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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…

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…

INTERVALS
Read more › News - 5th March 2019

Introducing: Interval 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 Interval Training.  …

Anderson
Read more › News - 5th 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   Upcoming Events These are the dates coming up for…

Tauranga
Read more › News - 26th February 2019

parkrun Diary

Cambridge celebrates their 2nd anniversary on Saturday 2nd March! Please note Western Springs’s upcoming cancellation due to the Pasifika event.   Cancellations:  Western Springs – 23rd March 2019   Upcoming Anniversary: Cambridge – 2nd March 2019 Tauranga -  April (date TBC)   Upcoming Events These are the dates coming up for the XRACE NZHL XRACE Napier…

round the bays achilles
Read more › News - 26th February 2019

Achilles New Zealand

The vision of Achilles New Zealand is to provide New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local, national and international events. Local runners who would like to help support others and become involved with Achilles are very welcome. Assistance with guiding is provided.    John from Achilles: Welcome to our…

cheryl running
Read more › News - 19th February 2019

Run to the Finish – Cheryl’s story

Cheryl Laubscher shared her frightening ordeal with the Hamilton Lake parkrun, community but this is such a wake up call to everyone who runs/walks and generally keeps fit and healthy that it needed to be shared here too. Thanks very much to Cheryl and on behalf of all the parkrun community may your recovery go…

east end
Read more › News - 19th February 2019

parkrun Diary

This Saturday Wanaka will be celebrating their 1st anniversary, they’re looking forward to having new parkrunners/walkers come along, visitors and of course the whole community who have supported them through this year!   Cancellations: Taupo - 23rd February,  due to the ‘Across the Lake Swim’   Anniversaries: Wanaka – 23rd February   Upcoming Events These are…

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