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Read more › News - 29th May 2018

parkrun profile: Wallace

You can find Wallace parkrun in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Hundreds of people have been walking, jogging, running and volunteering at the event every Saturday since it joined the parkrun family in March 2013.   Event Director Beverly Reid tells us more…     When I heard that parkrun was coming to Wallace Park I decided…

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Read more › News - 24th May 2018

parkrun profile: Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth parkrun is located in the historic market town of Aberystwyth in West Wales in Cardigan Bay. Located by the seaside, the town is a popular tourist destination, and even more so for parkrun tourists!   Anita Worthing, Event Director at Aberystwyth parkrun tells us more…     Aberystwyth was the fourth parkrun to start in Wales when…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

parkrunning home and away

63-year-old Stephen Cowell (third from left) has been the full-time kit manager at Championship football club Preston North End for the past two seasons, and during this time he has taken part in parkrun before every match – both home and away.   Along the way he has inspired players, staff and supporters to join…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

Helping parkrunners to achieve their goals, every step of the way

It’s great to see numbers going up and up at parkrun and more of you taking the first steps to completing a 5k! Whether you run, jog, walk, chat, watch the clock, walk the dog or push the buggy, parkrun is for everyone. The great thing is you can make of it what you want….

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

What actions will you take to help defeat dementia?

Whether big or small, your actions will make a difference in the fightback against dementia.   We are so proud that parkrunners are such amazing fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Many of you have also taken on sporting events and challenges for us, such as Running Down Dementia, with the total money raised by parkrunners…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2018

Running with dementia

My name is Jo and I have dementia. My parkrun journey began in 2012 in the cold snow at Bramhall parkrun. I first got into running through a chance meeting with the coach of a local running club. My husband, Don, had previously started running to lose weight, and I noticed how much he was…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2018

parkrun Pacers: Mara Yamauchi

Each week we invite international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches 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.   This week it’s the turn of Mara Yamauchi!   Mara is…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2018

parkrun profile: Alness

Alness, in the county of Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands, is famous for being adorned by flowers maintained by volunteers. It is a past winner of the Britain in Bloom award.   In the summer of 2017 it joined the parkrun family, and Alness parkrun Event Director Ros Jemmett tells us more.     I’d…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2018

Truly at home

My dad Brian has always kept himself very fit – in his younger years he ran most days. After my mum passed away just over two years ago Dad felt very lost, so my husband Gary and I encouraged him to give parkrun a try.   In September 2017, after Gary and I returned from…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2018

parkrun in Wales welcomes 100,000th finisher

parkrun in Wales welcomed its 100,000th different finisher today (Saturday 19 May) 10 years after the first Welsh parkrun started in Cardiff with just 56 finishers and 11 volunteers.   Almost 6,000 of the 100,000 people to take part in parkruns in Wales identified themselves as ‘inactive’ when they registered with parkrun, and more than…

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