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invercargill runners
Read more › News - 2nd April 2019

parkrun Diary

Daylight saving starts on Sunday 7th April, so the following Saturday 13th April the lower South Island parkruns of: Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka parkruns will change to their winter start time of 9am.    Cancellations:  Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019 Upcoming Anniversaries: Tauranga -  April (date TBC) Balclutha – 4th May 2019 Lower Hutt…

FatherSon900
Read more › News - 2nd April 2019

Father and Son

Aaron Mitchell and his son, Thomas, have been a father and son parkrun duo since 2015. The pair hail from Adelaide and their local parkrun is Torrens with its beautiful green riverside course. Aaron says they were immediately welcomed into the Torrens parkrun family and Thomas loved the encouragement in the form of high fives…

cornwall park
Read more › News - 26th March 2019

parkrun Diary

Special notice to Cornwall Park parkrunners!  A Park Life event has been planned on Saturday 30th March (tomorrow) with a rain date of the 6th of April. Further details here: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/park-life/auckland/epsom   The biggest impact is that there will be no parking in the center of the park on this date. Puriri Drive, Grand Drive and Bollard Avenue will…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2019

parkrun Japan

On Saturday 6 April, Japan will become the latest country to join the parkrun family, with the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo.   parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE tells us the story behind the birth of parkrun Japan…    In October 2017 we were approached by Sumitomo Life with regards the possibility of starting parkrun in Japan, they were also preparing to launch the…

Strength and cond
Read more › News - 19th March 2019

Strength and Conditioning 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 could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this final instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

Kapiti coast
Read more › News - 19th March 2019

parkrun Diary

Please note Western Springs is cancelled this Saturday 23rd 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   Special notice to Cornwall Park parkrunners:  A Park Life event has been…

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…

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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…

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