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Read more › Awards, News - 16th July 2017

National Lottery Good Causes Award

parkrun is making a real difference in making the world a healthier and happier place in many different ways. One way is through our work to facilitate and encourage people with visual impairments to participate – as walkers, runners and volunteers.   Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a visual impairment, but fewer…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2017

Owing my life to parkrun

In 2011 I was a homeless alcoholic living underneath Brighton Pier. Six years on and I’ve completed my 100th parkrun surrounded by friends and well-wishers. Not only is my life now significantly different to what it was back then, but I feel that I actually owe my life, in part, to parkrun.   Following a happy,…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2017

One in a million

My five-year-old son Oliver has not had an easy life. He was born by emergency C-section and when he was passed over to me he had a nasty rasp to his breathing. He was quickly taken away from me and rushed into the neonatal intensive care unit.   The medical staff concluded that he had Laryngomalacia…

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Read more › News - 12th July 2017

11 parkruns, one day

A group of parkrunners have smashed a goal to run 11 parkruns in just one day! The group of five – Scott Clarke, Paul Bliss, Chris Poole, Dave Llewellyn and Steve Grout – describe themselves as ‘mad keen parkrunners’ and came together through a shared love of parkrun touring.   Between them the group, who…

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Read more › News - 12th July 2017

Expert advice from Intersport

Here at Intersport we’re big believers in the benefits of an active lifestyle, no matter your age or ability. The right physical activity is out there for everyone, and our job is to provide the right kit to make that happen!    Whether it’s for parkrun or any other activity, we are the experts and…

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Read more › News - 11th July 2017

Scottish parkrunners wanted for PhD research

I am a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University and my doctoral research is in the areas of gender and ageing within the field of sport. I am looking for female parkrunners in and around Central Scotland aged 60 and over who would be happy to be interviewed as part of my research.   These…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2017

Thank you volunteers

To all parkrun volunteers, THANK YOU! parkrun is an international success thanks to you.   As the Event Director of a new parkrun event, I’d like to express my gratitude to the most amazing team of volunteers. They are the most committed and reliable people. They are at the park every Saturday morning, come rain…

Ghurka Catterick
Read more › News - 7th July 2017

The parkrun Dream

I come from Nepal, the home of Mt Everest. For 30 years I worked as a civil servant for the Brigade of Gurkhas, a service that dates back to 1815, and I now work with the Gurkha army as a chaplain.   When I was 36 I moved to the UK having been based in…

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Read more › News - 7th July 2017

A permanent high five for all

A Joëlette is a specialist wheelchair, originally designed for hiking and trail walking, that I first saw being used when I ran the Rome Marathon in 2014. I was very moved by the inclusion this allowed, when I saw a young boy take his place in the Joëlette to participate in the event powered by a team of…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Going on holiday isn’t just fun – it’s good for your health 

Our friends at Healthspan have been looking into the benefits of getting away:   May and its endless bank holidays may seem like a distant memory, but if you’re lucky enough to have already booked in for a high season holiday you’re likely sat twiddling your thumbs as the departure date ebbs closer and closer….

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