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Read more › News - 17th July 2018

Around the world in 100k

Where’s the strangest or most exotic place you’ve run?   Lots of you who are taking on the 100k Running Down Dementia challenge are so committed you continue clocking up the kilometres even while on holiday. And back at home we know many of you like to run off the beaten track where you pass some…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2018

A good heart

Following two heart attacks and a heart bypass in her early forties, parkrunner Kirsty Drummond was determined to help more communities acquire Public Access Defibrillators. Little did she know that she would end up using one to help save someone’s life at St Andrews parkrun.   In September 2012 I started at St Andrews parkrun…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2018

parkrun Profile: Horsham

Horsham parkrun in West Sussex joined the parkrun family in September 2014 and since then they have welcomed nearly 8,000 different people to their park.   Richard Mullans is a Core Team member at Horsham parkrun, and he tells us more about the event he calls home…     Having run marathons and half marathons…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2018

parkrun Pacers: Scott Overall

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…

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Read more › News - 12th July 2018

parkrun profile: Moors Valley

You can find Moors Valley parkrun in Ashley Heath, near Ringwood, in Dorset, South West England.   Event Director Gary Tyler tells us more…     I was one of a number of regular parkrunners from both Poole and Bournemouth who were approached by the original Event Director to help set up our event.   As…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite at the home of parkrun

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 30C, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Three qualities of parkrun

I’m a relative newbie to parkrun and this spring retired to Penrith in Cumbria. While taking part in Penrith parkrun, my new home event, and thinking about how friendly people were, just like at my former home parkrun in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, I remembered that an influential American therapist listed three qualities that are essential if…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Pro tips and tricks from Intersport for washing your workout gear!

It’s certainly the weather for washing – but do you know how to correctly wash your outdoor and workout clothes? At Intersport we’re here to provide expert advice as well as all the gear you need to do the sports you love – and that includes helping you to keep your gear in great condition…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

The seven-year-old running 100k

Are you thinking of signing up for Running Down Dementia but haven’t yet taken the plunge, or are you looking for motivation to keep running through the hot summer months? Then let us introduce you to one of our most remarkable runners whose story will surely inspire you.   Evie Flynn, from Bradford, may only…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

parkrun profile: South Oxhey

If you’re the proud owner of brand new running kit and would like to keep it in pristine condition during the depths of winter, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun. If you like being part of a mass participation event with hundreds of other parkrunners, don’t come to South Oxhey parkrun.       If,…

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