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25th May 2019.
Read more › News - 29th May 2019

Virgin Radio presenter launches Co-op #HealthySwaps challenge

Last Saturday Wimbledon Common parkrunners were joined by Virgin Radio co-presenter Vassos Alexander to celebrate Co-op’s #HealthySwaps.   Alexander and parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt joined the mornings event to inspire the 700 parkrunners around the 5K course, and to encourage parkrunners to get involved with their own #HealthySwaps. The #HealthySwaps initiative was brought by the…

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Read more › News - 29th May 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than 3.7 million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an old…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

Explore the Peaks for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Are you feeling adventurous? Fancy a walk instead of a run, but one that’s a challenge? Why not become an explorer, and at the same time help pioneering dementia research this September?   Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a new event that will be perfect for anyone who enjoys a trek in the great outdoors….

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

parkrun profile: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) parkrun in Kent has been part of the local community since April 2014 and has welcomed nearly 7,000 parkrunners in that time.    Richard Woodfield from RTW parkrun takes us on a tour of his home event, but first let’s meet Judy, the volunteer coordinator…     Judy, as well as coordinating…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Five National Trust parkruns

The National Trust was founded in 1895 with the aim of caring for historic properties and areas of beautiful countryside across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.   Today, the National Trust cares for more than 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens, parks, nature reserves and coastlines… and they are home to 30 parkruns and junior parkruns…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2019

Answering the big questions about dementia

If you could ask one question about dementia, what would you ask?   The Information Services team at Alzheimer’s Research UK provides up-to-date and accurate health information to the public about dementia. They answer many varied questions about the condition, but a few questions come up again and again.   To help raise awareness, they’ve…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2019

Feeling the positive energy

Neelima Chatterjee is a patient of Barrack Lane Medical Practice in Ipswich, Suffolk, one of more than 900 parkrun practices across the UK.   Neelima explains how the link between her practice and her local Ipswich parkrun has been a catalyst in leading a happier, healthier lifestyle…   I was first introduced to parkrun when we…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2019

parkrun profile: Rogiet

Every Saturday morning, Rogiet parkrun takes place in Monmouthshire, in south east Wales.   Heather Bovill from Rogiet parkrun gives us the inside story from her home event…     Our course consists of three mainly flat laps around the beautiful Rogiet Countryside Park on a mixture of trail paths and grass. The three-lapper is a…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2019

Octogenarian Celebration Day 2019

Bushy parkrun in London will be the venue for a parkrun Octogenarian Celebration Day on Saturday 6 July 2019!   All parkrunners over the age of 80 years young are invited to walk, jog, run and volunteer together for the third edition of this informal event. Last year, 36 parkrunners aged 80 and over took part in the…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2019

parkrun profile: Daventry

The market town of Daventry in Northamptonshire has been home to parkrun every Saturday since November 2014.   Stella-Maria Thomas from Daventry parkrun tells us more…     I got involved with parkrun back in 2011 when I was training for a half marathon, and then promptly got injured badly enough to be out of action for two…

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