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Read more › News - 9th August 2018

parkrun profile: Heslington

Heslington parkrun in York launched in January 2018. Rob Hunt, Co-Event Director at Heslington, gives us the low-down   A few regulars at York parkrun, including two Run Directors (RDs), were keen to set up another course as York parkrun attendance numbers merited more than one parkrun in the city.   As a regular parkrunner…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Springhill parkrun: The world’s first in an open prison

Springhill parkrun in Buckinghamshire became the third prison parkrun in the world, and the first to take place in an open prison, when it launched in June 2018. Amanda Burnham, Head of Security at HMP Springhill, tells us how the idea for a prison parkrun came about, and the impact it is already having after…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Becca’s escape

My name is Becca. I started parkrun in 2016 to deal with grief and stress and give myself a bit of an escape from what was proving a rough time in my life. parkrun really kickstarted a journey of running for me and I owe so much to it – it is amazing how much…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Eight runners, 1,400k and a whole lot of grit

Ever wondered what it would be like to run the length of this beautiful island? Or even if it is possible?   Well we have eight runners from Australia who have done just that in JUST 12 DAYS! Read on to find out what inspired them to take on the gruelling challenge.   Led by…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

WIN a Back to School bundle with Intersport!

We hope you are all enjoying a fun and active summer and making the most of the lovely warm days we’ve been having! Here at Intersport we’re always one step ahead and we’ve got Back to School all wrapped up so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Whether you and your youngsters are…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

parkrun Pacers: Stephen Scullion

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 that new PB….

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

parkrun profile: Hyde

Hyde parkrun in Cheshire joined the parkrun family in January 2017. Ryan Sproat, Co-Event Director, tells us more about the event he calls home…   I got involved in Hyde parkrun after seeing a Facebook post from my local running club, Hyde Village Striders. It was advertising an interest meeting, I turned up, listened intently, signed…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2018

Brian’s 500

Brian Platt from Marple parkrun has become the 24th person in parkrun history to join the 500 Club. This is his story…   I was born in Stockport in 1936 and grew up in a council house while my dad was away fighting in WWII. Having passed my 11 plus exam I went to grammar school,…

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Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

parkrun profile: Peter Pan junior parkrun

In 2017 Hull was the UK City of Culture, and that same year junior parkrun came to town. Peter Pan junior parkrun Event Director, Paul Martindale, explains how the idea for a junior parkrun came about and talks about the impact the event is having on the local community.      I was well aware that…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

parkrun Pacers: Jo Pavey

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 that…

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