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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

Social Prescribing Day

More than 700 GP practices across the UK have now registered to become parkrun practices – this means they have partnered with their local parkrun event to signpost patients and staff to take part in parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions and improve physical and mental wellbeing.   Thursday 14 March is officially International Social…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

From stroke to start line

Whiteley parkrun regular Stephen Doherty explains how he overcame suffering a stroke to run his first ever race, the role walking at parkrun played in his recovery, and how he found his way to parkrun 250 miles away from home!   In August 2016, after a weekend of feeling unwell with dizziness and sickness, I…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2019

Teaching children about dementia

Having a loved one with dementia can be a very difficult experience for a family. For children, it can be particularly distressing.   Our children’s website Dementia Explained helps young people better understand dementia and supports parents in talking to their children about the condition.   It’s packed with engaging content that will appeal to…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2019

parkrun profile: Colchester Castle

The town of Colchester in Essex is one of the oldest towns in Britain, and the castle is a must-visit for tourists. It is also home to parkrun!   Gareth Gailey from Colchester Castle parkrun tells us more…     The first Colchester Castle parkrun event took place on Saturday 6 April 2013. Every week since hundreds…

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Read more › News - 5th March 2019

parkrun profile: Seaton

Seaton parkrun in Devon, in the south west of England offers, some of the most dramatic backdrops you will find at any parkrun anywhere in the world.    Carol Austin, the Seaton parkrun Co-Event Director, tells us the story behind the event, and what awaits those taking on the course…     After moving from…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2019

parkrunning through pregnancy

My name is Rosie Holliday and I’ve participated in parkrun for a number of years. Running at Carlisle parkrun has become a regular Saturday morning routine for me, my husband and our border terrier. It allows us to run and catch up with friends and family every week.    I found out I was pregnant…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2019

Running in honour of three grandparents affected by dementia

Burgess parkrunner Emi Morris will be among more than 1,500 runners taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution next month.   The 24-year-old, who also runs at the Shrewsbury and Erddig parkruns with her mum, is determined to support dementia research having seen three grandparents affected by the condition. Here she…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2019

Add some spring to your parkrun

As spring fast approaches, the longer, warmer days are an encouraging reason to get out to our local parkrun. We all understand the importance of keeping hydrated, but do we ensure we’re drinking enough?   You’ll need to take on more water before and after your parkrun to keep your muscles hydrated and reduce the…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Billericay 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 Billericay parkrun where they are proud to have developed visually impaired guide running. Like most parkruns, on a typical week Billericay parkrun in Essex welcomes some…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

Vote for us!

The BAFTAs are a distant memory and the Oscars are done and dusted for another year, but there’s another awards ceremony that needs your attention.   We’ve made the shortlist in the Large Charity category for The Running Awards – and we need the support of parkrunners to help us win.   We’ve narrowly missed…

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