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Read more › News - 17th September 2019

Samuel L. Jackson calls on you to #ShareTheOrange

Will you #ShareTheOrange and help spread the message that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing?   We’ve joined forces with Samuel L. Jackson for our new awareness film which highlights that dementia is caused by physical diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease.   The powerful film, produced by Aardman Animations, uses an orange to…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Everything you need to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia isn’t just a part of ageing. It’s caused by diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common accounting for two-thirds of cases.   As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, we’ve put together a guide to what we know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.   What happens in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease?…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Junior Administrator Vacancy

We’re recruiting! We’re offering a 12 month internship for an organised and reliable Junior Administrator to join our small team in Twickenham, London.    From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Never say never

Susan Green had been running for more than 30 years when a pain in her hip turned out to be a more serious problem.   Here she tells us about being diagnosed with arthritis and returning to fitness with the help of her parkrun family.   I’ve been running since 1981, when I was 30. I…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Prescribing parkrun to the local community

Dr Simon Lennane is a GP based at Alton Street Surgery in Ross-on-Wye, and Mental Health GP Lead for the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and has recently played an integral role in launching Ross-on-Wye parkrun.   Dr Lennane tells us the story behind the event, and why he was so passionate about creating a…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

So many memorable moments

Cliff Waters read another parkrunner’s ‘If I can do it, so can you’ story and was moved to tell us about his late wife Glenys and why this mantra was also so important to her. These are his words.   I read another parkrunner’s story titled ‘If I can do it, so can you’ and…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

Old and new friends

Regular Melton Mowbray volunteer Nina Snowling participates in parkrun to help her manage anxiety.   She recently shared her favourite marshal point with a regular volunteer from neighbouring Market Harborough parkrun. Here she tells us about her morning with new friend, 88-year-old Austin.   The morning I met Austin at Melton Mowbray parkrun, I’d spent…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2019

Hydrating whilst visiting other countries

Staying hydrated can seem almost impossible when you’re on holiday or experiencing warmer weather than usual. Whether you are enjoying the unpredictable British sunshine or travelling abroad, maintaining a healthy fluid intake is vital to ensure you enjoy every minute.   Dehydration is common in holidaymakers, as they are not replenishing the fluid that the…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2019

Running Down Dementia hits the million mark

We want to say ‘thanks a million’ to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia a huge success.   You’ve helped raise more than £300,000, with donations still coming in. That takes the total raised since the campaign was first launched in 2016 to over £1million!   The vital funds will…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

On the start line again

In 2017, Dave Higson had a complete knee replacement. Having previously been an active runner and triathlete, Dave thought all that would have to stop. That was until he started walking at his local parkrun.   Dave tells us about his journey back to fitness and the feeling of being able to participate in events…