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Read more › News - 8th January 2019

Going for a walk… for four years!

Is there a challenge you’ve always wanted to take on but have been put off by the sacrifices you’ll need to make to achieve it?   Perhaps you’ve always wanted to run a marathon but can’t face the hours of training or you want to take on a lengthy trek or cycle ride but can’t…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2019

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Worcester Pitchcroft 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 Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun in the West Midlands, which was the brainchild of local university student Sam Payne as part of a theoretical assignment.   The idea…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2019

parkrun profile: Riverside

Ian Goulding is the Joint-Event Director at Riverside parkrun, located in Chester le Street, County Durham.   Ian tells us about his parkrun journey, and why he loves his home parkrun…     What may seem an obvious progression for me started with a bi-annual medical where I was told off for not doing more exercise to…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Why I deserve your time

We want to wish everyone a happy New Year and thank you for your fantastic support for our Give It Your Best campaign.   Before Christmas we asked you to convert your personal best parkrun time into a donation for Alzheimer’s Research UK. If you haven’t done it yet, there’s still time to take part….

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill Training.   To help…

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Read more › News - 28th December 2018

Reflecting on the 2018 parkrun year

2018 has been a landmark year for parkrun around the world. I am proud that our movement is now widely viewed as an innovative health intervention with an impact that reaches far beyond our parks and open spaces on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yet importantly, the parkrun experience remains the same as it’s always been….

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Read more › News - 28th December 2018

Multiple Sclerosis takeover at parkrun

The first parkrun ‘takeover’ organised by parkrun’s Outreach Ambassadors for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Mark Taylor and Katherine Goulder, and with help from the MS Trust.    Here Mark tells us how this celebration of all things parkrun unfolded on Saturday 8 December at Letchworth parkrun…   It’s often said about parkrun that it’s a run…

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Read more › News - 21st December 2018

parkrun profile: Croxteth Hall

Chris Beyga and Lesley Neary are Co-Event Directors at Croxteth Hall parkrun in West Derby, Liverpool. They tell us more about their home event…     We knew there would be a demand for a parkrun at Croxteth, how could there not be?!   It’s a beautiful park with a one lap route, accessible to all….

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Read more › News - 21st December 2018

Filtering for a festive feast

With shopping centres filling up as we buy gifts for our loved ones and neighbourhoods shimmering with festive lights, it’s safe to say the hustle and bustle of Christmas 2018 is well underway!   As we prepare for the big day itself, making sure our festive season is the best it can be is at…

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Read more › News - 21st December 2018

parkrun profile: Wardown juniors

In Luton, Bedfordshire on Sunday mornings you can find Wardown junior parkrun. Event Director Rick Hares tells us more…       parkrun helped me back into running and a healthier lifestyle and I wanted to create the same fun parkrun family for juniors.    We are a nice friendly course with paved surface in a…

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