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Read more › News - 3rd June 2020

#Vhiparktalks – this week David is joined by Niall Ronan!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the final episode of #Vhiparktalks with David Gillick, taking place tomorrow night (June 4) 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 that for the last episode David…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 2 June

In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun events across the world will remain closed until at least this calendar month. In some parkrun countries that message was entirely expected, as they are still relatively early in their efforts to overcome the challenge presented to them by COVID-19. However, some other parkrun countries are experiencing significant…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Sweet dreams: The keys to a great sleep, every night!

My name is Dr Carolyn Ee and I am a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner who is based in Sydney.   No matter where we are in the world or how we’ve been impacted by COVID-19, many of us will have experienced some disruption to our sleeping routines.   Firstly, this isn’t…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Spotlight on: Poland

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 Poland, and Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz tells us all about the history of parkrun Polska.   This year parkrun Poland will celebrate its 9th anniversary. The first…

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Read more › News - 27th May 2020

#Vhiparktalks – this week David is joined by Mick Clohisey!

Make sure you don’t miss out on our next instalment of #Vhiparktalks with David Gillick, taking place tomorrow night (Thurs 28 May) 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 that this week David will…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 May 2020

We can now confirm that parkrun events across the world will be suspended until the end of June.   Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.   Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of…

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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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