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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

Endometriosis, volunteering and why I love not being able to run!

Catherine Ward, one of parkrun’s Champions for Endometriosis, explains how her recent recovery from surgery has helped her fall in love with volunteering.   On a sunny Saturday in August I visited Rothwell parkrun for a spot of tourism and a good run and a catch up with my parkrun friends. It’s always fun going…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

parkrunning with a heart condition

Southport parkrun regular Sue Cooper tells us how parkrun helped her reconnect with running following a cardiac arrest, and then became so much more.   I’ve always loved running. When I was little, I used to pester my sister to race me back home from school and I’d never dream of walking anywhere if I…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2017

Building communities for parkrunners with disabilities and long term health conditions

parkrun launched its PROVE project just over a year ago with the goal of encouraging more people with disabilities and long term health conditions to participate at parkrun and it’s already delivering on that goal using social media. Frank Jones, parkrun’s PROVE project manager explains more:   We wanted to create a safe and supportive…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2017

A safe place to learn

For people with Type 1 diabetes and those using insulin, hypos (or low blood glucose levels) are part of life. This week is Hypo Awareness Week and Fiona Pugh, one of the parkrun PROVE project Champions for Diabetes, tells us how she found that parkrun was a safe place to learn how to manage exercise…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2017

Deaf and Hard of Hearing parkrunners

Reece and Kane     Reece is 11 years old and Kane is nine years old. They are both Deaf and wear hearing aids.   Their Mum, Jayne, was told about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Takeover Event at Huddersfield junior parkrun and persuaded them to come along and give it a go.  …

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Read more › News - 18th May 2017

Sharing my passion

I started parkrun around three years ago and only did two runs with the intentions of keeping fit and losing weight but hated the attempts as I found running with hearing aids difficult. I would get all sweaty and the hearing aids would conk out and would need drying out (several days!). I was also…

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Read more › News - 14th May 2017

Reaching out to parkrunners affected by dementia

Finsbury parkrunner Dr Mohit Verma, on the right, has a passion to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families. Through his work as a Consultant Psychiatrist he’s seen firsthand how exercise and opportunities to socialise can transform the quality of life of those living with this disease.    This is why he’s…

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Read more › News - 15th March 2017

parkrun Dementia Champions

Poolsbrook parkrunner Andy Morris, who fought his way to the top of the Running Down Dementia leaderboard after raising more than £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has taken on a new role as a volunteer parkrun dementia champion, aimed at encouraging carers and people living with dementia to become more involved with parkrun….