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Read more › News - 12th December 2019

parkrun Founder wins prestigious Albert Medal

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal.   Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement.   Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than four million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an old friend…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

parkrun profile: Flaxmere

Every Saturday morning, Flaxmere Park, Hastings is the venue for Flaxmere parkrun, which launched in June 2019.   Flaxmere parkrun Event Director, Philip Shambrook, tells us more about his home event…   I got involved in parkrun because I’ve always been passionate about helping people develop better health and fitness. parkrun is absolutely the best community…

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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…

TEMPO
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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