Read more › News - 31st March 2020

A godsend for everyone

A year on from open heart surgery, former international athlete Clare Wyngard explains how the inclusive nature of parkrun has played a vital role in her recovery.   In the spring of 2018 I was an experienced international age group triathlete and duathlete.  Running was my strongest discipline and I had won individual British Masters titles…

Read more › News - 31st March 2020

New hope

Redcar parkrunner John Buckton credits parkrun with saving his life. Saturday mornings brought him new hope after a shock cancer diagnosis, and an unexpected redundancy aged 53. This is his story.   My story kind of starts back in 2009. This was the year my mam passed away and the company I had worked for…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2020

I love Saturday

For Sally Smith parkrun is about friends, family and joy.   From nervous and anxious to Saturday morning elation, this is her parkrun journey.   I joined a new local gym, who offered beginners running courses and fitness classes.   The finale of the beginners running course was to run a parkrun. So I did….

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Rejoining society

Southport parkrun helped John Harrild combat loneliness, make new friends and connect with his local community, after the tragic loss of his wife.   Here he tells us why Saturday mornings gave him a much needed sense of purpose.   Life was idyllic for 36 years being married to Marie. She epitomised all the usual…

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Inspiring connections

Maeri Howard inspired her connections on social media to join her at parkrun. A breast cancer diagnosis shortly after turned her world upside down.    Here she tells us how the connections she made at parkrun and the commitment to “show up” helped her continue to feel normal during her treatment.   It’s my parkrunning…

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Six ways to recreate parkrun at home

After 15 years of parkrun taking place every single week, like us, you’re probably missing your Saturday morning routine   We’ve come up with six ways you can recreate the parkrun experience whilst staying safe in the comforts of your own home…     1. Put on your kit and represent   We’re all spending the vast majority of…

Read more › News - 30th March 2020

A speedy recovery

Malcolm Clark had just discovered parkrun when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. A quick diagnosis and expert treatment meant Malcolm was back parkrunning in no time.   Here he tells us how his regular parkrunning contributed to his overall fitness, which in turn aided that speedy recovery.   In my late 60s I was encouraged by…

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How the dementia research field is adapting to COVID-19

It hardly needs to be said that the whole country is going through a very challenging time as we take steps to limit the impact of the coronavirus. Almost every walk of life will have been impacted by the outbreak and our thoughts are with all of those affected.   People with dementia are likely…

Read more › News - 27th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

Read more › News - 25th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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