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Read more › News - 25th February 2021

Championing parkrun

If you’re a friend of Martin Harrap’s then you’ve most likely been initiated into parkrun.   The Whangarei parkrunner – and parkrun NZ Outreach Ambassador – has registered some 24 people with parkrun such it is a big part of his life.   It all started on New Year’s Eve, 2016 when a friend was…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2021

The parkrun Resolution Journey

At the start of 2021 we launched The parkrun Resolution. An eight week New Year campaign to inspire, motivate and share some positivity.   As the campaign draws to a close, we look back at the past eight weeks.   There have been expert blogs, from experts regarding training tips, diet and the health benefits…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 February

Yesterday (Monday 22 February) the UK Government published a roadmap for exiting lockdown over the coming months, detailing how and when restrictions will be eased if everything goes to plan.   We welcome this announcement and support the Government’s cautious framework for a return to normality. The roadmap provides us with an opportunity for junior…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

Not a typical runner

Martina Rafferty walked her first parkrun, and swore she would never run. A couch to 5k programme later, and with some encouragement from her parkrun family, she’s now got back the confidence she didn’t even realise she had lost.   On 9 May 2014 I “did” my first ever parkrun. I say did instead of…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

Never alone

It’s the penultimate week of our New Year campaign, The parkrun Resolution.   Your #parkrunresolution might be a personal journey, but you are never alone.   At the dawn of 2021 we invited you to set your own parkrun Resolution, and we made a commitment to support you every single step of the way. Every…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

parkrun and Pasifika

“Running isn’t in our DNA.”   Yet Vatau Sagaga has almost 300 parkruns to his name. Throw in a London Marathon and some halfs and 10kms and soon you realise he’s bucking that belief.   And he wants to see more like him.   The Samoan New Zealander stands out at parkrun, despite him representing…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Join team parkrun for a brand new virtual challenge!

Keep the parkrun community walking, jogging and running around the world with the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.   We’re calling all parkrun and (not)parkrun runners to join “Team parkrun” for this global event so we can keep as many passionate movers as we can, clocking up the kilometres, before 21…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 February

The coming weeks and months are likely to prove critical as the world strives to overcome the continued challenges presented by COVID-19.   Unfortunately, whilst Australia and New Zealand have so far successfully prevented significant levels of infection, both countries are currently experiencing regional lockdowns in response to localised outbreaks. In South Africa, thankfully, cases…

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Read more › News - 11th February 2021

Be kind to yourself

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, this week for the #parkrunresolution we’re asking you to be kind to yourself and others.   This is a great opportunity to give ourselves some self-care.   It’s so easy to say, but often so hard to do.   We can feel bombarded with messages which tell us what…

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