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Read more › News - 10th November 2019

Here’s to 102

Dave Auger was diagnosed with stage four melanoma in May this year, and told he had one week to live.   Here he tells us his incredible story.   In May 2019, I was diagnosed with stage four melanoma and told I had a week to live. Or, if I responded to Gene Therapy (which…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Andrew gives up PB chance to help runner in trouble

As a parkrunner you’ll know how satisfying it is to set a new personal best time. When you cross the finish line it’s a great feeling to know all your training has paid off.   But when #TeamARUK runner Andrew Dowling didn’t achieve his goal of a new PB at the Dublin Half Marathon he…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

A prospect takeover

In October, Prospect parkrun had a volunteer takeover from local specialist school Brookfields.   Assistant Head, Maurice George, talks to us about the difference parkrun can make to people with additional needs.   Brookfields is a local authority maintained Special School located in Reading, Berkshire for pupils aged between three and 19, catering for students…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

I will be better

Emma Doherty was a keen runner before sustaining a serious brain injury in a road traffic collision.   Emma explains how the aftermath drastically affected her health and her lifestyle, but how parkrun has helped fuel her determination to be better.   In November 2016 I was involved in a serious road traffic collision in which a close work…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2019

parkrun profile: Tamar Trails

Down in the south west of England, in the county of Devon, you can find the scenic Tamar Trails parkrun. Stuart Queen from Tamar Trails parkrun takes us on a tour of his home event…   We are situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) nestled in the Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall.  …

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Read more › News - 30th October 2019

Getting slower every week

Angela and her son Thomas love participating in Cassiobury parkrun. Here Angela tells us why being part of something together as a family is so important to them.   I’m getting slower the longer I do parkrun and I couldn’t be happier about it!   The reason I’m slowing down is because I used to…

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Read more › News - 30th October 2019

100 miles for the 100 milestone

Regular St. Albans parkrunner Patrick McGuiness recently celebrated his 100th milestone with a ‘parkrun mega sandwich’.   Patrick tells us about the 100 mile round trip with friends and family.   I wasn’t quite fit enough to attempt a PB for my 100th, so I came up with the 100-mile sandwich idea – not driving,…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

How does dementia affect everyday life?

We know that many of you have personal experience of dementia – in fact half of people in the UK know someone affected by the condition.   It’s clear from speaking to our passionate supporters, that they want to see a new life-changing treatment for dementia. Current treatments can help with symptoms for a time,…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun profile: The Wammy

Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire is home to one of the quirkiest named parkruns in the world… The Wammy parkrun!   Gareth Copley-Jones from  The Wammy parkrun tells us more about his home event…     Kevin Stanyer regularly volunteers to deliver our briefing for first-timers. He eloquently shares the impact of parkrun:   “I have been a…

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Read more › News - 28th October 2019

Aqua Optima’s Essential Guide to Keep You Healthy This Winter

We haven’t found a cure for the common cold yet unfortunately, but there are ways we can change our lifestyle to help fight off an oncoming cold or help speed up your recovery. No one wants to miss out on the fun of our weekly parkrun, so at Aqua Optima we’ve to come up with…