Read more › News - 5th June 2018

parkrun Profile: Roundhay

This week Event Director Graham Pawley talks us through the community spirit and three and a bit laps of Roundhay parkrun in Leeds, West Yorkshire – watch out for the Hill of Doom!     Nearly eight years ago, a friend persuaded me to try parkrun. Before then I hated running and thought runners were…
Read more › News - 5th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Noel Thatcher

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians, Paralympians 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 - 5th June 2018

Quench your thirst with #WaterWednesday

Aqua Optima is dedicated to supporting parkrunners in living a healthier and happier life. Hydration is key to helping you maximise your energy levels and help to achieve your parkrunning goals, which is why we are introducing #WaterWednesday!   What is #WaterWednesday? #WaterWednesday is a national campaign launched on Wednesday 6 June 2018, which will aim to…

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Physical activity – the best buy in public health

“Walking is the best medicine” Hippocrates, 470 BC   Adults are more than 20% less active since the 1960s, by 2030 it is predicted we will be 35% less active. This is a shocking statistic.   In my role as a practice nurse, I have been recommending a treatment that has had fantastic health outcomes…

Read more › News - 4th June 2018

Thank you parkrun, thank you NHS!

What fantastic British institutions: parkrun (or is that parkfun?) and the National Health Service (NHS). So how fitting that parkrun has teamed up with the NHS to celebrate 70 years of the health service?   parkrun has certainly helped with my return to fitness and without our fantastic NHS and dedicated staff, I may not be…

Read more › News - 1st June 2018

Brain haemorrhage to parkrun, thanks to the NHS

The survival statistics after suffering a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage are not good. Many die on the spot when they happen, many are crippled for life, and an exceptionally lucky few recover. Simon Shrouder is one of the lucky few.   In the week that parkruns across the country prepare to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS,…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2018

If Sally can do it

Sally Moore (second from right) was diagnosed with Grade 3, Stage 3 breast cancer in 2012 following almost six years of regular checks. After 13 cancer-related operations over several years, Sally took part in the inaugural Brighouse parkrun in September 2016, and she hasn’t looked back since.   In June 2006 I found a lump…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2018

parkrun profile: Tamar Lakes

Tamar Lakes parkrun can be found “in the middle of nowhere” on the Devon and Cornwall border near Bude.   Belinda Walker, one of the Tamar Lakes parkrun Run Directors tells us more…     When our parkrun was set up there was only one other locally about one hours drive away, and we were convinced…

Read more › News - 30th May 2018

Growing parkrun in Scotland

With parkrun in Scotland now in its 10th year, parkrun’s Lead Ambassador in Scotland Liz Corbett reflects on how it has grown from humble beginnings in 2008 to more than 50 weekly events.   The first parkrun in Scotland took place at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow on 6 December 2008 with 44 finishers and seven…

Read more › News - 30th May 2018

Five “are we there yet?” parkruns

Many parkrunners are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which parkrun to visit each week. But for some, their home event is hundreds of miles from the next closest parkrun.   In the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series, we take a look at five of the most remote parkruns around the globe……

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