Read more › News - 26th December 2017

Making my dad proud

My main motivation for starting parkrun earlier this year was to help me cope with the trauma of losing my father.   He was admitted to hospital in May 2016 with heart pain but was due to be discharged in June. However, three days before his release he had a fall in hospital and ended…

Read more › News - 23rd December 2017

Margaret Smith becomes oldest woman to join 250 Club

83-year-old Margaret Smith from Brueton parkrun has become the oldest woman in parkrun history to join the 250 Club. This is her story:   I was born on 21 January 1934 in Birmingham. My mother was the eldest of 14, so perhaps that’s the reason I ended up being an only child! The first school…

Read more › News - 20th December 2017

The story behind the photo

At first glance it may just look like a happy dog flying through the air, but this photo tells a much more important story.   In 2015 I was given this special little dog by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People after losing most of my hearing suddenly. His name is Rusty and he is trained…

Read more › News - 19th December 2017

Last-minute Christmas shopping made easy at Intersport 

There are always those who have Christmas all wrapped up with weeks to go, and then there are those who we LOVE who breeze through our doors on Christmas Eve not in the slightest bit panicked. You see, these are the people who know that they will always find the perfect gift at Intersport. A…

Read more › News - 18th December 2017

Run for Roy

The family and friends of a retired vicar who has dementia will be running at several parkruns in the UK and overseas tomorrow to raise money for research into the condition.   Roy Davies’ sons Martin and Hugh and daughters Hilary and Meryl, their families and many friends will all be running a parkrun in…

Read more › News - 17th December 2017

Three new parkruns coming to Germany in January

Following the successful launch of the first three parkruns in Germany earlier this month, three more events in Frankfurt, Berlin and Osnabrück will be joining the parkrun family in January 2018.   Hasenheide parkrun in Berlin and Nidda parkrun in Frankfurt will launch on 6 January, with Rubbenbruchsee parkrun starting on 13 January.    More information about each…

Read more › News - 16th December 2017

Some things never change

When John Ramsden turned 70 he marked the occasion by walking 700 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. 15 years later he has added the parkrun 250 Club to his list of achievements.    We asked this former London cabbie, who has been running since the 1960s, to share his secret of running longevity…

Read more › News - 15th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter, I fractured…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2017

parkrun and GoodGym: which shirt to wear?

parkrun and GoodGym, two of the UK’s biggest providers of free, organised physical activity and volunteering, joined forces in 2016 with the aim of supporting 60,000 older people by 2020.   Hassan Noshib from Mile End parkrun, who has run and volunteered more than 200 times at parkrun as well as being involved with Tower…

Read more › News - 13th December 2017

Christmas at parkrun

Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an opportunity…

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