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Read more › Uncategorized - 1st April 2021

A passion for parkrun

Being active all her life, Sarah loved parkrun so much she created a six week returning to running program so other mums could enjoy running 5k after having a child.    For more than seven years, Sarah has enjoyed running and is using her favourite Varsity Lakes parkrun course on the Gold Coast, Australia to…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 18th March 2021

Showing our children what community means

My daughter and I go to parkrun every weekend.   I’m a Run Director, we both volunteer and we both run, my husband and I tag team who runs with our two children and we all volunteer together.   My daughter is seven years old and has volunteered 31 times and is on her 27th…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 6th August 2020

How insight guides the way

As the growth of parkrun continues apace (even during a worldwide pandemic) understanding the views and attitudes of 7 million registered parkrunners is not only critical to the organisation’s decision making, but also incredibly challenging. The evolution of parkrun, from a single event and a handful of participants, to thousands of locations across five continents…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 14th April 2020

Spotlight on: South Africa

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s South Africa, and Country Manager Bruce Fordyce tells us all about the history of parkrun South Africa.   In April 2011 I was in London to run…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 24th May 2019

May Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Volunteer roles Incident reporting parkrun logo Share your story of being a high-vis hero   1. Volunteer Roles   First Timers Welcome   We all know that feeling of turning up to something for the first time….

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Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd April 2019

April Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Serious Incidents Multiple parkruns Ambassadors Photography and Watermarks Call for GPs to present at Social Prescribing events Share your story of being a high-vis hero     1. Serious Incidents   Although these are rare, serious incidents…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th March 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

The following  is a great inspirational article on finding your parkrun mojo from our friends in the UK. Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump. Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 26th February 2019

Introducing: Hill 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 Hill Training….

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th January 2019

Don’t Forget Your Barcode

As parkrun has grown, it’s not surprising that the number of incidents where a parkrunner falls ill or gets injured during an event has also increased.    There’s almost 10 million run performances now each year across the globe and additionally, as parkrun continues to broaden its reach out to those people who have previously…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 18th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

This week we feature one of parkrun NZ’s Event Directors who, like so many volunteers are unsung heroes of parkrun. Chris, along with his Co-ED  Jeff Kennedy were instrumental in getting Queenstown parkrun on the map in June 2018!     Chris recently ran the Berlin Marathon in a very respectable time, but what an…

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