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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

parkrun profile: Eastney juniors

Portsmouth is located on England’s south coast, and it is there you can find Eastney junior parkrun every Sunday morning.   Eastney junior parkrun Co-Event Director Daniel Del Piccolo tells us more…     I took my children to their first ever junior parkrun event at Eastney juniors a few years back and we had an…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

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 - 1st February 2019

parkrun profile: Southwick Country Park

Southwick Country parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Southwick near Trowbridge, Wiltshire.   Martin Pearce is a member of the core volunteer team at Southwick Country parkrun, and he tells us more about the event he calls home…     I ran the first ever Southwick parkrun back in 2011 (still my highest finishing position!)…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

parkrun profile: Uppermill juniors

Uppermill junior parkrun takes place in Saddleworth near Oldham.   Run Director Jim Upton tell us more about the event they call home every Sunday morning…   I am a dedicated runner and now I have retired from teaching I have the time, and energy, to pass on my love of running.   Saddleworth is…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2019

parkrun profile: Hull

Paul Tremere from Hull parkrun in East Yorkshire tells us about his home event in Kingston upon Hull, and what it means to his family, parkrunners and the local community…     In 2009 our daughter, Jane, experienced Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough and her account of this friendly, all inclusive, event, with great emphasis on the post-run…

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Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

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 - 21st January 2019

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 - 16th January 2019

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 think I…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2019

parkrun profile: Birkenhead

Birkenhead, in The Wirral, has been home to parkrun since 2015. Stuart Rickers tells us more…   I answered an email call for volunteers when our event was founded by Event Director Steve Smith and his core volunteer group in 2015.   I loved parkrun from the very beginning; I was struck by the encouragement…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

parkrun profile: Clifton

IN 2018, 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 time…     My nearest parkrun was getting too busy, so I found myself feeling reluctant to go. I was advised that Clifton parkrun was starting up,…

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