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Read more › News - 3rd February 2021

We are with you

Staying connected can be one of the most important motivators on any journey, it’s vital for our mental and physical health.   We’re into week five of the #parkrunresolution and we encourage you to keep connecting.   We know that the power of parkrun lies not just in helping people to become more physically active,…

Charlene Gower 1
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

For us all

Charlene Gower has found parkrun to be the ideal weekend activity for her family to all enjoy together, whether they are parkrunning or volunteering.   My partner Ash Carden introduced me to parkrun when we started dating in December 2018. I loved watching people of all ages and sizes taking part and decided to have…

Heather Self 6a
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Almost as good as parkrun

When Heather Self and her friend Janet realised parkrun wouldn’t be back for a while, they found themselves a (not)parkrun route which they enjoy almost as much as an actual parkrun.   I’d heard about parkrun but, I thought it was for ‘proper runners,’ not me. When the Macclesfield parkrun started up locally, my friend…

Tracey Hoyle 1
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Never in a million years!

Tracey Hoyle has gone from self-declared non-runner to running her age over the month of November (57k) having started running via the Couch to 5k programme in Feb 2019.   My workplace were offering free coaching to start the C25K programme back in Feb 2019, as part of a health and wellbeing initiative and I…

Ian Thomas 2
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Poised at #99

Ian Thomas has not let lockdown slow him down! In fact he has sped up!   Ian is now itching to test himself on the Southend course and log that 100th parkrun.   I first went along to Southend parkrun in August 2017 introduced by my son, Rich who is a keen runner.   In…

Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 February

As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the…

Siobhan on left landscape
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

The best thing I’ve ever done

Siobhan Sweeney only ever wanted to be able to walk at a fast pace. With some gentle persuasion not only did she go on to run, she’s even completed four half marathons. This is her story.   I attended my first couch to 5k in February 2016, the Nolan family set up a running club in…

Lizzie Volunteering after cycling down to parkrun on our tandem
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Truly remarkable

Lizzie Tovey is an inspirational visually impaired parkrunner who fundraises for charity despite having a terminal cancer diagnosis. If there is a prize for determination, Lizzie will be awarded champion over and over again.   In 2014, in my early 30s I began to lose my sight. Up until then I’d had good central vision but…

Read more › News - 28th January 2021

Smoked Mackerel Omelette

Looking for quick, easy and tasty brunch ideas? Well look no further – we have got you covered! Start your weekend off with a bang with another great value recipe packed full of flavour!   Celebrate the humble egg whilst using up any leftover ingredients you have lying around the house. Why not try our…

Liz 1
Read more › News - 27th January 2021

Encouraging others

Liz likes nothing better than encouraging others at parkrun. During lockdown she has been out walking with her friend Sue, helping her to walk the 5k parkrun route and with the aim of recruiting another potential parkrunner!    I first came across parkrun in 2005 through the running club I was a member of. We…

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