Read more › News - 21st January 2020

One Year On

15th December 2018 was a unique day for Paul Bovington (Bov) who was using his local Carisbrooke parkrun event as part of his training towards his goal to run a marathon.   He was running with his brother-in-law and training buddy, Craig Hicks. Running side by side, they turned at the halfway point and were pushing…

Read more › News - 13th January 2020

Never Say Never

‘parkrun is our church … it’s a place of belonging … it is as welcoming and inclusive as it is diverse’: Teresa and Peter Colhoun   2019 was a big year for Teresa and Peter Colhoun.   In November, Teresa crossed the finish line of the world’s toughest half marathon; Hobart’s 21.1km Point to Pinnacle…

Read more › News - 13th January 2020

It’s always been there for me

Darren Wood has just completed his 750th parkrun. That’s the most parkruns of anyone in the world. Here he tells us about his parkrun journey to this incredible milestone.   I first heard about parkrun, or Bushy Park Time Trial as it was then known, through the Ranelagh Harriers running club newsletter.   I actually…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Get me to the church… I mean parkrun on time!

Peta Lawrie and Tim Yates met around seven years ago through a mutual friend. 
They shared a love of music and art but it wasn’t until they saw some Facebook posts from Peta’s high school friend Mark Cooper that they decided to give parkrun a try.
   Peta used to run in high school and after…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

The best outfit is the one you feel most comfortable in

66-year-old Alison Campbell lives in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, which meant the prospect of  walking or running 5km was somewhat unappealing! After some gentle persuading from her younger sister however, Alison went to parkrun in 2018 to get herself ‘off the couch’ and she’s been walking 5km every days since.    In November 2018 I was something of…

Read more › News - 1st October 2019

From the UK to NZ and the path to 500

When Brit Steve Darby started parkrunning, he could have run all the parkruns in the world in a single month.   Then 42, now 53 – Steve will notch up 500 parkruns this Saturday and will be the first person outside the UK to do so. To date, only 70 people in the world have reached the…

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