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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 May 2020

We can now confirm that parkrun events across the world will be suspended until the end of June.   Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.   Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of…

Read more › News - 25th May 2020

The history of timekeeping at parkrun

Once upon a time, a man named Paul and a few of his longtime friends started meeting in their local park at the same time each week. Paul would record the time it took them to run a 5km course, then they’d have a whale of a time talking and chatting in the cafe afterwards….

Read more › News - 22nd May 2020

Peanut the parkrunning Kaiser Chief

Kaiser Chief Nick Baines, also known as Peanut, has completed more than 100 parkruns and is a regular at his local event.   The Highbury Fields parkrun team chatted to him about parkrun, lockdown and the future, as part of their parkrunner profile series.   When and where did you start parkrunning? I actually did my…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2020

Much more than running

After recently losing her mum, parkrunner Amanda O’Hare is challenging herself to run everyday in May.   Here, Amanda explains how it is going so far and how she was inspired by her parkrun anniversary.   My Mum passed away last month from cancer. We were all cared for by the incredible nurses from the…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2020

A great morale boost

Sarah Mawhinney tells us how parkrun helped her through cancer diagnosis and treatment.   I did my first parkrun a few years ago at our home event in Shrewsbury. I thought it was brilliant but at that time the 5k distance was not my idea of fun! I was much more comfortable completing longer distances…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2020

Spotlight on: Malaysia

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week we hear how parkrun launched in Malaysia! Emer Breen and Caroline Murray share the story…   The idea to launch parkrun in Malaysia came from a team of enthusiastic volunteers…

Read more › News - 19th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 19 May

I’m pleased to say we have now spoken with just under 1,000 event teams and ambassadors from all 22 parkrun countries, and that project has now formally concluded.   As always however, should event teams and volunteers wish to speak with us that opportunity remains available and I’d urge them to get in touch if…

Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Food for thought in uncertain times

My name is Sarah Cain and I am a nutritionist located in Airlie Beach in Australia’s Whitsundays. My belief is that we are all different — and so are our bodies, lives and goals — and therefore our nutrition should reflect that.   During these uncertain times, in particular due to many of us spending…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Spotlight on: Italy

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week marked five years since the first parkrun in Italy, and Country Manager Giorgio Cambiano tells us all about the history of parkrun Italia.   In March 2014, I had…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2020

Five ways to ensure you’re staying hydrated

As the nation settles into life under new lockdown rules, and exercise guidelines are relaxed, staying active has never been more important. From running 5k to tuning in to virtual fitness classes, now is the time to stay active and healthy.   However, it’s important that we stay hydrated whilst exercising to avoid dehydration. Staying…

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