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Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun profile: Longrun Meadow

Longrun Meadow parkrun takes every place in Taunton, Somerset, in the south west of England. Jamie Hill from Longrun Meadow tells us more…     I got involved as a volunteer when I was injured to keep my running mojo alive. I saw people staring to run / walk the course and over the weeks…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

The rheumatologist who prescribes parkrun to her patients

Hello, my name is Ai Lyn Tan, and I’m a parkrunner! I was instantly hooked from my first parkrun more than six years ago. I registered on a Friday, completed my first parkrun the next day, and tweeted the following:     Almost 300 parkruns later, looking back, parkrun to me has been mysterious, a…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Run, walk, push: Claudia’s parkrun journey

Claudia Burrough has a parkrun PB list shared by only a few others:   Running (PB: 22:51) Walking (PB: 45:20) Crutches (PB: 34:42) Wheelchair (PB: 27:35)   Claudia, who ran her first parkrun after her mum passed away, started to lose her ability to walk soon after and now takes part in a wheelchair. The…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Vitality’s Walk Run Jog Competition Winner’s Whirlwind Trip to South Africa

In November, the winner of Walk Jog Run Win Competition – Ron Downie, along with his wife Anne, was treated by Vitality to the trip of a lifetime to South Africa, where he would take part in Rondebosch Common parkrun.   Their trip also included penguins, elephants and ostriches and some stunning views along the…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Give It Your Best

How good would it be to set a personal best time at the final parkrun before Christmas?   You can also give an amazing gift this Christmas by helping Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia by taking part in Give It Your Best, our exclusive campaign for parkrunners.   It follows…

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Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

Sport England announces significant investment in parkrun

Increasing female participation and encouraging more people from low socioeconomic communities to take part in free, weekly, social activity will be the focus of a new collaboration between Sport England and parkrun.   Funding from Sport England over three years will support the creation of 200 new parkrun events in England, building on the successes…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun Twins Tour!

584 parkruns take place around the UK on Saturdays, but just six share their name with a parkrun in another part of the world: Albert, Bushy, Cambridge, Durham, Gladstone and Victoria.    In this edition of the parkrun Tourism Series we take a look at these parkrun ‘twins’ and reveal how many people have completed…

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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…