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Read more › News - 31st January 2018

parkrun profile: Ruchill

Ruchill in northern Glasgow has traditionally been classified as having a high degree of deprivation. It has no library, gym, health centre, reliable bus service or pharmacy. But what it does have is a beautiful park and a strong sense of community, two ingredients that have combined to create a flourishing parkrun.   Ruchill parkrun…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2018

Coping with early-onset Alzheimer’s

This week we want to tell you about an inspirational parkrunner who finds running and volunteering at his local parkrun helps him to cope with Alzheimer’s disease.   Trevor Wise, who has been a regular parkrunner and marshal at the Rutland Water parkrun since signing up in the summer, first started showing symptoms around nine…

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Read more › News - 29th January 2018

Freshen up your running wardrobe with new season styles

What a great January it has been at parkrun, thousands of you took your first steps on the parkrun journey and thousands more continued with your favourite Saturday morning activity. We have to admit that with February here and the days starting to stretch out we’re pleased to leave January behind and get fired up…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2018

We are recruiting Event Support Ambassadors!

The parkrun Ambassador programme empowers volunteers to get involved with parkrun outside of their weekly events, and we are currently actively seeking passionate and enthusiastic people to join our fantastic team of Event Support Ambassadors.   Being an Ambassador means you get to help us activate new parkrun events, and support and guide our awesome…

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Read more › News - 25th January 2018

The perfect introduction to the fun of exercise

George Rainsford is an actor who plays the character of Ethan Hardy in the TV series Casualty, and is also well known for playing Jimmy Wilson in Call the Midwife. He began parkrunning 12 months ago as part of a New Year’s resolution and hasn’t looked back since.   I’ve been a keen runner since…

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Read more › News - 25th January 2018

parkrun profile: Watergrove

Nestled in the Pennines with an average of 70 finishers each week and a dedicated sheep marshal is Watergrove parkrun, Rochdale. This exhilarating off-road course has a hill so steep it is almost considered a fell run, and is one of a small number of parkruns to be held on private land.    Event Director Barbara Bayliss…

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Read more › News - 25th January 2018

Introducing Bressay parkrun in Shetland – the UK’s most northerly event

Kate Wills has lived on the island of Bressay nearly all her life, and recently became the Event Director of Bressay parkrun. The 29-year-old married mother of two, who works as a Social Worker and Retained Fire Fighter, tells us what it was like to set up one of the most remote parkruns in the…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

parkrun profile: Barking & Dagenham juniors

Barking and Dagenham (B&D) junior parkrun is located in the eastern London Borough of Barking and Dagenham   Sonya Veerasamy is a regular Run Director at B&D, and a parkrun Outreach Ambassador, and she tells us more about the event…     My brother, Kresh Veerasamy, set up the event in 2014 working with then Ambassador, Andrew Gwilliam,…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

Overcoming the odds

When Dean Bugler was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, his parents were told he would never be able to walk. 35 years later, this Luton Wardown and Houghton Hall parkrunner is training for his fifth marathon.    Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to move in…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2018

Family fundraiser smashes target

Just before Christmas we told you about the family and friends of retired vicar Roy Davies who were planning to run at several parkruns in the UK and overseas to raise money for dementia research in his honour.   We are delighted to announce that the “Run for Roy” event was a big success. They…

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