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Read more › News - 15th June 2019

parkrun profile: Queens, Belfast

Queens parkrun in Belfast, Northern Ireland has been visited by more than 6,000 parkrunners, from regulars to international tourists.    Fiona Teague from Queens parkrun tells us more about her home parkrun…     Our event launched way back in February 2012, and on average we welcome around 150 finishers each week. I like the fact…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Top tips for warm weather parkrunning

Summer is here (just about), and those frosty winter mornings are a distant memory (for now!).   Now that the trees are green, the temperatures are rising, and everyone is riding high on Vitamin D, we’ve put together some top tips for parkrunning in the warmer weather…     1. Walk or cycle to parkrun  …

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

It’s a small parkrun world

Roy Taylor is a parkrunning octogenarian and RAF veteran from Sussex, who has been running for more than half a century.   Roy tells us the remarkable story of how parkrun led to a chance meeting with a fellow RAF serviceman he served and competed with 62 years ago!   I am an 82-year-old parkrunner from…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2019

Running for dad

Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday, we want to tell you about the inspirational story of a parkrunner who has taken on the Running Down Dementia mantle from her dad after he died a few weeks before the start of this year’s challenge.   Hayley Hawthorne’s dad, Stewart Waldridge, was a Running Down Dementia stalwart…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2019

parkrun profile: Swindon

The town of Swindon in Wiltshire has been home to Swindon parkrun since March 2010, which has welcomed more than 16,500 different parkrunners.   Emma Sperring from Swindon parkrun tells us more about the event she calls home…     Because of my role within the Community Health and Wellbeing Team at Swindon Borough Council, I…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2019

parkrun profile: Sittingbourne

The town of Sittingbourne in Kent has been home to Sittingbourne parkrun since February 2016, and the event has welcomed nearly 5,000 different parkrunners.   Event Director Yvonne Crawford tells us more about her home event…     I started doing parkrun at the Great Lines parkrun a few years ago – during the wet…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2019

parkrun profile: Northampton

Northampton parkrun in Northamptonshire launched in May 2012, and has gone on to welcome 14,000 different parkrunners… so far!   Lizzie Timmins from Northampton parkrun tells us more about her home event…     I first got involved in parkrun through volunteering with my dad (above) when he was injured and wasn’t able to run….

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

It’s about coming together

This week’s blog is from Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community Engagement and Shared Value from The Co-op.   In a previous role, she was working to promote the importance of volunteers in local sport and encouraging other people to get involved, and decided to join in herself which began a love for parkrun:   I’ve…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

200,000k and counting! Running Down Dementia is in full swing

This weekend we’ll be heading to dozens of parkruns around the country to talk to you about Running Down Dementia.   Thousands of you are already taking on the challenge to run 100k (Pioneer), 300k (Epic) or your own choice of distance (Maverick) by August 31 and raise £100 or more for dementia research.   You’ve recently…

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