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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher! As well as being a serial parkrun volunteer, a…

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Read more › News - 11th November 2019

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 and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 4th November 2019

The special parkrun community

Ngaio Kerr was visiting family in New Zealand, which meant the opportunity for some parkrun tourism!   Nagio tells us about the subtle differences between parkrun in Australia and New Zealand, and reminds us that the parkrun world is small…   I came home recently to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. I debated long and hard…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2019

Introducing: Tempo Running

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 can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.  …

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

A parkrunning family!

The great thing about parkrun is you can walk, jog, run and volunteer, making it fun for all the family.   And there’s one family that certainly loves their Saturday mornings at parkrun: The O’Sullivans! Dad Mark tells us more…   We started parkrun at Lower Hutt, in September 2012, trying to get Jess fit…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

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 can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill Training.   To help…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

Introducing: Interval Training

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 can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

Why life should be more like parkrun

Robyn Richards from Blenheim parkrun has just completed her 100th parkrun! Having reached the milestone, Robyn began to reflect on how parkrun, and the journey parkrunners go on, reflects life.   I’m a huge parkrun fan, and recently I realised why. Along with 350 or so others, I was jogging around a 5km course on the island…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2019

From the UK to NZ and the path to 500

When Brit Steve Darby started parkrunning, he could have run all the parkruns in the world in a single month.   Then 42, now 53 – Steve will notch up 500 parkruns this Saturday and will be the first person outside the UK to do so. To date, only 70 people in the world have reached the…