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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

Thousands of parkrunners support Running Down Dementia

What an incredible first month for Running Down Dementia.   More than 2,140 people are helping Alzheimer’s Research UK take great strides forward in the fightback against dementia by challenging themselves to run or walk 100k before 31 August. Once again parkrunners from across the UK are at the forefront of this year’s campaign, with…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

Lyme disease: a runner’s story

In May last year, Karrie Hill-Hughes went for a lunchtime run in a London park and came home with Lyme disease. 12 months on and she’s shared her experience of this debilitating condition with us.    Lyme disease was something that I had never heard of. Ticks never crossed my mind. Nor did the dangers of ticks….

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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

parkrun Profile: Portrush

This week we head to the sandy shores of Northern Ireland. Held entirely on East Strand Beach with stunning views of the Giant’s Causeway Headlands, Faye, Mervyn and Pam talk us through Portrush parkrun.     When I (Faye), moved to Portrush and heard there was a parkrun held in my hometown, I began to…

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Read more › News - 4th May 2018

parkrun Pacers: Aly Dixon

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 - 3rd May 2018

parkrun profile: Goole

Goole parkrun in East Yorkshire joined the parkrun family in 2015 after the efforts of a core team of eight volunteers secured a grant and support from the local community.   Event Director Chantelle Smith tells us more…     I began working towards setting up our local parkrun with a wonderful core team of eight…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

Signs you should be topping up your exercise bottle with filtered water

We’re told that the adequate daily water intake varies between 1.6-2.5 litres a day in order to keep our hydrated bodies feeling energised and concentration levels high. With healthy living at the forefront of our minds, our supporters, hydration and filtration experts Aqua Optima, have given us the best insights into the difference between tap…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2018

Nordic Walking at parkrun

Nordic Walking is the fastest growing exercise activity in the world, enjoyed by more than 10 million people of all ages and backgrounds. We asked Colwick parkrunner Louise Third MBE, a Nordic Walker and breast cancer survivor who recently joined the 100 Club, to tell us why this form of exercise is a much more vigorous…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2018

parkrunning with asthma

My full name is Matthew William John Bennett. I am 66, I have asthma, and I have completed 231 parkruns. Today is World Asthma Day and this is my asthma/running story.   I was diagnosed as an asthma sufferer from an early age, and as a child recall that I suffered chronic asthma with extensive…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2018

junior parkrun profile: Hanworth

Hanworth junior parkrun is located in Feltham, West London, not far from Heathrow Airport. In fact, the course takes place on the site of one of the first airfields in the country, and is where Sir Mo Farah did much of training before going on to be a global superstar.       Hanworth junior…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2018

Falls parkrun in Belfast to host Irish language celebration on 26 May

Earlier this year Oireachtas na Gaeilge distributed wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (‘I speak Irish’) to Irish speaking parkrunners, so that they could identify other Irish speakers at parkruns and chat to them. More than 1,500 bands have since been distributed to 64 parkruns.   Falls parkrun in Belfast is now inviting Irish speakers around…

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