Read more › News - 11th December 2018

parkrun profile: Bracknell

Bracknell is a town in Berkshire, England, and is home to Bracknell parkrun every Saturday morning.   Event Director Naomi Aitken tells us more about the core team, and what the event means to the community…     I got involved with parkrun after being dragged to other parkruns by my very speedy husband. I finished…

Read more › News - 11th December 2018

parkrun Pacers: Georgie Bruinvels

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…

Kelly Barton and Simon
Read more › News - 10th December 2018

Stories from a parkrunning GP

This article first appeared in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare and the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) has kindly allowed it to be reproduced here. My name is Dr Simon Tobin and I’ve been an NHS GP and trainer in Southport for 25 years. I am also one of parkrun’s volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors. My…

Read more › News - 6th December 2018

Never too old to parkrun!

parkrun is the name, but look more closely and you’ll see that this is a whole lot more than a run in the park: walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate – parkrun is whatever you want it to be, and everyone is invited to come along.    What started out as a handful of friends jogging a…

Read more › News - 6th December 2018

parkrun profile: Cambridge juniors

 In Milton, just outside Cambridge, every Sunday morning you can find Cambridge junior parkrun. Sarah Lee from Cambridge juniors tells us more…   We love our event because it keeps our children active, has let us make lots of really good friends and makes us feel part of a welcoming community.     Our 2k course… (2)
Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Vitality Volunteer of the Month

Our friends at Vitality have been celebrating the volunteers who you can’t live without through their Volunteer of the Month programme. We take a look at some of the most recent winners. And it’s not too late, if you know someone at your local parkrun who you feel is deserving of Vitality’s Volunteer of the Month, please nominate… (1)
Read more › News - 5th December 2018

How is dementia diagnosed?

In the time it takes you the read this article, someone in the UK will develop dementia.   There are estimated to be 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and someone develops the condition every three minutes. However, only around 500,000 will have a formal diagnosis.   This is because diagnosing dementia can be…

Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Enjoying every minute of it

44-year-old Gail Tennant began running in 2015 when she was 22 stone. Since then she has completed 79 parkruns, 13 half marathons and one marathon, become a Jogscotland Jog Leader, and lost more than half her body weight. Gail, from Strathclyde parkrun in Scotland, has kindly shared her inspiring and uplifting story:   I had been…

Read more › News - 5th December 2018

parkrun Wildlife

Almost 1,700 communities worldwide are now home to parkrun events every Saturday and Sunday, and just like the variety of parkrun courses, parkrunners come in all different shapes and sizes, ages and experiences, coming together every week for a walk, jog or run, followed by a coffee and a chat.   Whilst man’s best friends, the four-legged parkdogs…

5 reasons parkrun blog
Read more › News - 4th December 2018

Five Reasons Why Drinking Water Can Make You Happier

The importance of water for our bodies is not news to anyone. It is common knowledge that drinking water regularly and staying hydrated maintains a healthy and active body. However, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it seems many of us sideline the H2O in favour of a hot, caffeinated drink to keep…

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