Read more › News - 1st February 2019

parkrun profile: Southwick Country Park

Southwick Country parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Southwick near Trowbridge, Wiltshire.   Martin Pearce is a member of the core volunteer team at Southwick Country parkrun, and he tells us more about the event he calls home…     I ran the first ever Southwick parkrun back in 2011 (still my highest finishing position!)…

Read more › News - 30th January 2019

parkrun profile: Uppermill juniors

Uppermill junior parkrun takes place in Saddleworth near Oldham.   Run Director Jim Upton tell us more about the event they call home every Sunday morning…   I am a dedicated runner and now I have retired from teaching I have the time, and energy, to pass on my love of running.   Saddleworth is…

Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

The parkrun Six Nations

The annual Six Nations rugby union tournament sees England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head. What is one thing those nations all have in common? They all host weekly parkruns of course!   With the men’s and women’s Six Nations due to kick-off in February, we take you on a parkrun tour of…

Read more › News - 28th January 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

4 February 2019 is World Cancer Day, a day that unites people and communities all around the world to raise awareness of cancer and support those affected by it. 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a new initiative aiming to do just this, at parkrun, on the last Saturday of every month. We hear from 5K…

Read more › News - 28th January 2019

parkrun profile: Hull

Paul Tremere from Hull parkrun in East Yorkshire tells us about his home event in Kingston upon Hull, and what it means to his family, parkrunners and the local community…     In 2009 our daughter, Jane, experienced Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough and her account of this friendly, all inclusive, event, with great emphasis on the post-run…

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Read more › News - 25th January 2019

Join Aqua Optima Recycling Programme

Many people are being kinder to the planet by using reusable water bottles as opposed to splashing out every day on single-use plastic bottles. Last year, Collins Dictionary identified ‘single-use’ as word of the year, highlighting a clear shift in people’s relationship to waste. But, with more than 4.5 million* Brits claiming that they still…

Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are a distant memory!   Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings throughout the winter…

Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Could you be a Revolutionary at this year’s London Marathon?

There’s less than 100 days to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon and we’re looking for more runners to join the largest ever team running in support of dementia research.   Already signed up to run for the Dementia Revolution are a star-studded group of friends of national treasure Dame Barbara Windsor, who is…

Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

parkrun profile: Dartford juniors

Adam Hunt is Event Director at Dartford junior parkrun in Kent. He tells us the story behind his event…   I first got in to running by attending our local parkrun in Dartford just over 3 years ago, the support offered by the parkrun community drove me to become more involved and I soon became a…

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