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Karen Worsell 6
Read more › News - 26th October 2021

Achieve your dreams

Inspired by her son and grandchildren, Karen Worsell completed her first parkrun. Now she’d recommend it to anyone.   Here’s her story.   From my earliest days I have always wanted to run. My parents had both been athletes in their younger days, my father a keen cross-country runner, and my mother an aspiring sprinter…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2021

I’ll be there every Saturday

Marianna Slivnitskaya has found that volunteering at parkrun is providing her with a welcome dose of positivity, as she takes on the debilitating symptoms of Long Covid.   Sometimes I wonder how I lived before I started running. How did I keep myself sane and fit, how did I make decisions, how did I manage to…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2021

Even better than I expected

Graham Le-Gall has just experienced his first few parkrun events having only been able to (not)parkrun since registering before the pandemic hit.   Here he tells us why he’s been loving the parkrun experience.   Wow! And wow again! Having only registered for parkrun just before lockdown, I’d only had chance to (not)parkrun. So, when…

Samantha Arscott 7
Read more › News - 26th October 2021

A positive goal

Severe back pain had left Samantha Arscott thinking she’d never be able to parkrun again, so her first event back after the events restarted in July was a real milestone.   Here’s her special journey.   When we moved back to UK after living in Australia for years, one of my husband’s work colleagues suggested we try parkrun…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2021

There’s still time to help with research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are still inviting parkrunners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take part….

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Read more › News - 20th October 2021

Have brunch on us!

This week’s quick recipe fix is our Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie, perfect for breakfast or brunch on the go.   Don’t forget to scan your Membership Card QR Code at your local event this weekend to receive your money off voucher!    In case you might have missed it – to celebrate the return…

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Read more › News - 20th October 2021

Feeling so welcomed

After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody.   Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way.   I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun.   I completed the Couch to 5k programme, after…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Have brunch on us!

This week’s brunch recipe is our quick and easy Smoked Mackerel Omelette. Don’t forget to scan your Membership Card QR Code at your local event this weekend to receive your money off voucher!   In case you might have missed it – to celebrate the return of parkruns, we are giving events across the UK…

Emma Farrant 7
Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Happy and healthy

Emma Farrant’s first parkrun marked a real milestone in her journey to finally being happy and healthy.   Here she tells us how she’s never experienced life with so much energy and so little pain.   I remember being asked, a couple of years ago, to do parkrun by someone at my church and I…

Alan Fellows 3
Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Enjoying Saturday mornings again

After realising that you don’t need to run 5k to take part at parkrun, Alan Fellows just wishes he’d started going sooner.    His post-pandemic return to parkrun was a special moment, as he recovers from a shock diagnosis in 2020 and resulting treatment.   I live within walking distance of Coventry War Memorial park, so I used…

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