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Making parkrun a family event

Hi, I’m Nor Azzah Abdul Kadir, best known as Azah. My husband, Paan, and I work as computer programmers. We are blessed with two wonderful children, Adam and Adranur.   I wasn’t very active when younger, but became more motivated recently, primarily to stay healthy. I joined parkrun for the first time last year, encouraged…

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Feedback from the Field

My wife and I had been parkrun participants for some months and in December last year, this was the first time my whole family joined us on a Saturday morning.   My son had come back from Adelaide and my youngest daughter had come back from Sydney for some family matters and we managed to…

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Become a Translation Ambassador!

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

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Feedback from the Field

Martin from Wales met his son Luke, who works in China, for a holiday in Malaysia and decided to cement the holiday with a parkrun. Also joining them at Taman Pudu Ulu on parkrunday were two other parkrun enthusiasts from China.   “Lovely and friendly parkrun thanks so much for organising”   Martin Blakeborough Mallard…

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Help us celebrate female participation on international women’s day

parkrun events all over the world are being encouraged to celebrate female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.   We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and everyone is invited…

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Feedback from the Field

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Aiman and Shireen who celebrated their 50th milestone together at Presint, 18 Putrajaya parkrun.

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Seizing opportunities

Mahomed Khatri lost his sight aged 16 due to multiple retinal detachments and now has no sight or light perception in either eye.    Mahomed has not let his sight loss define him however, and it doesn’t quell his enthusiasm for exploring new countries and trying fun activities such as skydiving and, of course, parkrunning….

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Friends helping friends

In 2020, why not make it a resolution to introduce a friend to parkrun? Gan Leong Huat, shares his parkrun story….   Malaysian, Gan Leong Huat, enjoys running to keep healthy. Knowing Gan’s enthusiasm for running, his Singaporean friend told him about parkrun and this led to Gan joining for the first time in May…

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Feedback from the Field

I had my first parkrun yesterday and it was superb. the volunteers, runners, vibes, are too beautiful to run with   Allison Yee

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Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…