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Read more › News - 11th December 2019

Going the distance to support dementia research

This week we want to introduce you to an inspirational parkrunner who keeps going the extra mile to raise money for dementia research in honour of his father.   Shrewsbury parkrunner Stuart Lambie has channelled the heartbreak of seeing his father’s decline with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the frustration of being unable to support…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

Where my heart is

General Practitioner Simon Tobin recently spoke live on BBC Breakfast about the health and wellbeing benefits of parkrun. Here he tells us more about the transformations he has seen in his practice.   What’s parkrun ever done for me? Well actually it’s changed my life and the lives of many of my patients too.  …

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

You made me feel like a winner

Kate Askew always had a fear of exercising outside and cried on the way to her first parkrun, because she was so nervous.    Inspired by her Mum, she completed her first parkrun at Braunstone and parkrun is now the highlight of her week, even if it is a little cold and muddy!   I…

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Read more › News - 9th December 2019

For the people of Penzance

As part of the parkrun practice initiative, the Alverton Practice and its local Primary Care Network, wanted a local event to signpost patients and staff to.    Struggling to find one close by, they set up one of their own. Alverton Practice GP Sandra Treleven tells us how Land’s End parkrun came to be, and…

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Read more › News - 8th December 2019

parkrun profile: Snowden Field

Snowden Field parkrun in Crowland, Lincolnshire launched in April 2019 and has already welcomed approaching 1,000 different parkrunners.   Event Director Adam Caress tells us more about his home event…     I came up with the idea of setting up a parkrun in the South Holland District, after running my first parkrun, whilst visiting my brother in…

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Read more › Awards, News - 4th December 2019

parkrun Founder wins prestigious Albert Medal

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal.   Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement.   Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2019

The many ways you can help support dementia research

Volunteering is a fundamental part of the parkrun movement. And volunteers are also a vital force in our efforts to make life-changing breakthroughs possible for people with dementia.   We are so proud that parkrunners are such amazing fundraisers, shown by our recent announcement that you’ve raised over £1.5million since the launch of our partnership…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2019

This month at Millbrook Beds we’re thinking about hibernating

This month our friends at Millbrook Beds are thinking about hibernating. Tis the comfort season, the time of year when we embrace the changing season with all kinds of comforting rituals and looking forward to cosy, long winter nights of good quality, revitalising sleep. Here are their top tips for the best way to set the tone…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2019

Tail Walking back from a kidney donation

Frimley Lodge parkrunner Catriona Riddell made the decision to donate her kidney to a complete stranger.    Catriona tells us more about her remarkable story, including the role parkrun played in helping her recover from the major surgery.   I wanted to share the below photo of me taken at my home parkrun, Frimley Lodge, a few…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2019

The perfect parkunner gift guide

There aren’t many parkruns left until Christmas Day!   We’ve put together the perfect parkrunner gift guide to help you get stuck into your Christmas shopping.   Best of all, profit from all items below comes back to parkrun, helping to keep it free, for everyone, forever.     1. The perfect accessories   The FTG beanie…