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Read more › News - 29th March 2017

How to supercharge your workout

Whether it’s for your morning cardio or evening weights session, knowing what to eat and drink – and the best time to do it – can make the difference between a good workout and an amazing one.   To help you get the fitness feel good factor every time, our top personal trainer and nutritionist…

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Read more › News - 28th March 2017

Are you trying too hard to be happy?

The human race has developed an innate ability to over think everything, an ability that is slowly but surely leading us towards a nationwide stress epidemic.    We stress out after a tough day at the office, and then we read an article about how we should be happier and stress out because of that….

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Read more › News - 28th March 2017

Get set for spring with Intersport

It’s that beautiful time of year where the clocks have changed, the evenings are lighter, and we have months of longer days stretching out before us – hoorah!   Here at Intersport we love the feeling that we’re able to get so much more done with more daylight hours – and yes, that includes going…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2017

The sunshine is back – and so is RDD!

The clocks have gone forward, and there’s now even more time to go on a refreshing evening run after work. And from May, Running Down Dementia will be back!   We know so many of you enjoyed it last year – whether it’s to climb to the top of the competitive leaderboards, to set your…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2017

It’s all about you

My introduction to parkrun was perhaps a little different from most. On her way to Hillsborough parkrun every Saturday, my wife Caroline would drop me off a little way from the finish. My aim was simply to walk from there to the finish line before she finished her parkrun, and each week I would get…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2017

Cherish every step

In 2011 I suffered my first traumatic brain injury. I fell 20 feet and landed on my head.   A nurse who saw my accident thought I was dead, until she came over to me and realised I was still breathing. Nobody expected me to survive the night and was given just a 10% chance…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2017

Leading by example

Back in 2006 I realised that after three children I couldn’t stay thin without effort!   Never having done much exercise before, I joined a gym, and once I could run 17 minutes on the treadmill without stopping I felt brave enough to venture out to Bushy parkrun to try it out in real life. I had heard…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2017

Top gifts for Mother’s Day with Intersport

At parkruns up and down the country this weekend there will, as always, be mums of all ages and abilities running their weekly 5k – in addition to doing all the other fabulous things that mums generally do. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, this is a great chance to treat all the sporty mums out…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2017

Fancy sporting a smart new look for your parkruns?

We’ve got 15 pairs of these super-special t-shirts to give away in our latest prize draw. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page and tag someone you’d like to take running with you.   Click here to enter now!   Competition closes at midday on Thursday 30 March 2017. T&Cs apply.  …

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Read more › News - 17th March 2017

Bacteria: the good, the bad and the ugly

Gut health is a hot topic at the moment and here at Healthspan we have been discussing the ins and outs of ‘gut bacteria’ like never before.   This is a world that, little known to most, goes far beyond that of the brands Yakult and Activia. It is representative not of the kind of…

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