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Read more › News - 5th February 2019

What drug treatments are there for dementia?

Do you know that dementia is the only condition in the top 10 causes of death in the UK without a treatment to prevent, cure or slow its progression?   There are, however, drugs which can help people with their symptoms.   People with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, are often prescribed…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2019

No holding us back

It’s enough of a challenge to reach the milestone of completing 50 parkruns, but even more so when you achieve it while living with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition.   Dr Kathy Miller and John Wilkinson both have axial spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis – AS) and completed that magic number 50 together, just a few weeks ago! Here’s…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2019

An experience I will never forget

Isabella has been volunteering at Brundall parkrun in Norfolk as part of her Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh Award. She kindly shared with us the feedback from her experience!   My experience at Brundall parkrun, and volunteering for my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award is one that I will never forget, and hope to continue…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2019

parkrun profile: Southwick Country Park

Southwick Country parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Southwick near Trowbridge, Wiltshire.   Martin Pearce is a member of the core volunteer team at Southwick Country parkrun, and he tells us more about the event he calls home…     I ran the first ever Southwick parkrun back in 2011 (still my highest finishing position!)…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

parkrun profile: Uppermill juniors

Uppermill junior parkrun takes place in Saddleworth near Oldham.   Run Director Jim Upton tell us more about the event they call home every Sunday morning…   I am a dedicated runner and now I have retired from teaching I have the time, and energy, to pass on my love of running.   Saddleworth is…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

The parkrun Six Nations

The annual Six Nations rugby union tournament sees England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head. What is one thing those nations all have in common? They all host weekly parkruns of course!   With the men’s and women’s Six Nations due to kick-off in February, we take you on a parkrun tour of…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

4 February 2019 is World Cancer Day, a day that unites people and communities all around the world to raise awareness of cancer and support those affected by it. 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a new initiative aiming to do just this, at parkrun, on the last Saturday of every month. We hear from 5K…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2019

parkrun profile: Hull

Paul Tremere from Hull parkrun in East Yorkshire tells us about his home event in Kingston upon Hull, and what it means to his family, parkrunners and the local community…     In 2009 our daughter, Jane, experienced Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough and her account of this friendly, all inclusive, event, with great emphasis on the post-run…

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Read more › News - 25th January 2019

Join Aqua Optima Recycling Programme

Many people are being kinder to the planet by using reusable water bottles as opposed to splashing out every day on single-use plastic bottles. Last year, Collins Dictionary identified ‘single-use’ as word of the year, highlighting a clear shift in people’s relationship to waste. But, with more than 4.5 million* Brits claiming that they still…

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