Read more › News - 7th February 2018

parkrun profile: Conkers

Conkers parkrun is based in North West Leicestershire on the Derbyshire border, and joined the parkrun family in April 2011.   Event Director Roger Cobb tells us more…     Conkers parkrun is surrounded by the villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal. My son James attended the first Conkers parkrun in April 2011, my wife…

Read more › News - 6th February 2018

Pedal Power

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the parkrunners who took part in our inaugural Cycling Down Dementia challenge as cyclists raised almost £80,000 for pioneering research and clocked up more than a quarter of a million miles.   A total of 495 cyclists took part in the challenge which asked participants…

Read more › News - 2nd February 2018

Life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to

Hi, I’m Leigh. I’m mum to Hugo, who sadly died aged 35 days. My Christmas demons were banished by running my very first parkrun last month, and I hope that by talking openly about my own grief others will feel able to engage in conversation about theirs. I have no doubt there are many people…

Read more › News - 2nd February 2018

Grateful just to run

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family in which exercise, and particularly running, were encouraged. Jogging has therefore always been deeply important to my mental and physical wellbeing for as long as I can remember, and my adventures by trainer have taken me to half-marathons in Paris, the Masai Mara in Kenya…

Read more › News - 2nd February 2018

A chain reaction

This is where our story starts, with my mum (on the left). She has always been active – a swimmer at state level and she represented Australia orienteering in her youth. After she had me, having only ever done a half marathon, she took up running again and has gone on to do eight marathons….

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2018

The running road to recovery

This time last year I was running  parkrun as part of the training for my first marathon. I was happy, carefree and enjoying the weekend runs in the Waterworks. A few weeks later I received the devastating news that I had breast cancer.   Recalling the days after my diagnosis I was shocked and frightened…
Read more › News - 1st February 2018

parkrun profile: Antrim

Antrim parkrun in Northern Ireland joined the parkrun family in September 2013.   Co-Event Director Anne Smith tells us more about this beautiful parkrun that starts along the Loughshore, crosses over Deerpark Bridge and into the 400-year-old Antrim Castle gardens.     Antrim parkrun was the brainchild of a few local runners who were looking for a…

Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Welcoming Millbrook Beds and Aqua Optima

Good health and happiness go well beyond participating at parkrun at the weekend. It is important for us to promote healthy lifestyle choices throughout the week too, so we are very pleased to welcome two new supporters to the parkrun family who share our ambition.   Millbrook Beds is a British company passionate about the…

Read more › News - 31st January 2018

parkrun profile: Ruchill

Ruchill in northern Glasgow has traditionally been classified as having a high degree of deprivation. It has no library, gym, health centre, reliable bus service or pharmacy. But what it does have is a beautiful park and a strong sense of community, two ingredients that have combined to create a flourishing parkrun.   Ruchill parkrun…

Read more › News - 30th January 2018

Coping with early-onset Alzheimer’s

This week we want to tell you about an inspirational parkrunner who finds running and volunteering at his local parkrun helps him to cope with Alzheimer’s disease.   Trevor Wise, who has been a regular parkrunner and marshal at the Rutland Water parkrun since signing up in the summer, first started showing symptoms around nine…

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