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PSH Albert Medal
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 › Awards - 19th November 2019

Surbiton junior parkrun volunteers honoured

A parkrunning family in west London have been recognised in the local community for their volunteering at parkrun.   Nicola, Mark and twin boys James and Matthew, also known as Team Ronaldsons, are regular parkrunners with 950 5k parkruns and 326 junior parkrun events between them!   Stalwart volunteers at Surbiton junior parkrun in west London, Mark has…

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Read more › Awards, News - 5th August 2019

Maldon Prom volunteer honoured

Imogen Giddings from Maldon Prom parkrun was honoured at the Active Essex Sports Awards.   Imogen has been volunteering at Maldon Prom parkrun and Maldon Prom junior parkrun since 2015, has done so on over 50 separate events and has covered nearly all of the different roles.   As a result of volunteering at parkrun, Imogen…

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Read more › Awards, News - 9th July 2019

Shane Spencer recognised with Butler Trust award

Shane Spencer from HMP & YOI Haverigg has been recognised for his work promoting the physical and mental health of prisoners, including setting up the world’s first ever parkrun on a custodial estate.   Shane is a Physical Education Instructor at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria and was honoured with a Commendation from The Butler Trust…

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Read more › Awards - 27th June 2019

Awards for parkrun in Pontypridd

parkruns in Pontypridd, Wales, have completed a hattrick of awards!   Pontypridd junior parkrun was awarded the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Award in May 2019 for its role within the local community.     Previously, Ruth Cochran received the Sport RCT Volunteer of the Month award as a result of her volunteering efforts at Pontypridd parkrun….

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Read more › Awards - 31st May 2019

Hockley Woods parkrun volunteer honoured

Ian Jordan from Hockley Woods parkrun in Essex has been named Volunteer of the Year/Community Spirit award winner at the Rochford District Citizen of the Year Awards.    Ian is an unsung hero volunteer for many charitable and social events in the district. He is a Core Team member of Hockley Woods parkrun, volunteering most weekends and is…

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Read more › Awards, News - 14th May 2019

Southport parkrunners win RNIB Excellence Awards

A blind parkrun Ambassador and one of the organisers of Southport’s first parkrun have been recognised with awards from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).   Kelly Barton, (42) and Dr Simon Tobin, (54), both from Southport, were presented with awards for their determination to break down barriers for people with sight loss…

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Read more › Awards - 17th April 2019

Kings Lynn parkrun wins local award

Kings Lynn parkrun were invited to the Borough Mayor’s parlor on Tuesday 16 April for a reception for volunteers, and were pleasantly surprised when they were awarded with The ‘Love West Norfolk Play Champions Award!     The ‘Love West Norfolk’ campaign has been running for some time now, with the aim being to promote the area, with the Champions…

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Read more › Awards - 21st January 2019

Archie Mitchell wins KCC Spirit of Try Angle award

Archie Mitchell from Manor Park junior parkrun has won the Kent County Council Spirit of Try Angle award.   Archie was chosen for the award due to the mixture of things that he has done at his local junior parkrun – where he has volunteered over 70 times as a timer and results processor, to name just a…

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Read more › Awards - 4th December 2018

Kate Wills from Bressay parkrun named Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Kate Wills from Bressay parkrun in Shetland, who has been named Volunteer of the Year 2018 at the Shetland Sports Awards.   Kate is the Event Director at Bressay parkrun – the UK’s most Northerly and most remote parkrun. She is a married 30 year-old old mother of two who works as a…

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