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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

parkrun profile: South Oxhey

If you’re the proud owner of brand new running kit and would like to keep it in pristine condition during the depths of winter, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun. If you like being part of a mass participation event with hundreds of other parkrunners, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun.       If,…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

parkrun Pacers: Martin Yelling

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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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 9th July 2018

Don’t stop your feet

I started doing Waterworks parkrun in Belfast in July 2015 and my weekends haven’t been the same since. I start most weekends meeting friends, chatting, socialising and having a coffee before I’m reminded that there’s the small matter of a 5k to complete!   The following year when I noticed the banner announcing the start…

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Read more › News - 4th July 2018

parkrun profile: Valley

In Newtownabbey, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland you can find the “undulating” Valley parkrun, one of more than 25 parkruns in Northern Ireland.   Denis O’Donnell & Event Director Stephen Bartley from Valley parkrun tell us more…     I became involved with parkrun through a work colleague and never looked back! I love the variety of parkrunners attending…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

The Ramgarhia Sikh Temple Couch to 5k

The Ramgarhia Sikh Temple (RST) is located in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and was founded back in 1969. The congregation is from all parts of Birmingham and although the Gurdwara (temple) is open to everyone every day, the main congregation usually gets together as a group on a Sunday morning.   Health conditions such…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

parkrun Pacers: Tom Craggs

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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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

parkrun Profile: Pontefract

Pontefract parkrun in West Yorkshire joined the parkrun family on Saturday 7 May 2011. 42 people completed the 5k course that day, and in the six years that have followed, the number of finishers is now ten times that number!   Co-Event Director of Pontefract parkrun, Joanne Conroy, tell us the story behind the event…  …

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2018

How to keep your cool while running

While for many of us the summer means more time to run, it has almost posed a bit of a problem in being too hot to run over recent weeks! Not something we usually report in the UK, but we’re certainly finding it easier to go out first thing to beat the heat, or else…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2018

Join Simon Pegg in highlighting the impact of dementia on the brain

Do you know that a brain with Alzheimer’s disease shrinks four times faster than a healthy one?   This shocking fact is highlighted in our new awareness film called Dementia Uncovered, which is introduced and narrated by Hollywood actor Simon Pegg.   You can join the Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek star and…

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Read more › News - 28th June 2018

parkrun profile: Tilgate

Tilgate parkrun is located in Crawley, in West Sussex, and they have been scanning barcodes every Saturday since their very first event in June 2012.   Tilgate parkrun Core Team member Alnur Hassam, and regular parkrunner Craig Jenkins tell us more about the parkrun they call home…     Alnur: I started parkrunning at Brighton & Hove parkrun on my…

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