Read more › News - 29th June 2022

Difficult circumstances don’t stop you living

Alison Walters struggled to return to everyday life after her cancer diagnosis and surgery.    Then she came across 5k Your Way and parkrun, both of which she credits in helping her to find her feet again.   I was diagnosed with a sarcoma, a rare form of cancer of the connective tissue, in 2018….

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Read more › News - 24th November 2021

Supporting those impacted by cancer with 5k Your Way

The reopening of parkrun events across UK and Ireland has brought a smile to all of our faces, not least the members of the many 5K Your Way groups who are finally able to get together, in person, again.    Linked to parkrun events, 5K Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living…

Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

The long road to recovery

35-year-old Chris Proby from Tymon parkrun has beaten cancer twice in the past two years. In this highly personal blog, Chris reveals how parkrun is helping him to combat isolation and take his first steps on the road to recovery.   On 24 August 2015 I left work to get an MRI scan. I’d been…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Endurance I only dreamed of

This time last year I was running parkrun as part of the training for my first marathon. I was happy, carefree and enjoying my weekend runs. A few weeks later I received the devastating news that I had breast cancer.   Recalling the days after my diagnosis I was shocked and frightened to learn of…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Bring a Friend to parkrun for World Cancer Day

This year parkrun Ireland is teaming up with the National Cancer Control Programme. parkrunners are being encouraged to “Bring a Friend to parkrun” this Saturday, 3 February to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.   Approximately 30-40% of cancers could be prevented by making small changes to our lifestyle. Most people are…

Read more › News - 19th October 2017

Learning to dance in the rain

To say my cancer diagnosis three years ago was a shock would be an understatement. I remember being at home with my four children, aged between five and ten when the news came. I was in shock, cried like a baby and all I wanted was to have my husband and parents with me to…