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Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Four tips for beginning to walk, jog or run on your own

With parkrun paused around the world, many are now faced with the new prospect of walking, jogging or running on their own.   We’ve put together four simple tips to help you along the way.   1. Start small and be kind to yourself.   If you’ve never done the 5k distance on your own,…

Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Spotlight on: Norway

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 Norway, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Norway.   parkrun Norway started in August 2017, exactly a year after parkrun…

Read more › News - 16th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 June

When, in March this year, we closed all our events, the symbolism of that impacted everyone in one way or another. Whilst we knew it was coming, that first Saturday without a single parkrun event anywhere in the world was a moment that most of us could never have imagined would ever happen.   Within…

Read more › News - 14th June 2020

Spotlight on: Japan

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 Japan! Chiaki Okada tells us the story behind how parkrun launched in and grew in Japan.   Konnichi wa. My name is Chiaki Okada and I was born…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2020

(not)parkrun is here!

We’re excited to announce the launch of (not)parkrun!   Over the past several weeks whilst parkrun has been suspended we’ve been finding different ways to keep the parkrun community engaged: from quizzes to the School of parkrun, Instagram and Facebook Live interviews and warm-ups on YouTube.   Many parkrun events have also been creative in…

Read more › News - 9th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 9 June

On Monday, the New Zealand Government announced that they were removing all social distancing requirements and that there would be no limits on public gatherings.   This is an incredibly positive step forward, and whilst New Zealand may seem a long way ahead of the challenges many of us continue to face, this news should…

Read more › News - 8th June 2020

Every minute of movement helps

Even one minute of movement is beneficial to our health and wellbeing.   Laura Penhaul, Lead Physiotherapist for British Sailing, explains how we can integrate strength and mobility exercises into our everyday lives.   Our lives have changed in many ways due to Covid-19 and, for many of us, this could mean spending much more time…

Read more › News - 4th June 2020

Spotlight on: Australia

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of drought and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me. The love of field and coppice, Of green and shaded lanes. Of ordered woods and…

Read more › News - 4th June 2020

Stranded on 249

Main Beach parkrunner Lisa Sheldon is the first to admit she likes to have a bit of fun on a Friday night and sometimes, getting up on a Saturday can be a chore. One Saturday earlier this year, a sleep in beckoned. Had she made it out of bed that day, she might not have…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 2 June

In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun events across the world will remain closed until at least this calendar month. In some parkrun countries that message was entirely expected, as they are still relatively early in their efforts to overcome the challenge presented to them by COVID-19. However, some other parkrun countries are experiencing significant…

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