Read more › News - 27th February 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

Read more › News - 26th February 2019

parkrun profile: Chester

Chester parkrun in Cheshire launched in July 2016, and has been scanning barcodes on Saturday mornings ever since.   Event Director Matthew Dowsett takes us inside his home event…     I decided to set up the parkrun when I realised that Chester had just about every other kind of running event, but no 5k! I had been…

Read more › News - 25th February 2019

parkrun profile: Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam parkrun takes every Saturday morning in Temple Newsam, Leeds.   Gillian Lambert, the Co-Event Director tells us more…   I was lucky enough to have been involved with Temple Newsam parkrun from the start in February 2013. I’d always run but was new to parkrun when it started just a mile away from where I…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2019

When time stood still

In January, the prison-based parkrun at HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire got underway.   parkrun Ambassador Peter Hayes attended the inaugural Cromhall event and shared this run report…   It was pitch black and drizzling outside PEI Cross’s office as we checked our equipment and prepared for the prison’s inaugural parkrun. The sign in the gym entrance read…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2019

parkrunning with endometriosis – the one in 10

To mark the start of endometriosis awareness month, parkrunner Kate Ramsay tells us how walking, jogging, running and volunteering at parkrun have helped her deal with this condition.   One in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK have endometriosis, I am the one. I’d always assumed it was normal to have heavy painful…

Read more › News - 22nd February 2019

The same, but a little different

Dr Ollie Hart is a parkrun Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, and recently he visited South Africa on holiday. Like many people, he couldn’t resist the opportunity for some international parkrun tourism, and he tells us about his experience.   South Africa is a wild and beautiful country with many delights. But I was especially…

Read more › News - 20th February 2019

The Pirates Club!

Ahoy matey, it’s time to find your sea legs because we’re off to sail the seven seas!   Batten down the hatches, for the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series we discover The Pirates Club!   That’s the tourist challenge involving completing seven parkruns beginning with the letter C, and one starting with the letter R. Or…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

Give your mind and body an MOT

The newly established National Longevity Day (19 February) was created to act as a reminder for you to keep looking after your body, keep thinking about the impact of your diet, and take an active interest in your health; our friends at Healthspan provide some advice on where you should start on your journey to a…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

parkrunning on civvy street

Paul Nutter served in the British Army as part of the Royal Engineers from 1987 – 2001. Paul explains how his local Hyde parkrun has been a crucial part in regaining his fitness since leaving the forces.   Since I left the forces, the weight piled on, I wasn’t doing much, it was just all work…

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Read more › News - 19th February 2019

Can you name any key risk factors for dementia? Half of the population can’t…

Can you identify any of six known factors that increase the risk of dementia and the one factor that helps protect against the condition?   If you know them all, well done! According to our recent survey you are among just 1% of UK adults who have this knowledge. But even if you can name…

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