as the reason he gave up smoking five years ago and can now be found on Saturday mornings at his local parkrun.   Have you ever seen the…

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Read more › News - 8th March 2018

parkrun profile: Osterley

Deep in west London where a number of the earliest events were launched, you will find Osterley parkrun, tucked away at the Osterley Park and House National Trust (NT) site in Middlesex.   Event Director Geoff Miles tells us more about this hidden gem…     The National Trust had started to work with parkrun to introduce…

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Read more › News - 8th March 2018

Island parkruns you must sea

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With almost 1,400 parkruns across the world, we take a…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Running outdoors vs. the treadmill

With the snow and bad weather having affected many of our runs over the last couple of weeks, a lot of us have taken to the treadmill to get some miles in. Admittedly this doesn’t come with the same park views, fresh air or social aspect but there are some positives!   Here is a…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Last chance to win with #parkrunxleedsbuildingsociety

It’s your last couple of days to take part in our competition to win £1500 in holiday vouchers!   We’re asking parkrunners and volunteers up and down the country to send in their #parkrunxleedsbuildingsociety pics of you and someone special that’s made a difference to your parkrun experience.   It’s easy to enter. All you…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Sights set on £1m mark as partnership is extended

We are delighted to announce we’ve extended our partnership with parkrun to 2023.   Alzheimer’s Research UK became the official charity partner of parkrun UK in January 2015 and thanks to the phenomenal success of the last three years we had no hesitation in signing up for another five years.   We joined forces to…

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