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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun profile: Town Moor juniors

On Sunday mornings in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England you can find Town Moor junior parkrun. Ian Parker tells us more…     Having always been involved with sport, and having run many parkruns, I felt I could offer more than just volunteering.   So with my wife, Louise, we decided…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Ruchill parkrun

Each month our friends at Leeds Building Society explore a parkrun event and the positive impact it has had on the local community. This month’s Community Story is from Ruchill parkrun in northern Glasgow, which has traditionally been classified as having a high degree of deprivation. It has no library, gym, health centre, reliable bus service or…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

A year on the run

Are you thinking about what new year’s resolution you are going to make? Is getting fitter top of the list? Are you keen to up your running mileage during 2019?   Why not follow in the running strides of Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Jan Fisher? The 58-year-old from London is coming to the end of…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

parkrun profile: Bracknell

Bracknell is a town in Berkshire, England, and is home to Bracknell parkrun every Saturday morning.   Event Director Naomi Aitken tells us more about the core team, and what the event means to the community…     I got involved with parkrun after being dragged to other parkruns by my very speedy husband. I finished…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

parkrun Pacers: Georgie Bruinvels

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.   Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2018

A GP’s stories of inspirational parkrunners

This article first appeared in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare and the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) has kindly allowed it to be reproduced here. My name is Dr Simon Tobin and I’ve been an NHS GP and trainer in Southport for 25 years. I am also one of parkrun’s volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors. My…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2018

Never too old to parkrun!

parkrun is the name, but look more closely and you’ll see that this is a whole lot more than a run in the park: walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate – parkrun is whatever you want it to be, and everyone is invited to come along.    What started out as a handful of friends jogging a…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 6th December 2018

Terms and Conditions: 6 December

1. The promoter is: parkrun UK (company no.09411750 whose registered office is Lower Deck, Unit 3, Phoenix Wharf, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, TW1 3DY) 2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, with UK addresses, aged 18 years or over except employees of parkrun UK and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2018

parkrun profile: Cambridge juniors

 In Milton, just outside Cambridge, every Sunday morning you can find Cambridge junior parkrun. Sarah Lee from Cambridge juniors tells us more…   We love our event because it keeps our children active, has let us make lots of really good friends and makes us feel part of a welcoming community.     Our 2k course…

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Read more › Noticeboard - 5th December 2018

December Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update! Here is some of the key information for the coming period as we approach Christmas, and the start of 2019.   1 | parkrun practices   The wiki now includes a page on the parkrun practices initiative, which I hope you find useful. It includes a link to the…