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Read more › News - 21st August 2016

parkrun Pacers: Lucy Gossage

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 - 19th August 2016

parkrun profile: Forest of Dean juniors

 Lara Adams is Event Director at Forest of Dean junior parkrun, which takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire. Lara tells us more…     I became involved with junior parkrun through friends from the athletics club where I am a member.   I was invited to join the core team as apparently I appear organised… I…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2016

parkrun profile: Stewart

Ruth McMaster Lees is Event Director at Stewart parkrun, in Middlesbrough in the north east of England. Ruth tells us more about her home event…     I was supporting a group of friends who were training for the Middlesbrough 10k and came across parkrun by accident, so started to volunteer, progressing to the role…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2016

parkrun profile: Riverside

Ian Goulding is the Event Director at Riverside parkrun, located in Chester le Street, County Durham.   Ian tells us about his parkrun journey, and why he loves his home parkrun…     What may seem an obvious progression for me started with a bi-annual medical where I was told off for not doing more exercise to…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2016

parkrun profile: Markeaton

Tim Bentley is the Event Director at Markeaton parkrun in Derby. Tim’s takes us on a tour of him event…     I got involved with parkrun to get back into running and thoroughly enjoyed it, having notched up over 100 runs now (curtailed by Run/Event Directing!).   Injury led me into volunteering, which I…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2016

parkrun profile: Markeaton juniors

Sally Prime is the current Event Director at Markeaton junior parkrun, which takes place in Markeaton Park, Derby, in the country of Derbyshire, and she tells us more about her home junior parkrun…       When the previous Event Director, who had originally set up our event stepped down I happily took on the role.  …

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Read more › News - 15th August 2016

National Park parkruns

Known as Britain’s breathing spaces, there are 15 National Parks across the country – areas of spectacular landscape that are protected so everyone can visit and enjoy them.   Join us on a virtual visit to the 10 National Parks that host a parkrun each Saturday.         1. Aviemore parkrun, Cairngorms National Park…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2016

parkrun profile: Longrun Meadow

Longrun Meadow parkrun takes every place in Taunton, Somerset, in the south west of England. Jamie Hill from Longrun Meadow tells us more…     I got involved as a volunteer when I was injured to keep my running mojo alive. I saw people staring to run / walk the course and over the weeks…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2016

parkrun profile: Clifton

Earlier this year, Clifton parkrun in Nottingham joined the parkrun family. Matt Pickles from Clifton tells us how the event came to fruition, and the impact it has had in that short time…     My nearest parkrun was getting too busy, so I found myself feeling reluctant to go. I was advised that Clifton parkrun was…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2016

parkrun profile: Dartford juniors

Adam Hunt is Event Director at Dartford junior parkrun in Kent. He tells us the story behind his event…   I first got in to running by attending our local parkrun in Dartford just over 3 years ago, the support offered by the parkrun community drove me to become more involved and I soon became a…

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