Read more › News - 28th November 2022

Bring on 1,000 parkruns

Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark!   Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first ever parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 19 November

Welcome to the photo round-up from some cold and snowy Nordic parkruns! As the winter starts to take control, we have plenty of photos to share from around the region – have a look here:     Heading off from the start line at Esbjerg parkrun,     and enjoying parkrun out on the course….

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Read more › News - 21st November 2022

A kind of homecoming

Sari didn’t know when she would get the chance to run again, but help was at hand, at parkrun.   Read her story below.   I’d long debated whether I’d ever put on my running shoes again for anything other than walking. I thought: ”It’s been a long time since the last time I ran,…

Read more › News - 21st November 2022

Eight reasons to try volunteering at parkrun!

Worried about volunteering alone? Not sure how to sign up? Not sure if you have time? All of these concerns were highlighted in recent research into volunteering at parkrun.   We take you through eight volunteering myths to remind you that everyone, no matter age, ability or background, is welcome to volunteer at parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 21st November 2022

Eräänlainen kotiinpaluu

Sari ei tiennyt pääsisikö hän enää juoksemaan, mutta onneksi hän sai ja löysi apua parkrunista.   Voit lukea hänen tarinansa alta.   Vieläkö vetäisin lenkkitossut jalkaan muutenkin kuin kävelytarkoituksessa, sitä olin pyöritellyt pidemmän kotvan. Edellisestä kerrasta on kauan, nyt se olisi erilaista. Tarvitsisin opasjuoksijan ja rohkeutta luottaa, olisin vieraan ihmisen havaintokyvyn varassa.   Olin jo…

Read more › News - 14th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday!

Last weekend, parkrun South Africa turned 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far they’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

Read more › News - 14th November 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 12 November

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up from across the Nordics! We were lucky to have wonderful weather right across the region and that led to a great turn-out for this time of year, with almost 1500 people enjoying parkrun on Saturday.   Take a look at the photos below!       First of all…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2022

All change for parkrun ‘Special Days’ in the Nordics!

parkrun always takes place on a Saturday morning – apart from two days a year when events have the possibility to hold an extra, special event. In every country around the world, New Year’s Day is one of these days, and then each country can choose an extra day of their own.   In the…

Read more › News - 8th November 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 5 November

Welcome to the weekly selection of photos from around the region in the first weekend of November. Plenty of new parkrunners and milestones!   Let’s take a look at the photos here:     Congratulations to Morten on reaching your 250th milestone at Amager Strandpark parkrun!     Well done to Anette on reaching your…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2022

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

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 instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….