Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

parkrun profile: East Grinstead

East Grinstead parkrun in East Court, West Sussex is a popular destination for tourists in search of the letter E for their parkrun alphabet!   Lisa Compton tells us the story behind the event…     A group of us from a local running club started to run parkrun at nearby Tilgate every week. We…

Read more › News - 22nd October 2018

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Northala Fields parkrun

Each month our friends at Leeds Building Society explore a parkrun event and the positive impact it has had on the local community. This month’s Community Story is from Northala Fields parkrun in west London, which explains how the Nepalese community banded together to create a parkrun that is having a lasting effect on the…

Read more › News - 18th October 2018

parkrun profile: Stevenage

Stevenage parkrun in Herfordshire has been part of the parkrun family since May 2016. Run Director Jason Root tells us the inside story…     There were very few events in North Hertfordshire when I first heard about parkrun, so I decided to help get one up and running to have it right on my…

Read more › News - 17th October 2018

parkruns fit for royalty!

With more than 1,650 parks and open spaces around the world playing host to parkruns every weekend, there’s plenty of opportunities for an earl-y morning 5k.   From Queens and Princes to Victoria and Albert to Royal Tunbridge Wells, the latest edition of the parkrun Tourism Series reviews the royal miles of eight events that…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2018

Kit yourself out for a fantastic autumn of running with Intersport

October is a big month for running and we’d like to give a big shout out to everyone who’s taken part – or will be taking part – in a race this month! There have been some fantastic events in the diary and whether it’s your first time at your chosen distance or an attempt… (11)
Read more › News - 16th October 2018

Make a stand: Join the Dementia Revolution today

As a parkrunner you know that running isn’t just an individual pursuit. Being a parkrunner is about being part of a team, part of a movement, part of something bigger.   That’s also what we’re going to achieve with the Dementia Revolution, the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society as the Charity of…
Read more › News - 16th October 2018

parkrun Pacers: Kevin Seaward

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…

Read more › News - 16th October 2018

parkrun profile: Worsley Woods

Worsley Woods parkrun takes place in Worsley Woods, near the city of Salford in the north west of England. Run Director Colin Stephens tells us more…     I started a Couch 2 5k with my local running club, the target being parkrun as a finale. After that I kept coming back, as well as volunteering a few… (6)
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Too Cool for School

It is estimated that children aged 7-10 drink around seven times more soft drinks than tap water and approximately 40% don’t drink tap water at all*, meaning the average child doesn’t drink enough water during the school day.   Our friends at Aqua Optima are here to give us the top tips to keeping the…

Read more › News - 14th October 2018

Flying or walking – it doesn’t matter!

Chris Baldwin from Sixfields Upton parkrun joined the parkrun 50 Club at the weekend. He has achieved 11 PBs on his way and reduced his time from 56 to 31 minutes – all whilst undertaking and recovering from chemotherapy. This is Chris’ story…   It started as a cough that I just dismissed, but as time went on the…

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