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Read more › News - 28th June 2017

Running on flower power

It was through a love of the outdoors that I took up running. It also inspired an interest in natural history, and led me to seek a career in nature conservation. They are compatible interests, particularly in the summer months when I can escape the traffic fumes and take off over the fields on the…

Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2017

Susie looking good in Pro Touch 

A couple of months ago, regular parkrunner and endurance athlete Susie Chan reviewed the new Pro Touch running gear and loved it. She has since been spotted wearing it on her daily runs, and is now the front-page athlete and featured story in the latest Outdoor Fitness magazine.   Pro Touch is exclusive to us at Intersport and we’re proud to…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2017

Could you be a dementia volunteer?

Want to help us defeat dementia but not sure how? Whether you have a loved one living with the condition or just want to help us in the fightback against dementia there is plenty you can do.   One of our supporters, Emdad Rahman, has shown how easy it is to spread the word and…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2017

A social movement

Fiona McAnena is a parkrunner and also a management consultant and business writer. She wanted to find out how parkrun went global despite itself, and what businesses in pursuit of growth could learn from it.   As part of her research, Fiona interviewed our founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, chief executive Nick Pearson and chief operating officer Tom…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st June 2017

Introducing parkrun STARs

Last weekend, over 180 parkrun Ambassadors, staff and volunteers came together at the parkrun Annual Conference and we used this opportunity to introduce a brand new volunteer role: parkrun STARs.   STARs is an acronym for Story-Tellers, Advocates and Role Models and summarises perfectly what the role is all about. STARs will be helping us…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2017

Do you shop in Sainsbury’s?

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Harry Gardner is calling on parkrunners to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the charity of the year at their local Sainsbury’s store, in honour of his grandmother.   The 17-year-old pulled on the heartstrings of the nation when he performed his song Not Alone about his nan, Maureen. He…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2017

Dynamic Duo

If you love running with your kids, meet the dynamic mother-daughter duo Rachel and Zara Bishop.   At just nine years-old, Zara has taken on what most adults see as a huge challenge, by choosing to run 100k over the summer as part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s virtual fundraising campaign, Running Down Dementia. She has…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2017

Get the right shoe for you with Intersport

If there’s one piece of kit that’s essential to get right with running, it’s your footwear. Many Intersport stores across the country offer gait analysis to help you choose the right shoe, but Intersport Christopher Hull Sport in Tonbridge has gone one step further and installed a state-of-the-art Monolith Motion Analysis machine. If you’re in…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2017

Leeds Building Society community survey

At Leeds Building Society, community is really important to us, so we’d like to understand more about how close you feel to the community in which you live and whether exercise has a positive impact on this.   Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey, and be in with a chance to…

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