Read more › News - 11th September 2018

parkrunning with Multiple Sclerosis

I remember looking through a running magazine just after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2005. I cried when I saw an MS Society advert – I felt that in a moment I’d gone from being a runner to someone who people ran for.   I used to love running. I had run…

Read more › News - 6th September 2018

parkrun profile: Keswick juniors

Set within the Lake District is the popular town of Keswick. Among all of the fun things for people of all ages to experience in the Lakes, there is Keswick junior parkrun every Sunday morning!   Keswick junior parkrun Event Director Nic Wiseman tells us more…     I have been involved in parkrun since…

Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Get active using your local park or open space

Here at Intersport we’re aware that there are many different ways to get active and strong, and plenty of these don’t involve going to the gym. For those without gym access, or who simply prefer to use their garden or local park to get moving, we have compiled a list of some of the most…
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Running Down Dementia hits top gear

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia our best yet.   You’ve helped raise an incredible £335,000, with more donations still coming in. That’s an increase of a third on last year!   The vital funds will power pioneering dementia research projects…

Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Which type of parkrunner are you?

The parkrun community is made up of more than three million women, men, girls and boys of all ages and backgrounds, with more than 1,650 events taking place across 20 countries worldwide every week.   The numbers are huge and continue to grow by the tens of thousands each week, but there are certain characters amongst the…

Cover picture King's Lynn parkrun - The Red Mount
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

parkrun profile: King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn parkrun in Norfolk will celebrate its 7th anniversary in September and has steadily grown from the first run with 68 attending, to the current date when it regularly attracts in excess of 300 runners and on occasions over 400.    Gary Walker from King’s Lynn parkrun takes us behind the scenes at his home event……

Read more › News - 4th September 2018

parkrun Pacers: Anna Boniface

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…

Alan Broatch
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

The obstacles of life

In 2014 I was a 59-year-old Type 2 diabetic who had smoked since school. I was overweight with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Then one day that August, a lightbulb moment changed my life forever – and a few years later possibly saved it.    My family and I went to watch my son, Peter, who…

organ donation
Read more › News - 3rd September 2018

Forever grateful for giving me my life

Emma Barnes was diagnosed with liver cancer when she was 18 and underwent an organ transplant to save her life. After surgery Emma used parkrun to help regain her fitness and went on to win a silver medal for Great Britain at the World Transplant Games.   Five years on, Emma pays tribute to Chipping…

Read more › News - 30th August 2018

parkrun profile: Southampton

Southampton parkrun on England’s south coast regularly welcomes over 800 parkrunners on Saturday mornings.   Event Director John Grant tells us the story behind the event…   I took up parkrun in 2010 after a challenge from another player in my football team that he would beat me!   I was struck by the community…

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