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Read more › News - 10th April 2018

parkrun profile: Lytham Hall

The town of Lytham is situated on the Fylde coast, south of Blackpool, in the North West of England. Among the various attractions the town has to offer, there is of course, a parkrun!   Lytham Hall parkrun Event Director Kirsten Burnett tells us more…     As a new runner myself, I went to Preston parkrun as I’d…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2018

parkrunning in Cape Town

For the last few weeks, our friends at Vitality have been running an exciting competition, rewarding you for walking, jogging, running and volunteering at parkrun. In fact, the more times you participate at parkrun, the more chance you have a winning a prize. Best of all, their star prize is a parkrun trip to South…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2018

parkrun profile: Harrow

Harrow parkrun in Greater London joined the parkrun family in May 2015.   Event Director Mike Lepps tells us the story behind this thriving “undulating” parkrun…     A running friend had discovered the parkrun event at St Albans and was taken by the simplicity of the concept: register, turn up and run for free…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Run 100km, raise £100 – are you up for the challenge?

The Easter break is nearly over, the snow has melted and summer is on its way – which means Running Down Dementia is back!   This is your chance to challenge yourself: pledge to run or walk 100k and raise £100 for dementia research and you’ll join the thousands of parkrunners around the country coming…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Introducing your local Intersport retailer for all your running needs

As a proud partner of parkrun helping to keep parkrun free, we’d love to highlight our community to you and show how we’re working to support parkrun – and parkrunners – across the country.   We’re excited to reveal that we’ll be introducing you to your local Intersport store over the coming weeks, so keep…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

parkrun profile: Stormont

Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is home to the Parliament Buildings of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It is also home to Stormont parkrun!   Event Director Mel Boyle tells us more…     I registered for parkrun in 2010 after reading about the launch of the first parkrun in Northern Ireland at Waterworks, but I didn’t run…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2018

parkrun profile: Rutland Water

Rutland Water is a reservoir in the county of Rutland and is a popular destination for a spot of sailing, fishing, cycling and water sports… and of course, parkrun!   Emma Herd is part of the Core Team at Rutland Water parkrun, and she tells us more about her home event…     Rutland Water parkrun launched…

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Read more › News - 2nd April 2018

parkrun Pacers: Josh Griffiths

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 new PB….

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Read more › News - 28th March 2018

Thirsty? You’re already dehydrated

Water is essential to human life and the body cannot function without it, especially when exercising. To keep your energy levels high and to ultimately keep you healthy, drinking water and staying hydrated is key, which is why our supporter and ‘hydration heroes’ Aqua Optima, are keen to ensure parkrunners are hydrating, by explaining why…

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