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Read more › News - 23rd October 2017

Leeds Building Society Community Hero: Ray Scovell

We are excited to announce our second Community Hero.   This month we are celebrating the amazing efforts of Ray Scovell. Having set up parkrun on the Isle of Wight in 2011, Ray has been the driving force behind his parkrun community and has now reached his 250th event as run director. Additionally, Ray has…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2017

Family pull together to save Mike’s fell race

This week we want to tell you about inspirational parkrunner and long-time Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Mike Breslin.   Since 2010, Mike, a regular at the Lancaster parkrun, has organised the annual Turner Landscape Fell Race in the Lake District, which has raised around £7,000 for pioneering dementia research.   However, this year’s race almost…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2017

parkrun, me, and anorexia

It’s Saturday at 11am and I’m sat writing this whilst sipping a coffee bought for me by a fellow parkrun volunteer. A nagging voice berates me with “you should have run, not volunteered, you don’t deserve the coffee, you haven’t exercised”, but the voice is quieter than usual, drowned out by the chatter of happy…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2017

The importance of magnesium

Are you a Radio 2 listener? If you are, and you were listening in this morning, you may have heard Dr Michael Mosley discussing the importance of magnesium.    Dr Mosley explored the rising trend of magnesium and how he used it to treat his own insomnia. Dr Mosley also highlighted research that suggests magnesium supplementation…

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Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Don’t panic! There’s still time to complete Running Down Dementia 

You still have a few weeks left to clock up the miles and boost your fundraising total for Running Down Dementia.   This year’s Alzheimer’s Research UK virtual running challenge officially ends on 31 October, so if you’ve not yet reached the 100k target or if you’re keen to increase your total mileage and move…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2017

An adventure holiday for all the family

Gone are the days when going away to discover a new place or have an adventure meant having to arrange childcare!    We at Exodus Travels cater for the active and curious families with tried and tested itineraries.  Just like parkrun can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, our family-focussed adventures have been created…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2017

Be parkrun ready in all weather with Intersport

As far as the weather goes we have seen it all over the last week – from unseasonably warm and sunny through to wet and stormy days! You don’t need the latest kit for parkrun but it helps to be prepared for all the elements the weather throws at us. Being warm and dry makes…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2017

Emma Poole from Laleham junior parkrun named Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Emma Poole who has been named Volunteer of the Year 2017 at the Spelthorne Sports Awards.   Emma is the ED at Laleham junior parkrun, which started in July 2016. This event filled a gap in the West London/Surrey area for junior parkrun and has been a huge success.   Emma has actively sought to…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2017

Building communities for parkrunners with disabilities and long term health conditions

parkrun launched its PROVE project just over a year ago with the goal of encouraging more people with disabilities and long term health conditions to participate at parkrun and it’s already delivering on that goal using social media. Frank Jones, parkrun’s PROVE project manager explains more:   We wanted to create a safe and supportive…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2017

Receive something special in the post last week

Congratulations to everyone who received amazing news in the form of a London Marathon place! You are joining a group of people up and down the country who have received coveted ballot places in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.   The news is probably still sinking in and you will be busy selecting the…

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