Read more › News - 15th May 2018

It’s a great time of year to be a parkrunner!

If there was ever a time to start running, it’s now! With these lovely long days and warmer weather, it is the perfect time to dig out those running shoes and get outside. Whether you want to do a few km at your local parkrun, a post-work run at sunset or a longer run in…

Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Paul’s parkrun tour of Northern Ireland

Fancy a parkrun challenge with a difference? Paul Clarke’s inspirational story will have you packing your apricot t-shirt and heading off on your own parkrun tour.   Paul completed Running Down Dementia in 2016 and ran the Belfast City Marathon last year, raising money for dementia research in memory of his dad. But this year…
Read more › News - 15th May 2018

parkrun Pacers: Robbie Britton

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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parkrun profile: Bedfont Lakes

Close to Heathrow Airport you can find Bedfont Lakes parkrun, tucked away in Bedfont, a suburban district of Hounslow in West London.   Core team member Emma Moreton tells us the story behind this hidden gem.     Bedfont Lakes parkrun launched in May 2009 and current Co-Event Directors are Ian Cockram and Claire Crook….

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Read more › News - 12th May 2018

Back from the dead

On this day in 2013 – the 12th of May - Sean Doyle woke up from an induced coma to be told he’d had a heart attack/cardiac arrest at Huddersfield parkrun. His odds of survival had been 6%.    Since that fateful day five years ago Sean has run 7,000 miles, including 150 parkruns, and volunteered…

Read more › News - 10th May 2018

Obese to healthy

Working from home isn’t easy. There’s little connection to the outside world and the food cupboards become a way of life. In my early twenties I was fit and a member of a running club, but at 47 those days were long gone! I weighted 20 stone, was an asthma sufferer and was classed as…

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parkrun Profile: Torbay Velopark

Torbay Velopark, situated on the south coast of Devon has not only recently celebrated its first birthday, but boasts a unique course, taking part on the track of a velopark. We talk to Jo Canham, one of the Run Directors at Torbay Velopark parkrun to find out more about this south westerly event…    …

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

Here’s to everyone who ran over the bank holiday!

Hands up who squeezed in an extra run over the bank holiday weekend? Here at Intersport we certainly did and, with better-than-average bank holiday weather, it seems to have a been a fantastic weekend of running for many! It’s been great to see so many runners new and old taking part in parkrun and enjoying…

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Capital city parkruns

Spring is a time when many people head off to Europe for a city break, and we all know the first thing you do when booking a holiday is find the nearest parkrun!     With parkruns now taking place in 20 countries worldwide, we take a closer look at eight European capital cities that…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

Waking up my legs

Last time you heard from me I was in a wheelchair suffering from Lyme disease. I had carers three times a day, lived downstairs in my house and couldn’t think clearly. To give myself a purpose I’d trained to be a Run Director at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, and two years on from the day my…

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