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Read more › News - 3rd October 2023

19 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 19th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 19 years of parkrunning!   The beginning On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London, for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Paul and…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2023

A platform for health and wellbeing

Cllr Adam Hort was one of six City of Gosnells councillors who volunteered at Homestead parkrun’s 100th event this month. Adam explains how parkrun has had a major impact on his local area and why the council is proud to support this wonderful community asset.    I had the pleasure of participating in the 100th Homestead parkrun…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2023

Ghost 15: Green Silence edition

Guest article written by Brooks.   At Brooks, we’ve always been about movement and progress, and with the Green Silence, we are taking a giant leap towards a greener, more sustainable future. We are excited to introduce the new special edition Ghost 15: Green Silence.   The Green Silence are specialty designed with the planet…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2023

How to pick the best sports bra for you

You can wear anything when you join in at parkrun – a suit, shorts, jeans or even fancy dress. We want everyone to enjoy parkrun and being comfortable in what you’re wearing is crucial. If you’re going to move a lot, walk, or run you might want to consider using a sports bra. We chatted…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

The Right Fit: The importance of getting the right shoe for you!

Guest article written by Brooks.   When it comes to running, we often obsess over training techniques, nutrition, and gadgets. Yet, one critical element often gets overlooked: the fit of our running shoes. The fit impacts not only foot health but also the quality of your run. Here are some tips to guide you in…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Top tips to get a personal best

First and foremost, we all know that parkrun is about taking part, community, being social together outdoors, and maybe grabbing a coffee afterwards. But sometimes, you want to aim for a personal best (PB)!   We share some top tips from long-distance runner and regular Australian parkrunner Steve Moneghetti about how to give yourself the…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Volunteering at parkrun helped build my confidence

Simon is a full-time NHS GP speaking with hundreds of people throughout the week, but he has a fear of talking in public and can stammer when he gets nervous. Volunteering at parkrun helped him get used to talking to groups of people, and even gave him the opportunity and confidence to take part in…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2023

Join parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador

Do you love creating video content and have a strong passion for parkrun? We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador.   This exciting volunteer role comes as part of our desire to produce more video content on social media channels, including our imminent launch on…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2023

‘To the MAX’ – Say hello to the Ghost MAX

Guest article written by Brooks.   MAX cushion and MAX protection.   The Ghost MAX is designed to help your feet land more comfortably with every step. That’s because inside there’s super stacked DNA LOFT v2 Foam to help deliver soft landings, along with a GlideRoll Rocker to actively assist with heel-to-toe transitions. We even…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2023

Supporting veterans at Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023

The Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 started on Saturday with a spectacular Opening Ceremony celebrating the remarkable 550 competitors, families and friends of the 21 participating nations.   Included in that group are 31 current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force who are representing Australia.   A live, digital stream of the Invictus…

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