This time last year, we were planning an overseas holiday and looking for places we could still do our weekly parkrun.
We managed to find a parkrun in Krakow in Poland, Stretford in the UK and Paris in France.
Poland meant a pre-Christmas run in the snow followed by hot, sweet tea. Stretford near Manchester meant starting and finishing on a tartan track after running into the local park and being urged on by the locals who called out ‘jolly good show’. Paris had more visitors than locals but the same friendly welcome.
Happy to say that the same great parkrun welcome stays the same all over and different time zones, nationalities and languages and are no barrier.
Saturday saw the long-awaited return of parkrun New Zealand, the first parkrun events back after an extended global lockdown, and a return, in that part of the world at least, to pre-Coronavirus routines. Since the earliest days of this challenge we had prioritised the work required to ensure a smooth return to action when the…
The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them. This week it’s the US! Having recently celebrated eight years since the first event took place, here is the story of parkrun USA… The parkrun culture is communal, supportive,…