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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

Three tips for maintaining motivation

Have you ever heard of ‘Blue Monday’? It tends to rear its head after about three weeks of trying to change our lifestyle habits, or do something a little bit different. We’ve got some handy advice to keep you on track, and help you celebrate your success so far.   It’s that time when your…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home she plucked up the courage to go to parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.   I was never…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2021

Taking small steps forward

It’s week two of The parkrun Resolution and it’s all about taking small steps forward. We’re here for you. Read on for this week’s top tips and don’t forget to celebrate what you’ve done so far.   Often the hardest thing to do is start: to start something new, make a change, do something differently….

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Read more › News - 13th January 2021

The gift of helping others

parkrun Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields tells us how your #parkrunresolution can be the gift of helping others.   I began running at 11 years old when I went to secondary school. Being small in height, and lacking the ball-handling skills for other school sports it was great to find an activity in which I…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 12 January

This Saturday, parkrun events in Victoria, Australia, will return, and next Saturday we are reopening another nine Russian events, of which four are completely new, taking us to 23 live events there.   Whilst these are relatively small steps, each step is a positive move forward. However, following on from last week’s update, we remain…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2021

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution. parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells you everything you need to know about our special new year campaign.   Firstly, Happy New Year from everyone at parkrun!   We hope you had a restful festive period, and you have welcomed 2021 with open arms,…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2021

parkwalk is here

Ready to strive for five? Here’s your eight week guide to successfully completing a 5k walk.   You can walk at the same pace throughout or, if you want, you can alter the pace that you walk as indicated below. Remember that any plan is only a guide, so please do go at your own…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 5 January

It’s almost ten months since we first closed all of our global events in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and since then there have been many ups and downs. Last week it was great to celebrate 53,000 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering with us, despite the fact that over 1,500 parkrun events remain closed…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2021

Melaleuca Women’s Prison in WA breaks parkrun records at launch

Event Ambassador Bronwyn Bell supported Melaleuca Women’s Prison in Western Australia to introduce parkrun to their facility. Bronwyn explains the considerations that remand centres must work through during the development of parkrun and recounts her experience of their launch event. Melaleuca parkrun launch   Attending a parkrun launch is surreal when much of the parkrun…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2020

Reflections for 2020 and hope for the new year

As we bid farewell to 2020, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a very different twelve months for parkrun.    2020 started with so much promise. Our movement, now in its 16th year, gathered pace.   The Netherlands became the 22nd live territory on the global map of parkrun, we delivered a groundbreaking campaign…