Tickle family
Read more › News - 27th February 2017

Feedback from the Field

Saturday was the parkrun ‘mother and daughter photo theme day’ and I felt compelled to write down what parkrun means to us as a family. We first went to Preston parkrun in August 2013 to volunteer at the ‘family’ volunteer week. Myself, my daughter Lucy and son Jack, then 9 and 11, were tail-runners and…

Read more › News - 27th February 2017

Living, not merely existing

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017, parkrun Marketing Executive Tom Fairbrother (on the left) shares his personal story with us, explaining how running has impacted his life and the role parkrun has in changing perceptions.   You may not know this, but eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental illness – one in…

Alison2 copy
Read more › News - 25th February 2017

Three simple words – do a parkrun!

In 2005 I lost my sight following a brain haemorrhage and four strokes. Afterwards I put on a huge amount of weight.   I had always been active and enjoyed swimming, badminton and table-tennis, but sport of any kind seemed no longer an option. I have Ted my guide dog but I am single and…

Bedfont Apricot
Read more › News - 24th February 2017

Partner Survey

The support of our partners is critical in helping to ensure that parkrun remains free, forever, for everyone.   Building on the success of the last Partner Survey, we’re looking to understand a little bit more about the brands the parkrun community recognise, and products / services you might consider.   Please complete this short…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 23rd February 2017

junior parkrun – the best thing since sliced bread!

This time last year we told you about an exciting new partnership with Warburtons, which aims to introduce even more families to the benefits of physical exercise.   Warburtons’ donation was to help us expand the reach of junior parkrun, particularly in the most challenging areas of the country where people will benefit most from…

Sammy Jackson
Read more › News - 22nd February 2017

Feedback from the Field

This is me and my friend Bridget Peacock who is super fit and healthy. She spurred me on and encouraged me to do my first Bedford parkrun and I loved it. Everyone I met was lovely and super supportive and even though I walked it I still felt fab at the end. I was the…

Read more › News - 21st February 2017

Ballot places

Were you touched by the love story we shared with you last week? Well why not help us run down dementia sooner and tick a beautiful half marathon off your running bucket list?   Last week we told you about Chris and Hilary Warren, who are still head over heels in love after 50 years,…

Read more › News - 20th February 2017

Feeling inspired at Intersport, thanks to parkrun 

As proud partners of parkrun, here at Intersport we are honoured to be part of a newsletter that each week tells so many inspirational stories. parkrunners all over the world are completing their weekly 5k regardless of any physical conditions or other challenges they have had to face before arriving at the start line.  …

Kelly Barton and Simon
Read more › News - 19th February 2017

An enormous sense of satisfaction

I am 40 years old (I still can’t believe I’m 40!) and have always been registered blind due to being severely sight impaired. I have absolutely no vision in my right eye, but am very fortunate to have a tiny amount of sight in my left eye.   To give an idea of what this…

Neil Cole
Read more › News - 18th February 2017

A unique milestone

My first memory of 2015 is from 8 January. It’s of my family standing around my bed in a hospital room, trying to explain to me what had happened. Not a lot was sinking in as I was still heavily sedated, but they were telling me that I’d collapsed on New Year’s Day, that I’d been…

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