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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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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Incredibly good reasons for running

Here at Intersport we’re big fans of running and we’d hazard a guess that, as parkrunners, you are too! We probably don’t need to tell you that the physical and mental benefits of running make it one of the ultimate options available. From better overall health to improved fitness and even greater happiness, the benefits…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Ditching the disposable bottle

It is estimated that 7.7 billion plastic bottles of water are purchased in the UK every year with only 43% being recycled and the rest feeding into landfill and our oceans*. From festivals to supermarket retailers, the UK is truly tackling a war on plastic.   With this in mind, our friends at Aqua Optima…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

National Park parkruns

Known as Britain’s breathing spaces, there are 15 National Parks across the country – areas of spectacular landscape that are protected so everyone can visit and enjoy them.   Join us on a trip to the 10 National Parks that host a parkrun each Saturday.       1. Aviemore parkrun, Cairngorms National Park    …

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun profile: Woodhouse Moor

Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds was the first parkrun to launch outside of London. Anne Akers is the Event Director at Woodhouse Moor, and she tells us more about one of the oldest parkruns in the world…     It was someone at the local climbing wall who mentioned parkrun, I’d never heard of it, but…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun Pacers: Ross Murray

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…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2018

Seeing things differently: living with a rare form of dementia

Imagine trying to run when you can’t be sure of your footing because you’re struggling to distinguish your surroundings properly. A closed drain appears to be open, a kerb appears higher or lower than it is and the sun blinds you despite you not looking directly at it.   Did you know there’s a form…

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Read more › News - 25th August 2018

A fitting tribute

Simon Stimpson had a cardiac arrest at Linford Wood parkrun during his 50th event in June and was revived by quick thinking parkrunners around him. Seven weeks later he returned as Tail Walker to complete his milestone, and was once again Tail Walking today alongside local Olympic gold medallist and #teamparkrun ambassador Greg Rutherford.  …

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Read more › News - 23rd August 2018

parkrun profile: Southport

Southport parkrun in Merseyside has had a huge impact in the local community, forming close links with a number of health services to increase provision for physical activity in the area.   Keith Lunt from Southport parkrun tells us more…     I started taking part in parkrun as a competitive runner, but what I…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Pancake parkruns!

Some people love the feeling of walking, jogging and running up hills. Whether that be for the challenge of the climb, the views and scenery at the top, or the freewheeling sensation on the way down.   On the other hand, there are those who don’t! Some parkrunners like to keep their free, weekly, timed…

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