Read more › News - 16th January 2017

Lots to look forward to with Intersport this year!

This time last year we were about to host our very first partnership event with parkrun and it’s really exciting to see what we have achieved over the past year! What started with the opening of Intersport Wimbledon and a parkrun on Wimbledon Common last January turned into a year of four partnership videos, an…

Dawn 2
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

So excited for my year ahead

“I love this photo of me at parkrun. For someone with low confidence to love a photo of them where there are jiggly bits, sweat, no makeup and no posing is highly unusual – but this is now my Facebook profile picture and I share it with pride. It shows the joy and sheer happiness…

Sarah Beattie
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

It made my friends and I laugh at how grumpy my husband looked at the prospect of running on Christmas Day! But both he and my daughter did it because they asked ‘would us joining you at parkrun on Christmas Day make you happy?’ Of course my response was ‘yes, it would make me really…

Read more › News, Press - 13th January 2017

parkrun partners with CSM Active

parkrun UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with CSM Active, the new mass participation events division of CSM Sport & Entertainment.   CSM Active is a division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, which is chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe. It will launch a number of brand new major closed road running events providing…

Read more › News - 12th January 2017

Meet Louise – parkrunner A3000000

On 15 December 2016 Louise Edwards became the 3 millionth person globally to register with parkrun. We asked Louise to explain her motivation for signing up and to jog us through her first parkrun experience last weekend.   — My 14-year-old son recently decided to go for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. parkrun seemed…

Read more › News - 10th January 2017

The other side of the scanner

By taking on the role of tail runner at Pontefract parkrun at the weekend, Yvonne Edwards was volunteering for the 250th time and also completing her first ever parkrun.   We asked Yvonne to tell us about her parkrun journey, and to impart some words of wisdom for those taking their first parkrun steps or…

Robin Swindell
Read more › News - 9th January 2017

The silver lining

Robin Swindell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in May 2013, and manages the condition with diet, exercise and oral medication. He is a keen runner, occasional cyclist and can usually be found at Oak Hill parkrun at 9am on Saturdays.   My parkrun story came very close to never happening; like many people…

Read more › News - 8th January 2017

January running with Intersport whatever the weather!

After the excitement of Christmas and the dawn of a new year it’s easy to feel the ‘January blues’, with the days short and the cold weather firmly upon us. But we hardly need to tell you parkrunners that one of the best ways to feel great, no matter what the weather’s doing, is to…

Read more › News - 8th January 2017

Alzheimer’s at 30

Last week in the news you may have seen a story about Carla Bramall, a 39-year-old mum-of-two living with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Carla was just 30 when her symptoms started, and was diagnosed with the rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s at the age of 36. She is now bedbound in a care home and unable to…

Read more › News - 7th January 2017

Something there for everyone

My son Ruaridh is 10 and has Asperger Syndrome.   When I started taking him to Andover parkrun in September 2014 it’s safe to say that he was a bit reluctant. 5k is, after all, a long way for a first-timer, let alone an eight-year-old as he was then. Add to that it being a…

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