Read more › News - 13th April 2017

Good news is infectious

It was 19 December 2015, 36 hours after coming out of hospital. There I was, standing in the park ready for my first Harwich parkrun, dressed in an old hoodie, tatty combat-style shorts and a pair of old trainers. I seem to remember that I also had on a really thick pair or walking socks….

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 13th April 2017

It’s not a race, keep the smile on your face

Hi, I’m Clare Fowler, I’m the Safeguarding Lead at parkrun UK and I’m going to talk about the ethos of junior parkrun.   A Run Director’s job doesn’t end when the last person has come through the finish funnel. Whilst you’re all wending your merry ways home, they are busy doing important admin. As well…

Read more › News - 12th April 2017

Get kitted out head to toe for just £65 with Pro Touch by Intersport!

Last month we launched our Intersport-exclusive Pro Touch running gear and we’ve had a fantastic response from parkrunners trying out this fantastic range of technical and affordable kit. You can get kitted out from head to toe for just £65 with Pro Touch, including running shoes, PLUS use your 10% parkrun discount on top of…

Read more › News - 11th April 2017

Global Head of HR – we are hiring!

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown to be a major force in grassroots physical activity and community engagement.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a glowing Global Head of HR to join the team in London.   Are you an experienced, inspirational, vibrant HR leader? Do you have a…

Read more › News - 10th April 2017

Summer sun, summer run

As we head into event season we’d like to wish all those running the London Marathon a huge good luck from everyone at Alzheimer’s Research UK. We have over 220 runners in the marathon this year and we can’t wait to cheer you all on throughout the day. Friends, family and any enthusiastic parkrunners are…

Read more › News - 6th April 2017

Live life and embrace it

Our daughter Sophia was born one week early following a normal pregnancy. But on her arrival, the paediatric team could see she had something wrong with her stomach, as it was very distended. They took her off to the neonatal unit at Southend Hospital to investigate further and she was then transferred to Great Ormond…

Paul Elcock, skipton.100 finish
Read more › News - 6th April 2017

Spirit of newfound friendships

To say that I am surprised at myself for reaching 100 parkruns is most certainly an understatement!   My background in running was very much limited to having a go for a few weeks every couple of years to lose some weight as I have always enjoyed a ‘few beers’.   A combination of a…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 6th April 2017

What would Batman do?

Hi, I’m Tom Fairbrother and I am the Communications Executive for parkrun Global, looking after parkrun social media and working closely with all 14 parkrun countries worldwide.   But I also want to be like Batman.   No, I don’t mean I want to fight crime on the streets of Gotham. I mean the Batman who comes…

Gareth Irvine
Read more › News - 5th April 2017

Feedback From The Field

After being featured in the parkrun newsletter two weeks ago, Mark Hemington broke 40 minutes at our pacing event with the help of the 40 minute pacer who is also his wife Caroline. Emotional stuff from both sides and why I #loveparkrun. Been a pleasure for the Hillsborough parkrun team seeing Mark get stronger in…

Read more › News - 4th April 2017

New challenge, new look

Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to unveil its new Running Down Dementia (RDD) logo.  The virtual fundraising initiative has a fresh new look, and 2017 t-shirts are already on their way ready for the first runners crossing the finish line – this year we are delighted to announce that people who raise £200 will get…

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