Read more › News - 13th May 2021

My stability in a crazy world

My first experience of parkrun was sitting in the car for several weeks just watching people come and go because I was so nervous. I thought they all looked so athletic, surely they would not want this turtle speed 50 minute-ish jogger to join them.   Eventually I summoned the courage to step up. How…

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Read more › News - 13th May 2021

How parkrun helped me

When her local parkrun started up in Pegasus back in 2016, Sandra Durand thought it was just another interest for her husband to take up. John is a runner, he has been running for years, but she was never really interested in joining him.   Initially thinking she didn’t have the fitness or confidence to join in,…

Read more › News - 11th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 11 May

It was fantastic to see more than 70,000 people participate at 672 parkrun events around the world last weekend. Amongst these we were delighted to see 146 junior parkrun events in action in England, and the first junior event to resume in Wales. Before the end of this month, another 40 junior 2k events are…

Read more › News - 6th May 2021

Realising what I can achieve

My name is Jan, I am 66 and I have quite severe arthritis.   My son and his partner got me involved with parkrun. I was 10 kilos heavier than I am now (still have a lot more to go) and was barely able to walk 100 meters without a walking stick. I was very…

Read more › News - 6th May 2021

New research shows exceptionally low risk of COVID transmission at outdoor sporting events

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published, that for the first time, estimates the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at parkrun events.   Utilising data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, looking at the prevalence of the virus, alongside antibody levels within the population, the study…

Read more › News - 5th May 2021

Meet Event Ambassador Wendy Watts

When Wendy Watts discovered parkrun a whole new world opened up to her, now she is helping many other events as an Ambassador.   Wendy turned up to her local parkrun in Palmerston North at its inaugural event on October 28, 2017. She was a run/walker and since that day has found herself on the…

Read more › News - 4th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 4 May

A week has passed since we went out to landowners in England, requesting permission to restart 5k events on 5 June. We are conscious that our email arrived at what is a very busy time for many, with local elections taking place this week and the recent Bank Holiday weekend undoubtedly stretching resources at local…

Read more › News - 28th April 2021

Be proud of who you are

Cherie Martin has a rare disease – Nail Patella Syndrome. Don’t worry if you have never heard of it, many medical specialists haven’t either. As a result, Cherie has taken it upon herself to educate them in order to get the right care.   18 months ago, Cherie finally gave in to her mum’s request…

Read more › News - 28th April 2021

Children’s volunteer day at East End

The sun was shining brightly as participants lined up on the coastal walkway ready for the start of East End parkrun’s 113th event. One of the reasons parkrun is free, for everyone, forever – because its event organisers are all volunteers.   However, there was something a little different about the volunteers this week –…

Read more › News - 27th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 April

We have taken a big step forward today with our plans to reopen 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June, with an email sent this morning to all landowners, requesting permission to return.   Meanwhile, we continue to keep an eye on the situation in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and although there does…

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