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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 21st March 2023

You’re always welcome at parkrun

Going to parkrun was non-negotiable for Tess, but over time she fell out of love and “felt like a burden”.   After hearing about the parkwalk initiative she returned to parkrun, feeling welcome and accepted within the community.   I got involved relatively early on with parkrun. I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 7th February 2023

Happy to be parkwalking

Walking at parkrun after a double hip replacement has helped Paul Fulbrook to get active again and it’s ideal exercise for Otto, his Border Collie pup, too.   I started parkrunning in 2015 after I’d seen an advertisement in my local paper for the Couch to 5k programme leading up to attending a parkrun. As…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 9th November 2022

Happy tears

At just 34 years old, and after three years of hard work and waiting, Karishma had finally achieved her goal – running the whole 5km at parkrun. Now she was being told she should no longer run. parkwalk has given her the motivation to keep going.   When Karishma Kulkarni arrived in Australia from India…

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Baca selanjutnya › Uncategorized - 1st November 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the past five weekends, more than 100,000 5k walks have been completed at parkrun. This includes welcoming 10,000 new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring thousands of existing parkrunners to join the fun…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 25th October 2022

I am ‘doing’ and I love it

Nicola Doward plucked up the courage to join her husband and daughter at parkrun, reassured by them that she would be welcomed, not be judged. Nicola tells us her inspiring parkwalk story.   On 19 August 2022, I gathered all of my courage and registered for parkrun. At just under 190 kilograms, the three ‘M’s…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 24th October 2022

Top five reasons walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a GP, TV doctor and triathlete! He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday morning I can be found…

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Baca selanjutnya › Uncategorized - 17th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a #parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 10th October 2022

A safe space

Alicia Hopper is a nurse that has always encouraged being open about mental health, but when it came to her own mental health, she initially struggled. Alicia describes how she came to terms with her mental health and got involved at parkrun to help manage it.   In my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with clinical depression.   It…

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Baca selanjutnya › Berita - 5th October 2022

It’s ok to walk. Even if you need to stop along the way

Can you imagine having so little energy that after walking a few hundred metres you’d need to stop and rest?   For Gerry Ligtermoet this scenario is all too real, but it hasn’t stopped him from completing over 100 parkruns.   Gerry was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2011, a rare blood disorder that leads to…

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Baca selanjutnya › Uncategorized - 27th September 2022

parkwalker role explained

As part of the parkwalk campaign this October, we are introducing a brand new volunteer role – the parkwalker!   It has been created to demonstrate that walking at parkrun is both encouraged and valued.   Why “parkwalker”?   Inclusivity and participation, rather than speed, has been a key principle of parkrun since day one….

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