Read more › News - 18th October 2018

parkrun profile: Stevenage

Stevenage parkrun in Herfordshire has been part of the parkrun family since May 2016. Run Director Jason Root tells us the inside story…     There were very few events in North Hertfordshire when I first heard about parkrun, so I decided to help get one up and running to have it right on my…

Read more › News - 16th October 2018

parkrun profile: Worsley Woods

Worsley Woods parkrun takes place in Worsley Woods, near the city of Salford in the north west of England. Run Director Colin Stephens tells us more…     I started a Couch 2 5k with my local running club, the target being parkrun as a finale. After that I kept coming back, as well as volunteering a few…

Read more › News - 11th October 2018

parkrun profile: Carrickfergus

In County Antrim, Northern Ireland you can find the town of Carrickfergus, and since February 2014 it has been home to a parkrun!   Carrickfergus parkrun Co-Event Directors Vivien Davidson and Emma Barclay tell us more…     Carrickfergus is famous for its well-preserved castle, and in 1912 the people of Carrickfergus caught a glimpse of the…

Read more › News - 9th October 2018

parkrun profile: Hockley Woods

Hockley Woods parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Hockley, in Essex, England.   Event Director Karl Cadman tells us more…     It was September 2013, when Mark Aldous from Rochford District Council approached me with the idea of a local parkrun in the area.   Being Race Director of several races at the time,…

Read more › News - 4th October 2018

parkrun profile: Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures parkrun is a new addition to the parkrun family in Hurst, Wokingham, in the county of Berkshire.   Paul Mackenzie and the core team tell us more…     Lee, Core Team Member: I love parkrun because of what it stands for! “It’s not a race it’s a run” and it’s gives people…

parkrun - running down the runway on our inaugural
Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun profile: Selby

Selby parkrun takes place in Burn village, just on the outskirts of Selby, North Yorkshire. Event Director Giles Bennett tells us more…   I took part in my first parkrun around York racecourse in June 2015, having agreed to run the Leeds 10K despite not being able to run a bath!   Three years and…

Read more › News - 27th September 2018

parkrun profile: Norwich juniors

Jo Phillips and Frank Vickers are Co-Event Directors at Norwich junior parkrun in the city of Norwich in East Anglia. They tell us more about their event, which takes place in a breathtaking location!     In 2014, Norwich parkrun announced during a run briefing that a junior event was being set up and asked…

Read more › News - 25th September 2018

parkrun profile: Ganavan Sands

Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll on Scotland’s west coast. Ganavan Sands parkrun Event Director Doreen Henderson tells us more…     Having experienced parkrun elsewhere, I realised how much our local community could benefit. We have some excellent hill runners who will run anywhere.   I get a real” kick” out…

Read more › News - 20th September 2018

parkrun profile: Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle parkrun in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, launched earlier this year. Paul Dudbridge takes us inside his home event…     Our event was organised by Chris Donald, who started Clitheroe Castle running group. Under Chris’ guidance and leadership, Clitheroe Castle parkrun was formed.   I am Co-Event Director with Chris and started parkrunning in Burnley. So…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun profile: Upton House

Down on the south coast of England in Dorset, you can find Upton House parkrun in the town of Poole.   Upton House parkrun Event Director Kirsty Weston tells us more…     Upton House parkrun came into being due to the huge success of parkrun at the neighbouring venue of Poole which is only…

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