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Read more › News - 12th July 2017

Expert advice from Intersport

Here at Intersport we’re big believers in the benefits of an active lifestyle, no matter your age or ability. The right physical activity is out there for everyone, and our job is to provide the right kit to make that happen!    Whether it’s for parkrun or any other activity, we are the experts and…

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Read more › News - 11th July 2017

Scottish parkrunners wanted for PhD research

I am a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University and my doctoral research is in the areas of gender and ageing within the field of sport. I am looking for female parkrunners in and around Central Scotland aged 60 and over who would be happy to be interviewed as part of my research.   These…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2017

Thank you volunteers

To all parkrun volunteers, THANK YOU! parkrun is an international success thanks to you.   As the Event Director of a new parkrun event, I’d like to express my gratitude to the most amazing team of volunteers. They are the most committed and reliable people. They are at the park every Saturday morning, come rain…

Ghurka Catterick
Read more › News - 7th July 2017

The parkrun Dream

I come from Nepal, the home of Mt Everest. For 30 years I worked as a civil servant for the Brigade of Gurkhas, a service that dates back to 1815, and I now work with the Gurkha army as a chaplain.   When I was 36 I moved to the UK having been based in…

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Read more › News - 7th July 2017

A permanent high five for all

A Joëlette is a specialist wheelchair, originally designed for hiking and trail walking, that I first saw being used when I ran the Rome Marathon in 2014. I was very moved by the inclusion this allowed, when I saw a young boy take his place in the Joëlette to participate in the event powered by a team of…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Going on holiday isn’t just fun – it’s good for your health 

Our friends at Healthspan have been looking into the benefits of getting away:   May and its endless bank holidays may seem like a distant memory, but if you’re lucky enough to have already booked in for a high season holiday you’re likely sat twiddling your thumbs as the departure date ebbs closer and closer….

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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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