Simon Clarke volunteering at Hanley parkrun
Read more › News - 24th November 2016

A positive midlife crisis

Simon Clarke, who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when he was just 43, explains how parkrun has helped him to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.   I first heard about parkrun in December 2013 from friends on an online running forum. I did my first parkrun in the pouring rain at Hanley on New Year’s…

Helen Bury FFTF
Read more › News - 23rd November 2016

Feedback from the Field

This photo proved very popular with our locals so thought I’d share how much fun we had at Bolton parkrun on Saturday. Looked a bit damp outside so made sure we had the rain cover but I had no idea how much it had rained overnight until on our way to the park and the…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2016

Intersport: #parkruntourist 77 and counting!

It should be called parkrunGO!….we at Intersport agree that being a #parkruntourist is serious business. We met Tom, Angie and Vicky at Malahide parkrun in Ireland who had started their journey at 3am to get a flight to Dublin in order to take part in Malahide parkrun, before flying back to Bradford Airport the same…

vitality experts
Read more › News - 20th November 2016

We’ve got the answers

Got a running question? Or just looking for some expert wellbeing, fitness and nutritional advice?   As the health and life insurer with close links to leading sports doctors, physios and nutritionists as well as top-flight athletes, football and rugby clubs, we’ve got all the answers you need.   Whether it’s about that little post-run…

Donate Your Time and Freya
Read more › News - 19th November 2016

Donate Your Time – Christmas edition!

We hope you have had the opportunity to watch Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new beautiful animation, Santa Forgot. In last week’s blog post we mentioned that parkrunners would be invited to participate in an exclusive running challenge as part of our Christmas campaign.   Freya, the main character of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Santa Forgot, is asking…

Megan Gush
Read more › News - 17th November 2016

My new-found enthusiasm

I dabbled a bit with parkrun a few years ago, but as a shift worker there was a plethora of really good excuses not to go. It seemed like it was always raining! After my son was born in 2013, and with a desire to get back in shape and to justify the jogging buggy I…

Big Thank You
Read more › News - 16th November 2016

Volunteers to be recognised at BBC Sports Personality

The #BigThankYou campaign is underway again! The UK’s biggest celebration of sports volunteers is led by Join In (part of the Sport and Recreation Alliance), together with BBC Get Inspired, Sport England and UK Sport, and will culminate at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.   Community sports and recreation clubs and groups can be part…

FFTF Emma Sperring
Read more › News - 15th November 2016

Feedback from the Field

Happy birthday to my wonderful son Luke who turned four on 6 November. Luke has been a regular at both Swindon parkrun and Swindon junior parkrun since he was four days old, and now at the grand old age of four he has his very own parkrun barcode. To celebrate this milestone birthday, Luke completed…

Read more › News - 14th November 2016

Santa Forgot

Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to present our first Christmas advert, Santa Forgot, to remind parkrunners that anyone can be affected by dementia.   The animation, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines a world where the magic of Christmas has been lost because Santa is living with the effects of dementia and no longer visits children across…

Malahide parkrun
Read more › News - 14th November 2016

Intersport is off to visit parkrun Ireland!

We at Intersport have hardly unpacked our suitcases from our recent trip to Copenhagen and we are off again to be #parkruntourists a bit closer to home this weekend – Ireland here we come! Do let us know via our social media channels if someone else from the UK will be running their weekly parkrun…

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