Garry Rimmer
Read more › News - 11th May 2017

A sense of belonging

“It feels like my body is packing up on me.”   That’s how I described it to my parents one Sunday morning in August 2015. This was after a few months of feeling strange, and regularly not being able to sleep due to a pounding head and feeling flushed. I took my blood pressure on…

Read more › News - 11th May 2017

Feedback From The Field

I ran my first parkrun at Erddig recently. I am approaching 60 in July and have set myself a few challenges, especially having lost five stone over the past two years. First was to complete a C25K programme, which I did with my friend Tracey who supported me along the whole process, and then to…

Read more › News - 10th May 2017

Celebrities back Running Down Dementia 2017 

We are delighted to have the backing of BAFTA award-winning actress Vicky McClure and much-loved TV personality Russell Grant who are asking people to sign up to Running Down Dementia.   With a pre-registration of more than 900 runners we are looking forward to seeing thousands of parkrunners sign up to run 100k and raise £100…

Dave Record
Read more › Awards, News - 10th May 2017

Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun named Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun on being named Rochford District Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2017.   Dave, who is part of the core volunteer team at Hockley Woods parkrun, was nominated by Event Director Karl Cadman.   Dave is a key volunteer at parkrun as well as being heavily involed in many local and national volunteering…

Read more › News - 9th May 2017

parkrun announces landmark Corporate Wellness Partnership with UK’s biggest tech company Sage

parkrun is proud to announce a global partnership with market leader in cloud accounting software Sage, which will deliver a unique three-year programme of activities to help Sage colleagues, business partners and customers around the world to become more active.   The partnership aims to encourage physical activity while at the same time driving fundraising…

Read more › News - 9th May 2017

Expert advice and special parkrun discount at Intersport!

As a proud partner of parkrun, here at Intersport we want to do all we can to encourage a healthy lifestyle and make your running experience the best it can be.   First and foremost, we’re delighted to offer a special parkrun partnership price (#PPP*) of 10% off running products for all parkrunners, so you…

Read more › News - 8th May 2017

Research into parkrun tourism

Researchers at Federation University Australia are conducting a study into the relationship between travel and health/fitness. Specifically, the project will focus on how parkrunners perceive their health and fitness and whether their interest extends to how they make tourism decisions.   Participation in the survey involves responding to a series of questions regarding the choices you…

Man running on the beach
Read more › News - 8th May 2017

Every hour of running gives you an extra 7 hours of life

The last time you went for a run, what made you do it?   Perhaps after sitting in an office chair all day long you needed a blast of fresh air, or perhaps the day’s stresses and anxieties had piled up to such an extreme that exercise, natures best form of medicine, was just what…

Read more › News - 4th May 2017

Don’t feel guilty – feel proud

Don’t feel guilty – feel proud.   Fitting in a run and being a parent can be difficult. I personally struggled with attending my local parkrun some weeks, mainly when my husband was working, as I did not want to drag my little one out of bed to come and stand in a windy wet…

Read more › News - 4th May 2017

Extending the gift of giving

For the second year in succession, Fulham Palace parkrun were invited to manage one of the baggage lorries at the Green Start of the London Marathon.   parkrun’s unofficial collaboration with London Marathon events has been ongoing for a few years now. Last year, Fulham Palace parkrun were the ‘New Kids On the Block’ joining…

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