Fanchea Mid-Dublin Marathon training which took in Castletown parkrun!
Read more › News - 9th February 2021

It’s for you

Fanchea Gibson started walking at parkrun in 2013, she then went on to join a running club and take part in several marathons.   As secretary to Dublin City Lord Mayor, she has talked many Lord Mayors into parkrun, and works on the Lord Mayor 5 Alive Challenge each year which encourages inactive people to take…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2021

You’ve got a friend

It’s good to know you’ve got a friend. Marie H Murphy, Professor of Exercise and Health and Dean of Postgraduate Research at Ulster University, talks us through the role of social support in developing new habits.   Physical activity and exercise have proven physical health benefits, reducing the risk of over 20 non-communicable diseases including heart disease, stroke, high…

Read more › News - 9th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 February

Although for many of us our last parkrun was almost a year ago, it’s been hugely uplifting to see so many people enjoying the parkrun experience in the 400+ locations where we have been able to return. Indeed, last weekend more than 56,000 people joined us at 421 events across five countries, including over 3,000…

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Read more › News - 3rd February 2021

We are with you

Staying connected can be one of the most important motivators on any journey, it’s vital for our mental and physical health.   We’re into week 5 of the #parkrunresolution and we encourage you to keep connecting.   We know that the power of parkrun lies not just in helping people to become more physically active,…

Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

On a mission

Brenda Hill wants everyone to know how they can benefit from parkrun and that it’s really not just for athletes.   It’s 8.20am Saturday morning we should be getting ready for parkrun setup and course inspection. Oh how I miss my Saturday mornings with the most wonderful people!   I remember my first parkrun so clearly….

Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home to the UK she plucked up the courage to go to Wilmslow parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.  …

Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 February

As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Get a boost by sitting less

Dr Jason Wilson is a Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health at Ulster University. Here he helps us think about how we can spend less time sitting, and highlights some of the health benefits that regular movement can bring.   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately curtailed many of our usual activities, with current restrictions…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Free time for me time

Caroline Bradley has a message for anyone who is worried that parkrun is not for them – Come along! Here is Caroline’s story of walking, friendship, and community.   My parkrun experience started in July 2017. I was, at that time, suddenly childless and with more free time for me time.   Unfortunately, it was also…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2021

People of (not)parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Calling all our (not)parkrunners! Are you missing parkrun? We here at Vhi are too, so we want to hear from you!   Our everyday lives have completely changed, from how we socialise, exercise and work. We know that we are safe at home, but it’s still ok to miss the parkrun shaped hole in our…

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