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Read more › News - 3rd October 2017

Proud to be a partner of parkrun as we celebrate #parkrun13!

This Saturday 7 October marks a very special day for parkrun as it will be exactly 13 years since 13 people completed the very first parkrun! The international parkrun community is now huge and here at Intersport we are happy to be part of the family. As a proud partner and helping to keep parkrun free…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2017

Stats the way to do it

We’ve been crunching some numbers and have come up with some amazing statistics which highlight the success of the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun.   We were delighted when we joined forces with parkrun in 2015 as their charity partner and continue to be blown away every day by the support of parkrunners,…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2017

A safe place to learn

For people with Type 1 diabetes and those using insulin, hypos (or low blood glucose levels) are part of life. This week is Hypo Awareness Week and Fiona Pugh, one of the parkrun PROVE project Champions for Diabetes, tells us how she found that parkrun was a safe place to learn how to manage exercise…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2017

Running away from ‘The Big C’

Hi, my name is Sarah. I am 42 years old, I have a 10-year-old son and I am a regular at Beeston parkrun in Nottingham. I am writing this blog to inspire people to keep active during cancer treatment, because doing so has really helped get me through my own treatment so far.   Late…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2017

Research into running injuries: what would you do?

My name is Liz Clark and as part of my MSc at the University of Portsmouth, and Drug Safety Research Unit, Southampton, I am doing research into what runners tend to do when we experience symptoms of injury.   I would be grateful if you would spend five minutes completing a short anonymous questionnaire based…

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Read more › News - 29th September 2017

Focus on your ability

I lost sight in my right eye when I was four. I was on holiday with my family and we had just arrived at a campsite, which had a swing park and slide. I was on the slide at the top and somehow I fell off. Being 1970, ‘Health and Safety’ was not at the…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2017

A happy accident

How much do you remember about your first morning at parkrun? My memory is that it was fairly unremarkable if I’m honest, or at least it seemed so at the time. It was a dry, mild day in October and I hadn’t been running for all that long. I’d never done a timed 5k, other…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2017

The Leap of Faith

Why wouldn’t you sign up to parkrun?  For some it’s the distance.  For others it’s the time.  Or it might well be something that falls under the “I’ll do it next time” category…    Every parkrunner will know these feelings as we’ve all had the butterflies before deciding to go on your first parkrun!  But…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2017

A big High 5 to parkrunners who have taken part this month!

September is a brilliant month for events and there have been lots of fantastic races all over the UK these past few weekends. It’s been great to see so many parkrunners taking part in these events and showing off their parkrun t-shirts in the running crowd! It just goes to show that parkrun is an…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2017

50 parkruns in seven days? Piece of cake!

In early August we told you about Paul Muldoon and John Halliwell who were planning to run all the parkrun courses in the north west in as short a time as possible to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.    Well…they did it!    The dynamic duo from Stockport ran 50 parkruns over seven days…

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