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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

parkrun celebrates Pride at Invercargill

CHROMA, the LGBTQIA+ Initiative for Southland, was proud to collaborate with their local parkrun in Waihopai (Invercargill) as part of Murihiku’s first Pride Week. CHROMA’s secretary Beth Duffill-Brookes tells us more.   This was a fantastic way to start Pride Week, with a beautiful spring day in Queens Park. The CHROMA team met with the…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

The Right Fit: The importance of getting the right shoe for you!

Guest article written by Brooks.   When it comes to running, we often obsess over training techniques, nutrition, and gadgets. Yet, one critical element often gets overlooked: the fit of our running shoes. The fit impacts not only foot health but also the quality of your run. Here are some tips to guide you in…

Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Top tips to get a personal best

First and foremost, we all know that parkrun is about taking part, community, being social together outdoors, and maybe grabbing a coffee afterwards. But sometimes, you want to aim for a personal best (PB)!   We share some top tips from long-distance runner and regular Australian parkrunner Steve Moneghetti about how to give yourself the…

Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Join parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador

Do you love creating video content and have a strong passion for parkrun? We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador.   This exciting volunteer role comes as part of our desire to produce more video content on social media channels, including our imminent launch on…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Volunteering at parkrun helped build my confidence

Simon is a full-time NHS GP speaking with hundreds of people throughout the week, but he has a fear of talking in public and can stammer when he gets nervous. Volunteering at parkrun helped him get used to talking to groups of people, and even gave him the opportunity and confidence to take part in…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2023

Te Wiki o te reo Māori

This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) which symbolises the commitment to preserving and promoting te reo Māori and culture.   Bridget McLeod from Hamilton Park parkrun in Gore explains what inspired her to become a te reo Māori teacher, and how she has helped incorporate Māori culture into her…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2023

Joy through volunteering

Amanda Kwong started parkrunning ten years ago as a way to fill her time whilst her partner was away on a one-year volunteering trip overseas. Since then, she has completed more than 250 5ks and found a love of volunteering as a VI Guide and photographer.   My favourite thing about parkrun is that it…

Read more › News - 4th September 2023

parkrun was a form of therapy

Joanna Dudziak lives in London and is the run director at two locations – Gunnersbury parkrun and Acton junior parkrun. When she moved to the city, taking part in parkrun provided Joanna with an opportunity to get to know her community and enjoy different parkrun locations with her visually impaired friend.   Joanna writes about…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2023

Introducing Dr Andrew Boyd, volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for parkrun in New Zealand

Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors for parkrun are General Practitioners who volunteer their time to provide advice and expertise on public health and the social care sector. Their contribution is instrumental to forging strong and long-lasting relationships with clinicians, health services and government departments, and helping parkrun reach more people for whom parkrun can have significant…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2023

Your path to fitness and fun!

Guest article written by Brooks.   Running offers a simple yet powerful way to improve your fitness and wellbeing. If you’re a beginner looking to start your running journey, or just wanting some vital tips to improve your running experience, here are five essential tips to running.   Start Slow, Increase Gradually: Listen to your…