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…


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


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…


Making the most of life

It is possible to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at parkrun despite living with a life-long medical condition. Norashikin Ismail tells us how she is part of the parkrun community…   Norashikin, from Presint 18 parkrun, has Thalassemia trait. She explains what this means:   “I carry the Thalassemia gene, which makes me vulnerable…


10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…


Feedback from the Field

Love visiting Malaysia in April for my first international parkruns.   I visited Taman Pudu Ulu and Presint 18 and loved them both.   Such awesome event teams!   Amelia O’Reilly


The Gift of Volunteering

It’s no secret that volunteers are one of the great success stories of parkrun. It’s staggering that since the very first event in 2004, where five volunteers supported 13 runners, more than half a million different people around the globe have pulled on the parkrun high-vis.   In the same way that parkrun couldn’t happen…


Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…


Feedback from the Field

Well I made it. What a lovely friendly parkrun. Thank you for your great hospitality. A lovely course and a lovely Cafe. I hope you enjoyed the biscuits.   Andy Griggs


Junior milestone at Taman Pudu Ulu

Five-year-old, unicorn-loving, Jasmine completed her 10th parkrun, while on holiday in Malaysia.   Jasmine is a relative newcomer to parkrun as her family had other commitments on a Saturday morning until recently. Her first parkrun was at her home parkrun in Lake Joondalup, Western Australia, where she completed her first nine events.   It was…

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