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Read more › News - 26th February 2020

Together as a family

Kate Henshall never saw herself as a runner and always thought it was something other people did.   Now a regular parkrunner, she tells us why she feels so differently and how parkrun has fitted into the rhythm of her week.    My niece had started running a few years before me, and suggested it…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

How you can get involved in dementia research

Did you know you can volunteer for dementia research studies even if you don’t have the condition?   Thanks to scientific research we understand more about the brain, and the diseases that affect it, than ever before. But scientists have only been able to make this progress because of the thousands of people who have…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

A woman can achieve when she believes

Sharada Sakremath completed Telford parkrun in saree, the traditional Indian attire. Here she thanks the parkrun community for increasing her faith in diversity.   I did my first parkrun in December 2019. I had registered some months before, on the insistence of a colleague, but it took me a while to gain the confidence to…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

parkrun profile: Dudley

The town of Dudley in the West Midlands has been home to parkrun since January 2017 and has welcomed nearly 6,000 different parkrunners since!   Steve Coldicott from Dudley parkrun tells us more…       Like many parkrunners, I started attending my local parkrun as it was a regular run with great people. I picked…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

It’s okay to stop and walk

Deborah Birch inspired all of her family to go to parkrun, including her 86-year-old Mum.    Here she gives a message to all the other women and girls thinking about parkrun.   I went to my first parkrun in honour of Giles, the chairman of our local running club, who had passed away. Many of…

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Read more › News - 19th February 2020

Step up to support dementia research

Are you feeling adventurous? Fancy swapping your running shoes for hiking boots and taking on a trek in the great outdoors?   ARUK Explorer is back and this year we’ve got two events to choose from ­– Cambridge and the Peak District.   Last year, our inaugural ARUK Explorer event was a huge success, with…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2020

Saturday morning girl time

Clare Mortimer parkruns with her daughter Evie at Southwark parkrun, London. As a mum who works full time, Clare tells us how important that precious hour on a Saturday morning is for both mum and daughter.   On New Year’s Day 2017, Evie (then eight and a half years old) and I made a pact,…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2020

You will not come last

Carolyn Garritt first discovered parkrun on Christmas Day. Here she tells us why parkrun is worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday morning.   I’ve been a runner for most of my life. Never fast, I’m a total plodder, but running is simply something that I love and that agrees with me. The…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2020

parkrun profile: Wotton

Wotton parkrun launched in October 2016 and takes place in Wotton Community PARC, Wotton-under-Edge, on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire.   Co-Event Director Ann Fitzjohn tells us more about her home event…   My husband David and I took over as Event Directors in January 2018 after the founding Event Directors Tom Beasley…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2020

You will be quick enough

Cerith Griffiths was marshalling the half way point at Brynaman parkrun when she met Tail Walker Rebecca and her Dad, Mike.    Mike is recovering from major heart surgery, and made his parkrun debut as part of his rehabilitation. Cerith tells us the story.   Why have I come to love parkrun? It’s simple really……

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