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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

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Tauranga parkrun celebrates their 1st anniversary this Saturday – all are welcome to go along and enjoy the morning!   New parkrun launch: Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019 Registrations will be open on 26th April 2019 for Hobsonville Point parkrun   Cancellations:  Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019 Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest)…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

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Please remember the South Island parkruns of Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka parkruns have changed to the winter start time of 9am.   New parkrun event: Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019   Cancellations:  Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019 Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest) Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Upcoming Anniversaries: Tauranga -  April…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

Tackling loneliness with parkrun

In 2017, then 83-year-old Margaret Smith from Brueton parkrun became the oldest woman in parkrun history to join the 250 Club. Two years on, she encourages other older people to join the parkrun family to tackle loneliness.   I have always been very sporty and active. In my younger days (they’re not that long ago!) I was a…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

From Pakapakanthi to Futakotamagawa

It’s amazing how connections are made all over the world with parkrun and one of our very own intrepid parkrun tourists, Nneka Okonta was also there to celebrate the arrival of parkrun Japan!   Ben O’Brien’s story: I read in the parkrun Australia news when I got home from work on 21st March and was excited by…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

parkrun Diary

Please take note: This Saturday 13th April the lower South Island parkruns will change over to their winter start time of 9am!  Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka parkruns   New parkrun event: Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019   Cancellations:  Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019 Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest) Queenstown – 16th November…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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