junior parkrun

Read more › junior parkrun - 16th November 2016

Hooning around

Sunday marked quite a moment for my husband and I. It was exactly one year and one week since the day our then 4 year old registered for her very own parkrun barcode.   Being involved with parkrun since 2007 you can imagine this was a very exciting day as Rosie has been to parkrun…

Read more › junior parkrun - 9th November 2016

Approval rating

Hi!  My name is Mike Graney and I work as part of the parkrun HQ team as Head of Analysis.  It is my job to build our knowledge and insight into our participants, to help us in our mission to help create a healthier and happier planet.   Last week Chris Evans commented on his…

Read more › junior parkrun - 1st November 2016

The reluctant volunteer

Hello! My name is Tom Fairbrother and I am the newest and youngest member (just!) of the parkrun HQ team.    I started running back in 2011 after my football team disbanded, and I ran my first race in 2012. Ever since it has been a full on love affair! The highs of running have been memories I…

Hilly Fields parkrun nomination
Read more › Awards, junior parkrun - 1st November 2016

Hilly Fields junior parkrun shortlisted for Team London Awards

Hilly Fields junior parkrun were shortlisted as one of four teams in the Sports & Healthy Living category at the Team London Awards 2016.    Lisa Power, co-Event Director of Hilly Fields junior parkrun, said: The ceremony took place at City Hall and some of our core team, stalwart volunteers and our parkrun ambassador Craigie-Lee Paterson went along. It…

Adam Finch and Auntie Anna
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 26th October 2016

A celebration of life

When Clare Finch’s eight-year-old son Adam was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer it was like a bomb going off in the middle of her family. During the following nine months in hospital, there was one thing Adam held onto – that one day he would get back to junior parkrun…   Everyone has…

Read more › junior parkrun - 19th October 2016

Asking the experts…

Over the summer, we launched an exciting new opportunity for young people to get involved in all things parkrun – the parkrun youth panel. Over 75 four to seventeen year olds got in touch to let us know they wanted to be on the panel and they are already contributing to the future development of…

Read more › junior parkrun - 12th October 2016

Double whammy

Fact: At junior parkrun we love a party. We love to celebrate. We love to have fun. And we love the chance to wear our pyjamas in the park!   Well, that is what they told the children at Buckingham junior parkrun on their birthday recently. And I think you’ll agree, it looks like they…

Read more › junior parkrun - 5th October 2016

What’s it all about..

Alfie. It’s all about Alfie, and all those other junior parkrunners and their families who are having a whale of a time at our junior parkrun community events, and I include Hoods3 in that I wrote about my own son – the work experience lad - way back in September 2015 lamenting the fact that he…

Read more › junior parkrun, News, Press - 18th February 2016

Warburtons donation to help grow junior parkrun

We are delighted to welcome Warburtons as the latest member of the parkrun community. In a three-year partnership, Britain’s largest bakery brand will donate £300,000 to help the expansion of junior parkrun.   Together we want to engage more than 60,000 new young parkrunners with our events, introducing even more families to the benefits of…

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