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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Dementia won’t stop Malcolm and Harry taking on London Marathon

A massive good luck to all of you who are taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday!   With the Dementia Revolution, the partnership of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society, as the official charity campaign for this year’s event, it’s going to be a very special day.   There will be nearly…

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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Your parkrun will see you now

Approaching 800 GP practices across the UK have now registered to become parkrun practices – this means they have partnered with their local parkrun event to signpost patients and staff to take part in parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions and improve physical and mental wellbeing.   To highlight best practice examples, as well as…

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Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

Stress? Don’t worry about it

April is stress awareness month, an annual thirty-day period established in 1992, that serves the purpose of increasing public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describes stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures and demands placed on them”, and…

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Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

parkrun profile: Mile End

With views of Canary Wharf and the City of London, Mile End parkrun is not to be missed when in east London on a Saturday morning!   Run Director Corry Klein tells us more…     Upon moving back to London after living abroad for 10 years, my husband and I were looking for a way…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

What have Big Ben and a fried egg got in common?

They are both costumes that will be worn by parkrunners aiming to set new world records at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.   Maidstone parkrunner Lukas Bates will be running the 26.2-mile race on April 28 dressed as the iconic London landmark, while Katy Garnham-Lee, who runs at Cannon Hill and Rushmere parkruns, will…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

Capital city parkruns

When heading off to Europe for a city break, the first thing we do when booking a holiday is to find the nearest parkrun!   With parkruns now taking place in 21 countries worldwide, we take a closer look at nine European capital cities that scan barcodes every week.     Berlin, Germany - Hasenheide parkrun     parkrun launched…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

Growing and caring at parkrun

According to figures from Carers UK, 6.5 million people across the UK are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill – that equates to 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid, for family and friends.   One of those is parkrunner Fiona Sefton, who is the primary carer for her…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

parkrun profile: Bury St Edmunds

The east of England has embraced parkrun like so many parts of the UK and beyond, and the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is no different.   Bury St Edmunds parkrun founding Event Director and now parkrun Ambassador, Steve Pretty, shares more about his home event…     I discovered parkrun back in 2012, about…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

How do you start a parkrun?

There are currently more than 1,800 parkruns and junior parkruns around the world, and in 2019 we expect to launch more than 300 new events worldwide.   Whilst it may seem like parkruns quietly pop up at random in new locations and are instantly successful, this does not tell the full story of how parkruns begin,…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

parkrun profile: Kettering

The town of Kettering in Northamptonshire has been home to Kettering parkrun since Saturday 24 September 2016.   Event Director Rob Parkes tells us more about his home event…     Kettering parkrun has already become an integral part of the local community, with close to 7,000 people experiencing our event since 2016.   As recognition for…

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