Colm photo
Read more › News - 11th January 2017

parkrun around the world – Marlay parkrun in Ireland

I’ve been involved with starting up parkrun in Stockholm but never actually experienced one outside of Hagaparken until this New Year’s Eve when I was back in my native Ireland with the family. Dublin’s Marlay Park had more than 450 runners on New Year’s Eve (and nearly 700 last week) and the funny things was,…

Read more › News - 6th January 2017

A new year with parkrun

It’s New Year, the time of year for new beginnings, new goals, new promises!   parkrun might not be the solution to all your motivational issues but we think that we can definitely help!   – parkrun is free, so unlike signing up for an annual gym membership, you don’t have to worry that your…

Read more › News - 6th January 2017

parkrun – a reminder of how it works

So, you’ve heard about parkrun but you’re still wondering a little bit what it’s all about. Is it really on every week? Can it really be free? Is it a run or a race? How do you get your time? How does it all work? Here’s a quick reminder for the uninitiated:   parkrun is…

Read more › News - 21st December 2016

3 million registrations and counting!

A few months ago we were wondering when the 3 millionth person would register for parkrun, and predicted that it would be sometime in November or December – and right on time, last week saw we welcomed the 3 millionth parkrunner worldwide! Louise Edwards from Perth, Scotland has the sought after parkrun number A3000000 (we’re…

bushy mix
Read more › News - 21st December 2016

parkrun stories – 2006 in Bushy Park, where it all began

So what did parkrun look like 10 years ago? Well, thanks to some photos from the archives from our regular volunteer Cilla Pettersson, we can see what parkrun looked like all the way back then.   We asked Cilla for a few of her memories from these days and how things have changed over the…

Read more › News - 15th December 2016

It’s never too late to start!

Here’s a great article that we’ve taken from parkrun New Zealand’s blog, highlighting the story of what a runner in his 80s loves about parkrun.   It’s wonderful that parkrun’s international family can bring runners/walkers together across the world sharing one very simple common goal, to get out, keep fit and have fun. And of…

copper tents snowy
Read more › News - 15th December 2016

Christmas & New Year parkruns reminder

Just a reminder that there WILL be parkruns at Haga parkrun on both julafton (24 December) and Nyårsafton (31 December) as long as the weather allows us! Unfortunately this coming weekend (Saturday 17 December) we have had to cancel for the second time this year due to the dangerously icy conditions on the course at…

Read more › News - 15th December 2016

Nyckeln till en frisk generation

Last week I attended a conference hosted by ‘En Frisk Generation’ an organisation that works to inspire and motivate families to choose a healthy lifestyle.   The conference, entitled ‘Nyckeln till en frisk generation’, was looking at the issues around the future health of the next generation. Speakers included Gabriel Wikström (the Minister for Folkhälsa,…

Haga 1 october group blog
Read more › News, Photos - 8th December 2016

parkrun Sweden on film

Now if someone asks you ‘what’s parkrun and how it does work?’, you’ll have an answer for them.   We’ve put together a video taken from Haga parkrun to show people what parkrun is all about. They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, so I suppose that a video must be a million…

Icy not icy
Read more › News - 8th December 2016

Course inspections, cancellations & the winter that doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going…

As you will know, last week we decided to cancel Haga parkrun, due to the dangerously icy conditions out there on the course.   We’ll always err on the side of caution when it comes to safety – I know of a couple of people who are slipped on the ice whilst out running and…

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