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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Reducing your risk of dementia

Did you know that by taking part in parkrun you are helping to reduce your risk of dementia?   Less than a third of people are aware that there are actions they can take to help reduce their risk of dementia.   There’s a common misconception that dementia is just a natural part of aging…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Cat Simpson

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 new PB….

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

parkrun Profile: Belton House

This week we venture onto a National Trust property as we explore Belton House parkrun in Lincolnshire. Nestled amongst wildlife, rural scenes and set in the shadow of an impressive classic country house from the 1680s, Gordon Geach tells us more about Saturday morning’s parkrun activity.     I was aware of the initiative for…

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Read more › News - 21st June 2018

parkrun Profile: Prudhoe Riverside

Since November 2016, Prudhoe Riverside parkrun can be found in Northumberland, in the North East of England.   Holly Kelleher is the Co-Event Director at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, and she tells us more about the parkrun they call home!     Our event takes place at Tyne Riverside Country Park in Prudhoe, and the two-lap course…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st June 2018

parkrun UK teams up with Royal College of General Practitioners to prescribe active lifestyles to patients and practice staff

parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners are set to launch a groundbreaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor physical activity rather than medication.   The initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of health care staff, patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication. In 2017,…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Liz Yelling

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 - 19th June 2018

Intersport getting ready for 2019

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Intersport? We always provide the very best service and products to you, the parkrun community (and yes, we love what we do!), and you’ll find our teams getting together at all hours for meetings, brain storming and a fair few runs! Last week at…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Lakeside parkruns

With more than 530 parkruns in the UK on a Saturday, and more and more events joining the family all the time, the variety of parkrun courses is ever expanding.   We have cross-country trails, inner-city parks, seaside promenades and vast forests, to name just a few. And for those who like to be beside the…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

parkrun profile: Drumchapel

A tranquil woodland with majestic ancient oak trees, hawthorn hedges, an abundance of bluebells and wonderful views has been growing on a hillside on the edge of Glasgow for hundreds of years.   Since the summer of 2016 these beautiful woods have also played host to Drumchapel parkrun, which averages just 35 runners and walkers…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2018

Why I trekked for dementia research – and why you should too

Taking on an international trek might seem like a big task, but it’s also an amazing way to get fit, support charity and see incredible places across the world.     Elaine Barrett, a parkrunner at Braunstone in Leicester, heard about Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to Guatemala last year in the parkrun…

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