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Read more › News - 29th July 2017

My miracle

It was January 2011, early morning, and I was crawling along the landing to the bathroom beside my eight-month-old son. “Great game daddy”, he looked like he was saying to himself with a giggle. I wish that had been the case. I couldn’t stand, let alone walk, and had many a sleepless night. A year before…

Charlie
Read more › News - 27th July 2017

From a Dad: how parkrun transformed my son

My 13-year-old son Charlie* recently completed his 80th parkrun. It is now four years since we started our Saturday ‘Dad and Son’ routine, and Charlie’s physical strength, stamina and all-round sporting confidence have been thoroughly transformed thanks to parkrun.   When Charlie was born there was speculation about all manner of nasty diseases, chief among them being…

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Read more › News - 26th July 2017

100k in one day

Imagine running 100k in a day. Well, seasoned parkrunner Harriet Frost did more than imagine it; she completed the mammoth distance in just 14 hours as part of our Running Down Dementia challenge!   The run, which saw Harriet tackle 100k across the North Wessex Downs in Oxfordshire from Lewknor to the Thames crossing at…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2017

Free water bottle with any Energetics online purchase! 

Intersport have got a great offer on at the moment where you receive a FREE water bottle with the online purchase of any item from their Intersport exclusive Energetics women’s fitness range!    Training t-shirts start from just £9.99, and you can of course claim your 10% discount as part of our ongoing parkrun partnership…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2017

British Olympic & Paralympic athletes to Tail Walk as part of #teamparkrun

Many of you will know that parkrun started its life as a 5k ‘time trial’. Most of my friends were runners, I got my running club involved, and there was minimal signage and support along the route, meaning it was inevitable that we would attract people who were already runners. This was our natural starting…

Neil Cole awards
Read more › Awards, News - 21st July 2017

Paying it forward

I was delighted to see the four amazing parkrunners who saved my life in 2015 recognised with an award at a ceremony hosted by London Ambulance Service. The LAS ‘Saving Lives Awards’ are designed to recognise members of the public who have done something incredible and intervened in a situation to help save somebody’s life….

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Read more › News - 20th July 2017

Congratulations on another record-breaking year

We’d like to congratulate all our Virgin Money London Marathon runners for another record-breaking year! Together, all 240 runners, including ballot runners who chose to fundraise for us, raised £483,000!   The money will go towards vital dementia research across the country. This week is the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017, the biggest annual meeting…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2017

Give back to parkrun at the Shoreditch 10k

Following on from the great success of the London 10 Mile event, our event partners CSM Active have announced another major new closed road running event that will be donating a percentage of its entry revenue to parkrun.   The first event in the exciting new London-based adidas City Runs series is the Shoreditch 10k….

gadget research
Read more › News - 17th July 2017

Research about activity and food logging

Do you use an app as part of your training or diet? What motivates you to do so? How do you use and share logging information? Do you have privacy concerns about how your data is used?   We are a group of researchers from the University of Sheffield investigating how runners use activity tracking…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2017

Celebrate a summer of running

With schools breaking up for the summer, we’re more than a little excited here at Intersport. It’s a fabulous time of year for fun with family and friends, and a welcome break from routine. Wherever your adventures take you, don’t forget to pack your running shoes.    Whether you’re staying in the UK or heading…

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