Siobhan Pimlott
Read more › News - 24th March 2017

Cherish every step

In 2011 I suffered my first traumatic brain injury. I fell 20 feet and landed on my head.   A nurse who saw my accident thought I was dead, until she came over to me and realised I was still breathing. Nobody expected me to survive the night and was given just a 10% chance…

Read more › News - 24th March 2017

Leading by example

Back in 2006 I realised that after three children I couldn’t stay thin without effort!   Never having done much exercise before, I joined a gym, and once I could run 17 minutes on the treadmill without stopping I felt brave enough to venture out to Bushy parkrun to try it out in real life. I had heard…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2017

Top gifts for Mother’s Day with Intersport

At parkruns up and down the country this weekend there will, as always, be mums of all ages and abilities running their weekly 5k – in addition to doing all the other fabulous things that mums generally do. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, this is a great chance to treat all the sporty mums out…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2017

Fancy sporting a smart new look for your parkruns?

We’ve got 15 pairs of these super-special t-shirts to give away in our latest prize draw. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page and tag someone you’d like to take running with you.   Click here to enter now!   Competition closes at midday on Thursday 30 March 2017. T&Cs apply.  …

Read more › News - 17th March 2017

Bacteria: the good, the bad and the ugly

Gut health is a hot topic at the moment and here at Healthspan we have been discussing the ins and outs of ‘gut bacteria’ like never before.   This is a world that, little known to most, goes far beyond that of the brands Yakult and Activia. It is representative not of the kind of…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2017

A story to tell

On 6 October 2007 we became the first parkrun to start outside of London. We’re proud of this fact, we say it at our new runners’ welcome each Saturday morning, and we mean it. It’s our little piece of parkrun history.   At the weekend we celebrated our 500th event, and we wanted to celebrate with…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 16th March 2017

Social Media Safeguarding Guide

If you’re reading this and you’re one of our younger parkrunners – walkers, joggers or volunteers – then online safety will be as familiar to you as the The Green Cross Code and Stranger Danger.   You’ll understand that social media is a brilliant way for events to interact with parkrunners, make announcements and share…

Read more › News - 15th March 2017

parkrun Dementia Champions

Poolsbrook parkrunner Andy Morris, who fought his way to the top of the Running Down Dementia leaderboard after raising more than £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has taken on a new role as a volunteer parkrun dementia champion, aimed at encouraging carers and people living with dementia to become more involved with parkrun….

Read more › News - 14th March 2017

Get ready for race season with parkrun and Intersport

Spring is in the air and race season is definitely upon us! There were lots of big races at the weekend and we’d like to say a massive well done to everyone who took part – there were some amazing achievements, plenty of PBs and lots of inspiring stories of runners of all ages and…

Carl Finsbury Park
Read more › News - 14th March 2017

Marshal arts

When I was in my teens, and loping along the pavements of Loughton on my way into the leafy embrace of Epping Forest, a runner in the streets was a pretty rare sight. I came out of my front door braced to receive a pelting of Essex wit, invariably expressed as the (best-ignored) advice “Get…

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