Annette Howard
Read more › News - 3rd November 2016

Catching the running bug

I knew I needed to do something or my health would be at risk. I had been yo-yo dieting for years but things were starting to get critical.   After toying with the idea of joining yet another slimming group and starting another diet, I discovered an advert for a competition weight loss and fitness…

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies collecting her finish token at Finsbury parkrun
Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Spread the word!

Physical activity has almost endless benefits for physical and mental health and wellbeing.   Those who achieve the UK Chief Medical Officer’s recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week, are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes (and those with diabetes are better able to manage their blood sugar), cancer and…

Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Feedback from the Field

On Saturday my nephew Lucas ran his 10th parkrun (at Moors Valley parkrun due to Poole’s cancellation) on his eighth birthday. Rewind 10 weeks and he was on the start line at Poole parkrun ready to run his first. Lucas gets extremely anxious in large groups and with a record attendance that day it all…

Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Research into anti-inflammatory medicines used by runners

Do you use anti-inflammatory medicines?   Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Queen Mary University are investigating how anti-inflammatory medicines (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs) are used by runners. Although it is known that these painkillers and anti-inflammatories are used by runners, it is not known how they are used during training and events….

Read more › News - 31st October 2016

The end of Running Down Dementia 2016

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we want to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in Running Down Dementia. You’ve raised more than £215,000! Thanks to you, vital dementia research projects have been funded and are now underway in London and Norwich.   Dr Josephine Barnes at University College London is studying…

Read more › News - 31st October 2016

parkrun tourism time!

We love a little fun here at Intersport and it was great to see parkrunners young and old celebrate their Halloween parkruns in all kinds of spook-tastic outfits last weekend. With it being half term too we know that some parkrunners did their weekly 5k in a different location, so if you did some parkrun…

Tracey Crouch
Read more › News - 26th October 2016

Loving every minute of it

It’s not easy getting that first 5k under your belt after a spell on the sidelines. When I first laced up my trainers after having a baby, determined to get in shape again, I initially felt like I wasn’t making any progress at all. I was shuffling along, barely above walking pace and out of…

Adam Finch and Auntie Anna
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 26th October 2016

A celebration of life

When Clare Finch’s eight-year-old son Adam was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer it was like a bomb going off in the middle of her family. During the following nine months in hospital, there was one thing Adam held onto – that one day he would get back to junior parkrun…   Everyone has…

Sally Bridge
Read more › News - 26th October 2016

Feedback from the Field

I’ve been going to Nonsuch parkrun for three years now and can honestly say it has been instrumental in making me a fitter, happier and more motivated person. The support and friendship that I have received is incredible; it’s such a fun place to be that I look forward to parkrun every week. Sally Bridge …

Read more › News - 25th October 2016

New parkrun Clubs on Strava

We’re delighted to introduce local parkrun clubs on Strava at more than 800 parkruns globally. Almost every parkrun now has a free digital home to share news, grow its community and keep the whole gang motivated to get their next PB.   Strava and parkrun have been working together for years, and their new clubs features…

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