Strength and cond
Read more › News - 19th March 2019

Strength and Conditioning 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 could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this final instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

Kapiti coast
Read more › News - 19th March 2019

parkrun Diary

Please note Western Springs is cancelled this Saturday 23rd March.   Cancellations:  Western Springs - 23rd March 2019   Upcoming Anniversaries: Tauranga -  April (date TBC) Balclutha – 4th May 2019 Lower Hutt – May Gisborne – May Barry Curtis – May Anderson – May   Special notice to Cornwall Park parkrunners:  A Park Life event has been…

anderson parkdog
Read more › Awards - 19th March 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi my name is Jeepie (short for Jeperto). My name was inspired by the flowing, curly black hair of Marc Bolan of T Rex, and their song Jeepster. I’m 3 years old and belong to Melissa and Paul Thorburn. I’ve done 10 parkruns!   When did you join the Thorburn family? When I was 8 weeks…

TEMPO
Read more › News - 12th March 2019

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.   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.   To help us to do so, we’ve enlisted the help of Richard Partridge! As an athlete, Richard has a 5k PB of 13:45 and…

western springs
Read more › News - 12th March 2019

parkrun Diary

Please note Western Springs is cancelled due to the Pasifika event in March.   Cancellations:  Western Springs - 23rd March 2019   Upcoming Anniversaries: Tauranga -  April (date TBC) Balclutha – 4th May 2019 Lower Hutt – May Gisborne – May Barry Curtis – May Anderson – May   Peace Runners  who are running the length of New…

aussie
Read more › News - 12th March 2019

The experiences of a parkrunning GP

Dr Jennie Wright began referring some of her patients to parkrun after noticing the benefits herself…   I went to my first parkrun after my little brother told me about it. I had started running at home on a treadmill but was too embarrassed to run outside where people could see me.   I was…

Cambridge parkdog of week
Read more › Awards - 12th March 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi my name is Cleo and I am 7 years old. I was adopted by my human family from the SPCA when I was 4 months old, I am a staffy cross breed. I love my human family, especially my Mum. I follow her everywhere.     I love going in the car, putting my…

Antartic
Read more › News - 5th March 2019

Antarctica adventure

This is a crazy story from Australia of a parkrunner’s passion to run a parkrun while on an Antarctica Adventure    Whenever I go on a holiday or travel for work I always try and find a local parkrun to tourist at. But when I headed to Antarctica at the end of December, with 79…