Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkrun profile: Nostell

Pat Wood is one of the Event Directors at Nostell parkrun in Wakefield, taking place in a beautiful National Trust location. Pat tells us more about her home event…     I loved parkrun from doing it regularly at Pontefract parkrun, so when Nostell National Trust asked me to set an event up there, I…

Read more › News - 8th November 2018

parkrun profile: Rossmere juniors

Heidi Morrison from Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool tells us how her event came to fruition, and why the community has embraced junior parkrun…       I was never a runner until I had major surgery in 2012 for my Crohns Disease. Following recovery, I was almost dragged along to a local parkrun and…

Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Gavin and Stacey parkrun!

On Saturday, Billericay parkrun in Essex was cancelled for Bonfire Night, so more than 30 regular parkrunners travelled across the country to Barry Island parkrun in Wales for a very special Gavin & Stacey themed parkrun.   They were joined by hundreds of other parkrunners who came from all over the country, along with three…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

The inmates behind the world’s first prison parkrun

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I am the gym manager working in HMP Haverigg up in Cumbria. I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want…

Read more › News - 6th November 2018

Singing at the top of her voice

Ellie is 16 and has autism, which impacts on how she experiences the world and communicates with people. She attends a specialist autism sixth form college in Southport.   Ellie has always enjoyed being outdoors and loves being active so her dad and I decided to give her the opportunity to take part in Southport…
Read more › News - 6th November 2018

parkrun Pacers: Eleanor Davis

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 - 5th November 2018

A brief guide to the different types of dementia

Most of you will have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, but can you name some of the other forms of dementia?   Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for around two thirds of cases, with typical early symptoms involving memory problems, and changes in behaviour.   However, dementia is not just about…

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Read more › Awards, News - 2nd November 2018

Kettering parkrun wins Get Active Award 2018

Congratulations to Kettering parkrun, which has received the Kettering Borough Council Get Active Award 2018.   More than 4,500 people have registered Kettering as their home parkrun since it launched in September 2016. The Get Active Award is a well deserved recognition of all the work that goes into making parkrun happen every week. Just…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2018

parkrun profile: Surbiton juniors

Surbiton junior parkrun (Sjp) takes place in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, London, every Sunday morning. Event Director Danny Norman tells us more about the event he calls home…   In 2005 I had heard rumblings at my newly joined running club of a free 5k every Saturday morning in Bushy Park, called the Bushy…

Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Understanding health and happiness

parkrun has been so much more than a run or walk in the park since its beginnings 14 years ago. The seed that Paul Sinton-Hewitt planted has grown into a global international movement that is empowering people and communities, building friendships, solving societal problems, instilling confidence and, in the simplest terms, making people healthier and…

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