Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

Sport England announces significant investment in parkrun

Increasing female participation and encouraging more people from low socioeconomic communities to take part in free, weekly, social activity will be the focus of a new collaboration between Sport England and parkrun.   Funding from Sport England over three years will support the creation of 200 new parkrun events in England, building on the successes…

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parkrun Twins Tour!

584 parkruns take place around the UK on Saturdays, but just six share their name with a parkrun in another part of the world: Albert, Bushy, Cambridge, Durham, Gladstone and Victoria.    In this edition of the parkrun Tourism Series we take a look at these parkrun ‘twins’ and reveal how many people have completed…

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parkrun profile: Town Moor juniors

On Sunday mornings in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England you can find Town Moor junior parkrun. Ian Parker tells us more…     Having always been involved with sport, and having run many parkruns, I felt I could offer more than just volunteering.   So with my wife, Louise, we decided…

Read more › News - 11th December 2018

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Ruchill parkrun

Each month our friends at Leeds Building Society explore a parkrun event and the positive impact it has had on the local community. This month’s Community Story is from Ruchill parkrun in northern Glasgow, which has traditionally been classified as having a high degree of deprivation. It has no library, gym, health centre, reliable bus service or… (4)
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A year on the run

Are you thinking about what new year’s resolution you are going to make? Is getting fitter top of the list? Are you keen to up your running mileage during 2019?   Why not follow in the running strides of Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Jan Fisher? The 58-year-old from London is coming to the end of…

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parkrun profile: Bracknell

Bracknell is a town in Berkshire, England, and is home to Bracknell parkrun every Saturday morning.   Event Director Naomi Aitken tells us more about the core team, and what the event means to the community…     I got involved with parkrun after being dragged to other parkruns by my very speedy husband. I finished…

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parkrun Pacers: Georgie Bruinvels

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.   Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2018

Stories from a parkrunning GP

This article first appeared in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare and the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) has kindly allowed it to be reproduced here. My name is Dr Simon Tobin and I’ve been an NHS GP and trainer in Southport for 25 years. I am also one of parkrun’s volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors. My…

Read more › News - 6th December 2018

Never too old to parkrun!

parkrun is the name, but look more closely and you’ll see that this is a whole lot more than a run in the park: walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate – parkrun is whatever you want it to be, and everyone is invited to come along.    What started out as a handful of friends jogging a…

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parkrun profile: Cambridge juniors

 In Milton, just outside Cambridge, every Sunday morning you can find Cambridge junior parkrun. Sarah Lee from Cambridge juniors tells us more…   We love our event because it keeps our children active, has let us make lots of really good friends and makes us feel part of a welcoming community.     Our 2k course…

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