Read more › News - 7th July 2019

parkrun profile: Fell Foot

The Lake District is famous throughout the world for its breathtaking scenery and the endless opportunities for walking, climbing, watersports and mountains. It’s also home to Fell Foot parkrun!   Laura McGuigan, Volunteer Coordinator at Fell Foot parkrun tells us more…     Apart from the venue, I love the sheer range of people we see week in…

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

Active Summer Solutions

Summer is here, and bringing with it the warmer weather! It’s no secret that staying hydrated is important, but at this time of the year the importance is magnified. If you’re planning on an active summer, our friends at Aqua Optima have some tips to keep you healthy, hydrated and happy!   Right Way To…

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

‘The’ parkrun tour

The word ‘the’ is the most commonly used word in the English language – so much so, we’ve already used it four times!   And parkrun is no exception to this, with 12 parkruns worldwide starting with the word the.   For those parkrunners looking for some inspiration, here are five parkruns that will capture…

Shobna-and-mum parkrun
Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

Shobna Gulati helps launch dementia campaign aimed at South Asian communities

Stigma and misconceptions around dementia still exist in all communities up and down the UK, but people within black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities often face particular challenges.   People from BAME communities may be more likely to develop dementia than those from other ethnic backgrounds. This may be due to their higher risk…

Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

parkrun profile: Hazelwood

Hazelwood parkrun launched in March 2018 and has welcomed more than 2,000 people to the event in Sunbury on Thames, in Surrey.     Phil Wigglesworth from Hazelwood parkrun tells us more…     When the announcement was made late summer 2017 that a new parkrun was proposed at Hazelwood and volunteers were needed to…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st July 2019

Thomas & friends at Queen’s Park junior parkrun

Saturday 30 June saw a very special event for Queen’s Park junior parkrun in Bolton. The event was “taken over” by junior parkrunner, Thomas, and his friends.   Thomas’s mum, Joanne Brown, explains to us the motivation behind setting up the event, and the huge impact it had on all those children who took part…

Read more › News - 1st July 2019

parkrun profile: Weymouth

Down on the south coast of England, in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset, you can find Weymouth parkrun.   Weymouth parkrun Co-Event Director Kathy Davis tells us more about this coastal parkrun…     I’ve been running for quite a while and loved the idea of parkrun, but the nearest parkrun was in Poole about 45…

Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Movement for everyone

Since launching less than a year ago, more than 6,000 different parkrunners have chosen to purchase their t-shirts and tights, base layers and hoodies from CONTRA, helping to raise in excess of £60,000 for parkrun!   parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt launched the CONTRA sports clothing brand back in September 2018 to provide running kit that…

Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Numerical parkruns

Numbers and statistics have always been a huge part of parkrun. From the very first event when 13 runners and five volunteers took part, right up to the present day which has just seen us top 50,000,000 completed parkruns.   And that’s before we even get to milestones, average attendances, total distance run, age grading percentages,…

Jane Sherwood 3
Read more › News - 25th June 2019

Celebrating one year of 5k Your Way

In 2018, the 5k Your Way initiative was launched by oncology doctor, and professional triathlete, Lucy Gossage in partnership with cancer survivor Gemma Hillier-Moses, Founder of MOVE Charity.   Their concept was simple: oncology professionals, those living with, or who have had, cancer and their families are encouraged to attend a local parkrun event on the…

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