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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun profile: Town Moor juniors

On Sunday mornings in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England you can find Town Moor junior parkrun. Ian Parker tells us more…     Having always been involved with sport, and having run many parkruns, I felt I could offer more than just volunteering.   So with my wife, Louise, we decided…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

parkrun profile: Bracknell

Bracknell is a town in Berkshire, England, and is home to Bracknell parkrun every Saturday morning.   Event Director Naomi Aitken tells us more about the core team, and what the event means to the community…     I got involved with parkrun after being dragged to other parkruns by my very speedy husband. I finished…

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Read more › News - 4th December 2018

parkrun profile: Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury parkrun Event Director Paul Bowes takes us inside his home parkrun which has been part of the family since 2013.   I was invited by an old University friend to run Sheffield Hallam parkrun in February 2013. I remember being anxious wondering what it was all about but as with all events I was…

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Read more › News - 27th November 2018

parkrun profile: Andover

In the county of Hampshire in the south of England you can find Andover, the home of Andover parkrun.   Event Director Simon Eggington tells us more…     I went along to Andover’s first parkrun seven years ago and was hooked. I reached my 50 milestone in 51 weeks and was invited to be…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2018

parkrun profile: Markeaton

Tim Bentley is the Event Director at Markeaton parkrun in Derby. Tim’s takes us on a tour of his home 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…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2018

parkrun profile: Duthie juniors

Katie Greig is Event Drector at Duthie junior parkrun in Aberdeen, Scotland – one of over 200 junior parkruns across the UK. She gives us a sneak peak behind the scenes!   My reason for getting involved was mainly because it seemed crazy that we had so many 5k parkruns close by with Aberdeen, Hazlehead,…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2018

parkrun profile: Widnes

Widnes parkrun in Cheshire is an integral part of the local community, and Event Director Andy Leslie tells us everything to know about this thriving parkrun!     I originally got involved with setting up Princes parkrun in Liverpool and was part of the core team for a couple of years before moving to near Widnes….

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Read more › News - 15th November 2018

parkrun profile: Cranleigh juniors

Cranleigh junior parkrun takes place every Sunday morning in Cranleigh, in Surrey.   Event Director Sara Burge tells us more…     I started parkrun when there was an #IamTeamGB event on, and I wanted to get back into fitness after having my second child.   I then found out about junior parkrun, which I…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkrun profile: Nostell

Pat Wood is one of the Event Directors at Nostell parkrun in Wakefield, taking place in a beautiful National Trust location. Pat tells us more about her home event…     I loved parkrun from doing it regularly at Pontefract parkrun, so when Nostell National Trust asked me to set an event up there, I…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2018

parkrun profile: Rossmere juniors

Heidi Morrison from Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool tells us how her event came to fruition, and why the community has embraced junior parkrun…       I was never a runner until I had major surgery in 2012 for my Crohns Disease. Following recovery, I was almost dragged along to a local parkrun and…

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