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Read more › News - 28th September 2016

Family fundraising

Two cousins who enjoy parkrun from different sides of the UK are raising money for parkrun’s official charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Heather Anderson, who is local to both Frimley and Rushmoor parkrun, signed up to the charity’s latest campaign Running Down Dementia in memory of her nana Mabel Walker, who was diagnosed with…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2016

One month’s cover FREE with VitalityHealth insurance

As the insurer that rewards healthy habits, we’re running an offer parkrunners will love – one month of FREE health insurance*, if you join by 16 October 2016.   Our award-winning cover gives you fast access to high quality private care and treatment, including private GP video consultations within 48 hours, a choice of consultants…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2016

Motivation is your best accessory

Motivation is your best accessory, and you can easily customize your Fitbit Alta™ tracker with different metal, leather or classic bands that fit your personal style. With an exclusive parkrunner price of £92.99 the new Fitbit Alta activity tracker is now in the store. Slim & stylish – track your steps, sleep and calories burned in style….

Dawn Watson and Savannah running at Livingstone parkrun
Read more › News - 25th September 2016

Savanna’s story

Trying to get my youngest daughter involved in any type of sport has always been a big challenge.   Savanna suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has OCD tendencies, which makes her very anxious and causes her to over-analyse almost everything. For several years eating out as a family wasn’t possible because she was…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2016

A huge step

21-year-old Adam Sefton recently took part in a 5k race without anyone from his family running alongside him. Without knowing Adam you could be forgiven for wondering why this was such an enormous achievement, so we asked his mum Fiona to explain.   My son Adam has a learning disability. This means he doesn’t have…

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Read more › News - 21st September 2016

Northala Fields parkrun

When I moved from Nepal to the UK in 2001, I settled in Northolt in west London. At that time there was not a large Nepalese community here, but when the UK Government approved Gurkha settlement in 2006 that number increased dramatically. The RAF in Ruislip is nearby and it’s very easy to reach the…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th September 2016

parkrun announced as major partner of Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University

parkrun has teamed up with sports scientists, engineers, psychologists and public health experts from Sheffield Hallam University to develop ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK population.   The new partnership, which was launched at Sheffield Hallam parkrun on Saturday 10 September, will enable academics at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2016

A new lease of life

Leading up to Greenock parkrun’s second anniversary, parkrunners were invited to note down in a book their reasons for participating. David Mushet wrote the following:    “I started parkrun after Richard Cooper suggested that the flat paved course would be ideal training for representing Great Britain in the World Transplant Games. Everyone was supportive and…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2016

Being part of something

Darren Fawke joined parkrun for the same reason many people do. He had never exercised regularly but was motivated to become fitter and healthier. In this highly personal blog, Darren reveals the part that parkrun played in introducing him to a whole new family. As he calls it, his ‘running family’.   Having special needs,…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2016

parkrun profile: Tamar Trails

Down in the south west of England, in the county of Devon, you can find the scenic Tamar Trails parkrun. Stuart Queen from Tamar Trails parkrun takes us on a tour of his home event…   We are situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) nestled in the Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall.  …

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