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Read more › News - 24th June 2020

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Mardi 23 juin

Ces derniers mois, nous avons essayé de faire les choses aussi simples que possible, de nous concentrer sur les tâches essentielles et de clarifier nos décisions.   Cette semaine, nous souhaitons profiter de l’occasion et revoir une partie de notre stratégie de réouverture du parkrun.   Alors que certains pays sont à assouplir leurs restrictions,…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2020

La course virtuelle!

Il y a eu plusieurs changements dans nos vies dans les trois derniers mois. Je sais que je peux facilement parler pour vous quand je dis que le parkrun me manque !   Mais encore, faut-il s’en ennuyer ? Ou devrait-on simplement le réinventer ? Dans un monde où la course virtuelle est rendue chose…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2020

The evolution of parkrun for our family (in the pre-Covid world)

The meaning of parkrun for our family has evolved over the past few years.   At first it was all about running…   My first introduction to parkrun was at Curl Curl on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in July 2015. The running group I was training with recommended the weekly parkruns as part of the training plan. While I was…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 23 June

Over the last few months we’ve attempted to keep things as simple as possible, to focus on the critical tasks required, and to provide clarity around our decisions.   This week we’d like to take the opportunity to revisit part of our strategy for reopening parkrun.   As countries relax their respective lockdown restrictions we…

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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…

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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,…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2020

Virtual Running!

There certainly has been a lot of changes to our lives in the past 3 months. I know I can speak for a lot of you when I say I am missing parkrun!   However here is the thing, do you have to miss it? Or can you just reinvent it?  With today’s virtual running…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2020

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Mardi 16 juin

Lorsque nous avons arrêté tous nos événements en mars dernier, cette décision a eu un impact sur tout le monde d’une façon ou d’une autre. Même si nous savions que c’était pour arriver, ce premier samedi sans un seul événement parkrun dans le monde a été un moment que la plupart d’entre nous n’auraient jamais…

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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…

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Read more › News - 15th 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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