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Read more › News - 2nd March 2018

Battling endometriosis with parkrun

My name is Pippa and I suffer from Endometriosis (“Endo”). Endo has been part of my life since I was 13 years old but I was not officially diagnosed until I was 26. I was relieved when I finally knew why I had been suffering from excruciating pain for so long but on the flip…

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Read more › News - 1st March 2018

parkrun Profile: Guernsey

This week we jet off to Pembroke Bay where we find Guernsey parkrun and Event Director Lorna O’Donnell. With an iconic start in the shadow of the Loophole Tower, Lorna tells us more about the historic connection and sea views…     My first introduction to parkrun came when visiting family in the UK. I…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2018

The Mighty Quiz

Fancy finding out who’s the trivia king or queen among your fellow parkrunners, while also having fun and helping defeat dementia?   After a hugely successful first year, The Mighty Quiz is back for 2018. It’s a unique quiz which gives you all the tools you need to host an event and raise money for…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2018

parkrun Profile: Penrose

This week we catch up with Yvonne Turner, who tells us more about the most South Westerly parkrun in Britain: introducing Penrose parkrun located in Helston, Cornwall!     My first experience of parkrun was at Hackney Marshes in 2010 when there were just 27 runners and I thought how great it would be to…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2018

For us it’s just normal

My daughter Alice is my reason for running. She has the CASK gene mutation, causing parts of her brain to be underdeveloped. Alice is non-verbal, visually impaired and is fed through a tube directly into her stomach for 16 hours a day. Alice also has epilepsy, scoliosis and poor muscle control. Despite all of this…

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Read more › News - 22nd February 2018

parkrun profile: Cardiff

When Cardiff parkrun launched in 2008 it was the seventh event to join the parkrun family and the first outside of England.   Following on from its 10th birthday last weekend, Event Director Phil Cook looks back on an event that has had a significant impact on the Welsh capital and blazed the trail for…

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Read more › News - 21st February 2018

WIN the latest TomTom Bandit Action Camera with Intersport!

Where is your favourite place to run? Share your favourite run view with us and you will be in with a chance of winning the latest TomTom Bandit Action camera! All you have to do is post a short video or photo of your #runwithaview and you could be one of 10 (yes, TEN!) lucky…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2018

parkrun profile: Mersea Island

Mersea Island is an island in Essex in the Blackwater and Colne estuaries, to the south-east of Colchester. Around 8,000 people live on the island, and of course it has a parkrun!   Mersea Island parkrun Co-Event Director Viv Fox tells us more…     My son invited me to his local event at Netley…

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Read more › News - 19th February 2018

Website revamp

Ever wondered how much money parkrunners have raised for dementia research since 2015? Want to know in which county five parkrunners completed 11 parkruns in one day? Can you guess how much money parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK when he ran the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon?    Find all this…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2018

Look past the wobble and see the joy

“When I first saw the photo all I could focus on initially was the wobbly bits – I couldn’t see the joy that others saw. But the response I received helped me to gradually look past the wobble and see the joy.”     It popped up on my Facebook feed not so long ago that it…

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