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Vitality Volunteer of the Month

Our friends at Vitality have been celebrating the volunteers who you can’t live without through their Volunteer of the Month programme. We take a look at some of the most recent winners. And it’s not too late, if you know someone at your local parkrun who you feel is deserving of Vitality’s Volunteer of the Month, please nominate…

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How is dementia diagnosed?

In the time it takes you the read this article, someone in the UK will develop dementia.   There are estimated to be 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and someone develops the condition every three minutes. However, only around 500,000 will have a formal diagnosis.   This is because diagnosing dementia can be…

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Enjoying every minute of it

44-year-old Gail Tennant began running in 2015 when she was 22 stone. Since then she has completed 79 parkruns, 13 half marathons and one marathon, become a Jogscotland Jog Leader, and lost more than half her body weight. Gail, from Strathclyde parkrun in Scotland, has kindly shared her inspiring and uplifting story:   I had been…

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parkrun Wildlife

Almost 1,700 communities worldwide are now home to parkrun events every Saturday and Sunday, and just like the variety of parkrun courses, parkrunners come in all different shapes and sizes, ages and experiences, coming together every week for a walk, jog or run, followed by a coffee and a chat.   Whilst man’s best friends, the four-legged parkdogs…

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Read more › News - 4th December 2018

Five Reasons Why Drinking Water Can Make You Happier

The importance of water for our bodies is not news to anyone. It is common knowledge that drinking water regularly and staying hydrated maintains a healthy and active body. However, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it seems many of us sideline the H2O in favour of a hot, caffeinated drink to keep…

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‘Non-runner’ to parkrun 100 Club

My name is Linda Walker, I am 55 years old, and three years ago I was involved in the launch of Lancaster parkrun. Back then I thought that being a volunteer was about as near as I was ever going to get to running.   I had gone along to a couple of the meetings and…

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parkrun profile: Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury parkrun Event Director Paul Bowes takes us inside his home parkrun which has been part of the family since 2013.   I was invited by an old University friend to run Sheffield Hallam parkrun in February 2013. I remember being anxious wondering what it was all about but as with all events I was…

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parkrun Pacers: Holly Rush

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 - 27th November 2018

Paul completes parkrun tour of Northern Ireland

What’s the best way to celebrate your parkrun homecoming after being away for seven months on a fundraising mission? With an incredible cake retracing the pilgrimage, of course!   Paul Clarke’s fellow Falls parkrunners put on a homecoming party to celebrate the completion of his personal challenge to run all 28 parkruns in Northern Ireland….

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parkrun profile: Andover

In the county of Hampshire in the south of England you can find Andover, the home of Andover parkrun.   Event Director Simon Eggington tells us more…     I went along to Andover’s first parkrun seven years ago and was hooked. I reached my 50 milestone in 51 weeks and was invited to be…

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