Kim Harrison
Read more › News - 8th April 2021

A new lease of life

Kim Harrison feels like she has every reason to get up on a Saturday and it’s all because of parkrun.   Around 10 years ago Kim was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but she’s had health problems most of her life.   “As a 16-year-old I could never have dreamt of doing anything like this….

COVID update
Read more › News - 6th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 1st April 2021

A passion for parkrun

Being active all her life, Sarah loved parkrun so much she created a six week returning to running program so other mums could enjoy running 5k after having a child.    For more than seven years, Sarah has enjoyed running and is using her favourite Varsity Lakes parkrun course on the Gold Coast, Australia to…

Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

Read more › News - 25th March 2021

Is there somewhere I can leave my leg, please?

Major Kate Philp, a former Royal Artillery officer, lost her left leg below the knee on duty in 2008. Now a member of the core team at her local parkrun, she talks us through her inspirational parkrun journey.   “Is there somewhere safe I can leave my leg, please?”   This probably isn’t the question that many Volunteer…

Read more › News - 25th March 2021

Research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are looking for runners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take…

Read more › News - 25th March 2021

How parkrun helped Megan run a marathon

Megan Bigg never thought she would be able to finish a marathon, but thanks to parkrun she completed that achievement last year.   The Anderson parkrunner has overcome some serious medical issues in the past, but regular 5km runs and walks have helped her stay active.   “In September 2004 I was out walking, training…

Read more › News - 23rd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …

Read more › Uncategorized - 18th March 2021

Showing our children what community means

My daughter and I go to parkrun every weekend.   I’m a Run Director, we both volunteer and we both run, my husband and I tag team who runs with our two children and we all volunteer together.   My daughter is seven years old and has volunteered 31 times and is on her 27th…

Read more › News - 18th March 2021

A great sense of community

From not being able to run 400m to running her first marathon, Ange credits part of her marathon success to parkrun and is looking forward to clocking a time for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.   For more than 10 years, Ange has enjoyed running and keeping active and since…