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Read more › News - 7th September 2017

PROVE Project Diabetes ‘Mob Run’

Last weekend saw the first PROVE Project diabetes ‘mob run’ at Roundhay parkrun with members of the diabetes team from the nearby St James’s University Hospital Leeds running, jogging and walking the 5k course.   The parkrun PROVE project (parkrun: running or volunteering for everyone) aims to increase levels of participation at parkrun for those living…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2017

parkrun Deutschland Road Trip – Day One

This week, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams are in Germany to meet and run with amazing people who are interested in helping to launch parkrun in the beautiful country of Germany. Tom will be writing a daily diary – here is day one!   Right now parkrun operates in…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2017

Back to routine and why we love parkrun in autumn

We’re feeling a little autumnal over here at Intersport with the end of holidays, change of weather and (dare we say it) shortening days.   September is always a month of change and we have to admit that we’re liking getting back into routine and the feeling of a fresh start. There’s something quite exciting…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2017

ARUK team go yellow for Great North Run

If you’re at the Great North Run this weekend or watching it on TV, look out for the Alzheimer’s Research UK runners – and their yellow ribbons.   Members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK team running the world’s biggest half marathon will be donning the ribbons in honour of fellow runner Deborah Hutchinson who lost…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2017

Walk, jog or run with us in Germany!

We are happy to confirm further details of our trip to Germany. parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams are coming to visit – five cities, five parkrun courses in five days!   Discuss future parkrun events in Germany from the 6-11 September - Paul and Tom will visit Munich, Mannheim, Cologne,…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2017

A family affair at parkrun!

We say it all the time, and it’s fantastic to see at every parkrun we visit, that parkrun is for everyone. When we visited Llanelli Coast parkrun a few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting the Webb family, who between them have made their local parkrun a brilliant family affair!   What started…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2017

My trek to Bhutan

For Steve Boryszczuk, trekking for 10 days into Bhutan across the Himalayas for Alzheimer’s Research UK will not only be a physical feat to raise funds for vital dementia research, but a challenge of great significance to him emotionally.   Steve, 51, lost his wife Michelle at the age of just 44 to early-onset Alzheimer’s…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2017

parkrun is coming to Germany!

Exciting news: parkrun is launching soon in Germany!   And as part of our plans to get parkrun up and running (pun intended), parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams will be touring German cities next week to talk all things parkrun.   They will be visiting the following cities:  …

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Read more › News - 29th August 2017

Not only for walkers and runners

More than 22,000 people who have volunteered at parkrun have never passed through the finish funnel, which represents eight percent of volunteers. As well as making a significant contribution to their local community, the impact of volunteering on the health, wellbeing and life prospects of individuals can be profound.   Over in South Africa, regular volunteer…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2017

Positive life choices

On Saturday 26 August I was lucky enough to take 13 young people from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get on Track programme to Swindon parkrun for a parkrun takeover. I’m a former Olympic swimmer but now work as an athlete mentor for the Trust, working with young people facing disadvantage.   Dame Kelly Holmes Trust…

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