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Read more › News - 22nd September 2016

A huge step

21-year-old Adam Sefton recently took part in a 5k race without anyone from his family running alongside him. Without knowing Adam you could be forgiven for wondering why this was such an enormous achievement, so we asked his mum Fiona to explain.   My son Adam has a learning disability. This means he doesn’t have…

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Read more › News - 21st September 2016

Northala Fields parkrun

When I moved from Nepal to the UK in 2001, I settled in Northolt in west London. At that time there was not a large Nepalese community here, but when the UK Government approved Gurkha settlement in 2006 that number increased dramatically. The RAF in Ruislip is nearby and it’s very easy to reach the…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th September 2016

parkrun announced as major partner of Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University

parkrun has teamed up with sports scientists, engineers, psychologists and public health experts from Sheffield Hallam University to develop ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK population.   The new partnership, which was launched at Sheffield Hallam parkrun on Saturday 10 September, will enable academics at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2016

A new lease of life

Leading up to Greenock parkrun’s second anniversary, parkrunners were invited to note down in a book their reasons for participating. David Mushet wrote the following:    “I started parkrun after Richard Cooper suggested that the flat paved course would be ideal training for representing Great Britain in the World Transplant Games. Everyone was supportive and…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2016

Being part of something

Darren Fawke joined parkrun for the same reason many people do. He had never exercised regularly but was motivated to become fitter and healthier. In this highly personal blog, Darren reveals the part that parkrun played in introducing him to a whole new family. As he calls it, his ‘running family’.   Having special needs,…

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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 - 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 - 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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Read more › News, Press - 13th May 2016

parkrun voted ‘National Inspiring Initiative’ at Women’s Sport Awards

We are thrilled to announce that parkrun UK has been voted the winner of the ‘National Inspiring Initiative’ category at the 2016 Women’s Sport Trust Awards.   The award, decided by a public vote, recognises a high profile national initiative that is having a significant impact on progressing sport for women and girls across the…

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Read more › News, Press - 13th May 2016

parkrun celebrates its one millionth UK participant

From humble beginnings in 2004, with 13 runners and a handful of volunteers, parkrun has developed into the UK’s largest provider of free physical activity. Such has been our success that last weekend we saw the one millionth unique parkrunner complete one of our 491 UK events – numbers which are growing every weekend.  …

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