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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

Such a sense of achievement

Regular parkrun volunteer Liliane Coogan struck out to conquer the 5km distance during lockdown, putting her new knee to the test!   After retiring, I realised I needed some structure in my week and it was then that I found parkrun!   Having never run in my life, I decided a volunteering role at parkrun…

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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

Walthamstow parkrun Rainbow Wave

Alison Sheppard hated PE at school and had never run in her life. Now she is Run Director at Walthamstow parkrun. Here she tells us about how the Walthamstow parkrun community have kept active and engaged over lockdown.   Walthamstow has always been my ‘home’ parkrun. I first heard about parkrun when I was on…

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Read more › News - 14th October 2020

A brief guide to the different types of dementia

Most of you will have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, but can you name some of the other forms of dementia?   Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for around two thirds of cases, with typical early symptoms involving memory problems, and changes in behaviour.   However, dementia is not just about…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 October

As 2020 rumbles on, and with it the global efforts to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s increasingly the case that people around the world are being impacted in vastly different ways. At parkrun we see evidence of this every single day, where some of our communities are largely back to a pre-virus normal, whilst others…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 13th October 2020

Terms and conditions 14 Oct

1. The promoter is: Noble Foods Ltd Cotswold farm Standlake Witney Oxon OX29 7RB   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 or judging of the competition….

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Read more › News - 8th October 2020

Care for yourselves and for each other

Woodhouse Moor parkrunner Pritti Mehta is Head of Programmes, Transformation and Delivery, in the People Directorate at NHS England.    Here she tells us why parkrun is so important for her own health and happiness, and how it could make a difference to yours.   We each have a vital role to play in our…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th October 2020

Terms and conditions – October 2020

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…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2020

Five fun ways to make water part of your child’s lunchbox

Children are officially back at school, and long gone are the days of lockdown home comforts!   Now, the day starts early and concentration levels are more important than ever,  as they readjust to a new routine and get back into the swing of school life.   So, your little ones need all the help…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2020

Ready, steady, row!

Looking for a new fitness goal with a difference? Time to roll up your sleeves for an oar-some challenge.   This month we are delighted to launch our latest virtual challenge: Rowing for Research, the perfect way to stay fit while raising vital funds for dementia research. Not to mention a great way for you,…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2020

We’re doubling the amount our members give to support their communities by choosing Co-op

The Co-op was founded over 175 years ago, to share the value we create with our members and with their communities. The coronavirus pandemic has shown that our communities need our help now more than ever, and we wanted our membership offering to step up and do even more for them.   So, from today,…