Read more › News - 18th May 2017

Deaf and Hard of Hearing parkrunners

Reece and Kane     Reece is 11 years old and Kane is nine years old. They are both Deaf and wear hearing aids.   Their Mum, Jayne, was told about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Takeover Event at Huddersfield junior parkrun and persuaded them to come along and give it a go.  …

Read more › News - 18th May 2017

Sharing my passion

I started parkrun around three years ago and only did two runs with the intentions of keeping fit and losing weight but hated the attempts as I found running with hearing aids difficult. I would get all sweaty and the hearing aids would conk out and would need drying out (several days!). I was also…

Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Running Down Dementia is back!

Last year thousands of parkrunners signed up to Running Down Dementia and we were blown away by the dedication and passion of the parkrun community – you raised over £220,000 for research!   Running Down Dementia is back this year and it’s bigger than ever! Run 100k and raise £100 this summer and you, together…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 17th May 2017

A view from the tail

Hi, I’m Jo Sinton-Hewitt, and I am Event Support Manager at parkrun UK and Run Director at Moormead junior parkrun.   I had the absolute pleasure of spending last weekend in Belfast as part of our series of regional tours around the UK. We visit a different region usually once every two months and invite all of…

Read more › News - 14th May 2017

Reaching out to parkrunners affected by dementia

Finsbury parkrunner Dr Mohit Verma, on the right, has a passion to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families. Through his work as a Consultant Psychiatrist he’s seen firsthand how exercise and opportunities to socialise can transform the quality of life of those living with this disease.    This is why he’s…

Jake Tyler
Read more › News - 12th May 2017

It won’t weigh me down

Mind Over Marathon was a BBC documentary that followed a group of ten unlikely runners living with or affected by different mental health issues, as they trained for the 2017 London Marathon. The programme aimed to show that mental and physical health are closely linked, and that physical activity can benefit our psychological wellbeing.   Jake…

Garry Rimmer
Read more › News - 11th May 2017

A sense of belonging

“It feels like my body is packing up on me.”   That’s how I described it to my parents one Sunday morning in August 2015. This was after a few months of feeling strange, and regularly not being able to sleep due to a pounding head and feeling flushed. I took my blood pressure on…

Read more › News - 11th May 2017

Feedback From The Field

I ran my first parkrun at Erddig recently. I am approaching 60 in July and have set myself a few challenges, especially having lost five stone over the past two years. First was to complete a C25K programme, which I did with my friend Tracey who supported me along the whole process, and then to…

Read more › News - 10th May 2017

Celebrities back Running Down Dementia 2017 

We are delighted to have the backing of BAFTA award-winning actress Vicky McClure and much-loved TV personality Russell Grant who are asking people to sign up to Running Down Dementia.   With a pre-registration of more than 900 runners we are looking forward to seeing thousands of parkrunners sign up to run 100k and raise £100…

Dave Record
Read more › Awards, News - 10th May 2017

Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun named Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Dave Record from Hockley Woods parkrun on being named Rochford District Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2017.   Dave, who is part of the core volunteer team at Hockley Woods parkrun, was nominated by Event Director Karl Cadman.   Dave is a key volunteer at parkrun as well as being heavily involed in many local and national volunteering…

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