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Read more › News - 5th July 2017

Thanks for your park gym feedback!

Here at Intersport we’d like to thank everyone who gave us feedback on their local park gym. We asked who had a gym in their local park and who used it, and the response was fantastic. It’s great to see so many park gyms out there – and we’ve got a series of short videos…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2017

A huge thank you!

We are delighted to announce that our virtual running campaign Running Down Dementia has received a prestigious award, and we want to thank you, #TeamARUKparkrun, for making the campaign such a success!   We are celebrating this week as our joint campaign, Running Down Dementia, received a sought-after Institute of Fundraising award for ‘best use…

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Read more › News - 1st July 2017

From small acorns grow mighty Oak trees

Rosy Ryan took part in Waterworks parkrun for the first time on an icy New Year’s Day in 2015. She had no idea how far 5k was, and was the final finisher, but was instantly hooked by the support she received from fellow parkrunners.    Later that month Rosy was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Determined…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2017

Paving the way

Saturday 1 July is Canada’s 150th anniversary, and it won’t be long before a small but burgeoning community in the world’s second largest country will be celebrating a significant milestone of their own – the first anniversary of parkrun Canada.   Last August we were proud to see the launch of parkrun in Canada, the…

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Read more › News - 28th June 2017

Running on flower power

It was through a love of the outdoors that I took up running. It also inspired an interest in natural history, and led me to seek a career in nature conservation. They are compatible interests, particularly in the summer months when I can escape the traffic fumes and take off over the fields on the…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2017

Susie looking good in Pro Touch 

A couple of months ago, regular parkrunner and endurance athlete Susie Chan reviewed the new Pro Touch running gear and loved it. She has since been spotted wearing it on her daily runs, and is now the front-page athlete and featured story in the latest Outdoor Fitness magazine.   Pro Touch is exclusive to us at Intersport and we’re proud to…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2017

Could you be a dementia volunteer?

Want to help us defeat dementia but not sure how? Whether you have a loved one living with the condition or just want to help us in the fightback against dementia there is plenty you can do.   One of our supporters, Emdad Rahman, has shown how easy it is to spread the word and…

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Read more › News - 24th June 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 - 23rd June 2017

A social movement

Fiona McAnena is a parkrunner and also a management consultant and business writer. She wanted to find out how parkrun went global despite itself, and what businesses in pursuit of growth could learn from it.   As part of her research, Fiona interviewed our founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, chief executive Nick Pearson and chief operating officer Tom…

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