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Read more › News - 9th November 2022

Happy tears

At just 34 years old, and after three years of hard work and waiting, Karishma had finally achieved her goal – running the whole 5km at parkrun. Now she was being told she should no longer run. parkwalk has given her the motivation to keep going.   When Karishma Kulkarni arrived in Australia from India…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the past five weekends, more than 100,000 5k walks have been completed at parkrun. This includes welcoming 10,000 new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring thousands of existing parkrunners to join the fun…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2022

Top five ways walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a GP, TV doctor and triathlete! He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday morning I can be found…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2022

I am ‘doing’ and I love it

Nicola Doward plucked up the courage to join her husband and daughter at parkrun, reassured by them that she would be welcomed, not be judged. Nicola tells us her inspiring parkwalk story.   On 19 August 2022, I gathered all of my courage and registered for parkrun. At just under 190 kilograms, the three ‘M’s…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a #parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2022

I walk at parkrun. I feel it’s within my abilities

As a child, Alison Marshall loved being active. But kidney failure and then a transplant at only 18 put a pause to this.   Alison tells us what she enjoys most about parkrun, her thoughts on the new parkwalker volunteer role and how being able to walk at parkrun has helped her physical and mental…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2022

A safe space

Alicia Hopper is a nurse that has always encouraged being open about mental health, but when it came to her own mental health, she initially struggled. Alicia describes how she came to terms with her mental health and got involved at parkrun to help manage it.   In my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with clinical depression.   It…

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Read more › News - 5th October 2022

It’s ok to walk. Even if you need to stop along the way

Can you imagine having so little energy that after walking a few hundred metres you’d need to stop and rest?   For Gerry Ligtermoet this scenario is all too real, but it hasn’t stopped him from completing over 100 parkruns.   Gerry was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2011, a rare blood disorder that leads to…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

Top five reasons to walk at parkrun

Whether you’re finding your feet, not sure how to get started, craving some me time or are keen to introduce someone new to parkrun, here are five reasons why we love walking at parkrun to get you ready for #parkwalk!   Catch-up with friends   We know that life is expensive right now, so why…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

18 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 18th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 18 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…

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