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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

The history of timekeeping at parkrun

Once upon a time, a man named Paul and a few of his longtime friends started meeting in their local park at the same time each week. Paul would record the time it took them to run a 5km course, then they’d have a whale of a time talking and chatting in the cafe afterwards….

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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

Spotlight on: Malaysia

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 we hear how parkrun launched in Malaysia! Emer Breen and Caroline Murray share the story…   The idea to launch parkrun in Malaysia came from a team of enthusiastic volunteers…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2020

#Vhiparktalks – this week David is joined by a Sleep Expert!

Make sure you don’t miss out on our next instalment of #Vhiparktalks with David Gillick, taking place tomorrow night on @parkrunie Instagram live at 8pm!   It has been great to see so many parkrunners tuning in over the past number of weeks and we are delighted to let you know that this week David…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 19 May

I’m pleased to say we have now spoken with just under 1,000 event teams and ambassadors from all 22 parkrun countries, and that project has now formally concluded.   As always however, should event teams and volunteers wish to speak with us that opportunity remains available and I’d urge them to get in touch if…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Food for thought in uncertain times

My name is Sarah Cain and I am a nutritionist located in Airlie Beach in Australia’s Whitsundays. My belief is that we are all different — and so are our bodies, lives and goals — and therefore our nutrition should reflect that.   During these uncertain times, in particular due to many of us spending…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Spotlight on: Italy

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 marked five years since the first parkrun in Italy, and Country Manager Giorgio Cambiano tells us all about the history of parkrun Italia.   In March 2014, I had…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2020

Learning at home

In a series of four blogs, Educational Psychologist Dr Dan O’Hare talks to us about promoting children’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Dan is currently joint chair-elect of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (part of the British Psychological Society) and runs edpsy.org.uk, a space for Educational Psychologists to share information across boundaries to develop…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 15th May 2020

Vhi parktalks AirPods competition – Terms & Conditions

This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs from Friday 15th of…

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Read more › News - 14th May 2020

Talking to children

In a series of four blogs, Educational Psychologist Dr Dan O’Hare talks to us about promoting children’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Dan is currently joint chair-elect of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology and runs edpsy.org.uk, a space for Educational Psychologists to share information across boundaries to develop and improve the lives…

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Read more › News - 13th May 2020

Two episodes of #Vhiparktalks this week!

Make sure you tune into #Vhiparktalks with Olympian David Gillick, as we have two episodes for you this week!   It has been great to see so many parkrunners tuning in over the past few weeks. Tomorrow evening, David will be joined on Instagram Live by Vhi Health Coach Martina Gibbons where they will talk…