Read more › News - 1st December 2017

Live your life the best you can

My name is Amanda Worne. I am 46 years old, a married mum of four, and often it takes me longer to get out of bed in the morning than it does to do a parkrun. But it hasn’t always been like this.   In August 2015 the brakes on my bike failed on a…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

Endometriosis, volunteering and why I love not being able to run!

Catherine Ward, one of parkrun’s Champions for Endometriosis, explains how her recent recovery from surgery has helped her fall in love with volunteering.   On a sunny Saturday in August I visited Rothwell parkrun for a spot of tourism and a good run and a catch up with my parkrun friends. It’s always fun going…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

parkrunning with a heart condition

Southport parkrun regular Sue Cooper tells us how parkrun helped her reconnect with running following a cardiac arrest, and then became so much more.   I’ve always loved running. When I was little, I used to pester my sister to race me back home from school and I’d never dream of walking anywhere if I…

Read more › News - 29th November 2017

Donate Your Time is back!

Have you got that festive feeling yet? Well whether you’re holding out to Christmas Eve to celebrate or have already decked the halls with holly you can give the gift of hope throughout December with the return of Donate Your Time.   If you’re a seasoned parkrunner you may have previously taken part in Donate…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2017

Taking the hassle out of travelling

One of the best aspects of a parkrun is the organisation.  Knowing that all you need to do is turn up in your trainers (and woolly layers at this time of year!) is liberating – it completely takes away the hassle of figuring out the logistics.   Sound like you?  Here at Exodus Travels we strive…

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Read more › News - 23rd November 2017

The Back to Front parkrunner

I believe the majority of people who start going to parkrun start off slowly and then go chasing PBs and get faster. Well I am the opposite. Let me take you back to the start of my parkrunning journey.   I first started running back in 2009 when I entered the 2010 London Marathon to…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2017

John clocks up 2,660km 

This week we want to celebrate the incredible effort of Hazlehead parkrunner John Elrick who finished top of the Running Down Dementia distance leaderboard.   John clocked up 2,660km between May and the end of October – that’s further than the distance from his home in Aberdeen to Moscow!   The 61-year-old was also part…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2017

parkrun for people affected by obesity

My name is Ruth and I am the parkrun volunteer PROVE Champion (parkrun – Running or Volunteering for Everyone) for people who are affected by overweight and obesity. The PROVE project aims to engage and encourage those with a specific long term condition to take park in parkrun either walking, running or volunteer.   You…

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Read more › News - 18th November 2017

Black Friday celebrations at Intersport!

It’s hard to escape the fact that today is Black Friday and, whilst that might make some of us want to run off into the hills, we’ve got to admit it’s a fantastic chance to snap up some new running gear for a fraction of the price! Here at Intersport we’re celebrating Black Friday some extra special deals on…

Read more › News - 17th November 2017

The Barrett Family – 1,000 parkruns and counting!

Jenny and Damian Barrett and their four children from Chelmsford Central parkrun have completed more than 1,000 parkruns between them, not to mention Grandma Barrett who decided to join them and now has almost 150 parkruns under her belt. Mum Jenny shares their story…   Team Barrett Damian (46) Jenny (45) Maia (15) Layla (13)…

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