Ian and Ella
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 24th January 2017

There’s always next week…

Hi, I’m Ian Rutson, parkrun UK’s Operations Manager and resident geek but this piece isn’t about me; it’s about my daughter, Ella.   Her parkrun journey started not long after mine, as a young girl I pushed her round many Yorkshire courses in her pushchair. She loved the attention that she got and when we…

Read more › News - 24th January 2017

Mighty Quiz

Love a bit of friendly competition? Do your friends think you’re a bit of a know-it-all? Can you handle a physical challenge while tackling tricky trivia? If your answer is yes, then join Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Extras star Ashley Jensen in The Mighty Quiz, by Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Quizmasters across the nation will…

Read more › News - 23rd January 2017

Be ready for winter running with Intersport!

It’s been a cold start to the year but we have to admit that, as runners, we have been treated to the most beautiful sunrises, frosty landscapes and magical, misty days. A stunning photo of runners in Richmond Park made the front page of The Times this week and it’s true that if you dress…

Leonie Cox
Read more › News - 21st January 2017

One foot in front of the other

Leonie Heard was diagnosed with Grade 3 breast cancer on this day last year. This photo was taken at Northampton parkrun the day after her diagnosis, which Leonie was determined to finish without stopping as a way of mentally preparing herself for coping with her treatment.   This is Leonie’s story 12 months on. —–   Up…

Jaz Bangerh running at Woodhouse Moor parkrun
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

All walks of life

“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you can see the world. This is how you grow.” – Anonymous   On 6 October 2007 I happened to find…

Steve Ellie Lowestoft
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

Arriving as strangers and leaving as friends

If you could bottle the passion that comes from parkrun and sell it, you’d be worth a small fortune.   My parkrun journey began a couple of years ago, having not really run much for about twenty years or so. Who’d have thought that a few years on that I’d be closing in on 100…

Melanie Taylor
Read more › News - 19th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

This is my wife Melanie finishing Rushmoor parkrun on Christmas eve with the tail runner. She only started running in August and has lost three stone through parkrun, and can now run the whole 5k without stopping. This from a lady who said she hated running and would never take it up! Despite often being…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 18th January 2017

A home from home

Hi, I’m Tom Fairbrother and I’m the Communications Executive for parkrun global, working with the 17 parkrun countries around the world whilst overseeing parkrun social media accounts!   Last time I spoke to you, I told you how I had discovered the joys of volunteering at junior parkrun. I have been converted from reluctant volunteer to Volunteer…

Read more › News - 17th January 2017

London Marathon 2017

In 2016 Alzheimer’s Research UK had the best year ever at the London Marathon after our 200-strong team raised a staggering £475,000. And to top it all off we had parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt running for us!   If you were lucky enough to gain a place in the ballot for the London Marathon this…

Read more › News - 16th January 2017

Lots to look forward to with Intersport this year!

This time last year we were about to host our very first partnership event with parkrun and it’s really exciting to see what we have achieved over the past year! What started with the opening of Intersport Wimbledon and a parkrun on Wimbledon Common last January turned into a year of four partnership videos, an…

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