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Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Too Cool for School

It is estimated that children aged 7-10 drink around seven times more soft drinks than tap water and approximately 40% don’t drink tap water at all*, meaning the average child doesn’t drink enough water during the school day.   Our friends at Aqua Optima are here to give us the top tips to keeping the…

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Read more › News - 14th October 2018

Flying or walking – it doesn’t matter!

Chris Baldwin from Sixfields Upton parkrun joined the parkrun 50 Club at the weekend. He has achieved 11 PBs on his way and reduced his time from 56 to 31 minutes – all whilst undertaking and recovering from chemotherapy. This is Chris’ story…   It started as a cough that I just dismissed, but as time went on the…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2018

parkrunning with Arthritis / MSK Conditions

My name is Michelle Rivett, and I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). My condition is progressive and can be difficult to treat, it is regarded as a rare disease. Clinicians would categorise EDS as a type of musculoskeletal (MSK) condition of which there are many different types such as osteoarthritis,…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2018

parkrun profile: Carrickfergus

In County Antrim, Northern Ireland you can find the town of Carrickfergus, and since February 2014 it has been home to a parkrun!   Carrickfergus parkrun Co-Event Directors Vivien Davidson and Emma Barclay tell us more…     Carrickfergus is famous for its well-preserved castle, and in 1912 the people of Carrickfergus caught a glimpse of the…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

The Ugandan parkrun Group

We’ve all heard someone say that the only time they run is to catch a bus – in fact many of us have said it. For Alex Akom, getting out of breath running for his bus led to the creation of a Ugandan community group that now boasts 50 members from across London who get together each week…

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Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University. The research coincides with the launch of an online community aimed at encouraging more people with mental health difficulties to participate at parkrun.   …

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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Barbara Windsor: Why you should join the Dementia Revolution

Waiting anxiously for the post?   From this week if you’ve been successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot you will receive confirmation that you’ve got a place in the world-famous race.   If you’ve got one of the coveted places, we’d love you to join the Dementia Revolution, a partnership between Alzheimer’s Research…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Susie Chan hosts run and Q&A at Intersport Jarrold Norwich

Here at Intersport we love to get the running community together, and we were thrilled to have our ambassador Susie Chan recently join us at Intersport Jarrold Norwich for a fabulous evening of running-related fun. Endurance runner Susie is a huge inspiration to runners of all levels and the store saw a brilliant turnout from…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

parkrun Pacers: Mhairi Maclennan

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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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

parkrun profile: Hockley Woods

Hockley Woods parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Hockley, in Essex, England.   Event Director Karl Cadman tells us more…     It was September 2013, when Mark Aldous from Rochford District Council approached me with the idea of a local parkrun in the area.   Being Race Director of several races at the time,…

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