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Read more › News - 26th November 2020

Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun: a review

A team of academics reviewed existing research highlighting that parkrun participants show improvements in, among other things, fitness, total physical activity, and mood.   Here, one of the researchers, Dr Anne Grunseit from the Prevention Research Collaboration at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, talks us through the findings.   parkrun is unique…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2020

From loneliness to happiness

Haruka Murayama is Event director at Tsujido kaihin koen parkrun in Japan. But her first introduction to parkrun was over in Northern Ireland. Here she tells us how parkrun helped her combat homesickness and improved her confidence.   It was about two years ago, early January of 2018, when I discovered parkrun for the first time….

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Read more › News - 25th November 2020

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 24 novembre

Une nouvelle semaine de progrès significatifs pour la famille parkrun dans le monde entier.   Samedi dernier, plus de 12 400 personnes ont marché, fait du jogging, couru ou fait du bénévolat lors de 117 événements organisés dans cinq pays parkrun. Il y avait également près de 600 débutants, et nous souhaitons tout particulièrement la…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 24 November

It’s been another week of significant progress for the parkrun family around the world.   Last Saturday saw more than 12,400 people walk, jog, run or volunteer at 117 events across five parkrun countries. There were also almost 600 first timers, and we’d particularly like to extend a warm welcome to those taking what might…

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Read more › News - 18th November 2020

Trevor’s Great Achievement

At parkrun we are joined by a community that bring a whole host of stories and journeys.  Some are first timers, and some are regular visitors on Saturday mornings. We love to hear and share the stories, and this week we hear about Trevor from Lethbridge parkrun who has trained long and hard to realize…

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Read more › News - 18th November 2020

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 17 novembre

C’était merveilleux de voir les événements reprendre en Namibie ce week-end, le cinquième territoire parkrun à accueillir de nouveau des événements depuis que la pandémie de Coronavirus a interrompu le parkrun à travers le monde en mars.   Nous attendions avec impatience la réouverture en Australie du Sud samedi prochain, mais malheureusement, de nouvelles infections…

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Read more › News - 17th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 17 November

It was wonderful to see events start back in Namibia at the weekend, the fifth parkrun territory to welcome back events since the Coronavirus pandemic paused parkrun across the world in March.   We were looking forward to reopening in South Australia this coming Saturday, but sadly new infections and a subsequent two week state-wide…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2020

10 years of parkrun in the island of Ireland!

This month the island of Ireland celebrated 10 years of parkrun, and Country Manager Matt Shields told us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of Ireland at the Waterworks in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in November 2010. The event in Waterworks park was started by a team of…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2020

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 10 novembre

Une autre semaine s’est écoulée et il est temps de faire le point sur le parkrun dans le monde. Bien que les progrès puissent sembler lents (voire inexistants) dans de nombreuses régions du monde pour le moment, nous pensons qu’il est important de continuer à célébrer les petites étapes et de partager les mesures positives…

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Read more › News - 10th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 10 November

Somehow another week has passed by, and it’s time for another update on parkrun around the world. Whilst progress can appear to be slow (or even non-existent) in many parts of the world at the moment, we feel it’s important we continue to celebrate small milestones, and to share the positive steps the parkrun family…

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