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Read more › News - 3rd October 2023

19 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 19th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 19 years of parkrunning!   The beginning 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.   Paul and…

Read more › News - 26th September 2023

Ghost 15: Green Silence edition

Guest article written by Brooks.   At Brooks, we’ve always been about movement and progress, and with the Green Silence, we are taking a giant leap towards a greener, more sustainable future. We are excited to introduce the new special edition Ghost 15: Green Silence.   The Green Silence are specialty designed with the planet…

Read more › News - 25th September 2023

How to pick the best sports bra for you

You can wear anything when you join in at parkrun – a suit, shorts, jeans or even fancy dress. We want everyone to enjoy parkrun and being comfortable in what you’re wearing is crucial. If you’re going to move a lot, walk, or run you might want to consider using a sports bra. We chatted…

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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…

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