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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 7th April 2021

Small letters, big idea

With four days to go until the return of 52 junior parkrun events across England, and since April is also junior parkrun’s birthday month, we took a trip down memory lane to share the history of junior parkrun with you.   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores of testimonies…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2021

Memories with Mum

Kettering parkrunner Rebecca Murphy parkruns with three generations of her family.    She’s looking forward to being reunited with her Mum after lockdown, and making more treasured parkrun memories together.   I had just started a couch to 5k programme, when someone suggested parkrun.   I thought maybe I shouldn’t go until I could run…

COVID update
Read more › News - 6th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2021

Restarting in England – weekly update 1 April

As part of our plans to restart parkrun and junior parkrun across England, we are publishing a UK-specific weekly update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on the progress we are making towards events restarting.    junior parkrun    With just nine days to go before the first 52 junior parkrun…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2021

The best seasonal produce to eat in spring

Spring means lighter days, warmer walks and, most importantly, lots of new fruit and veg to enjoy! So, what’s best on the menu right now? From spring greens to spring onions – not forgetting Jersey Royal potatoes – there’s  plenty of produce to choose.   Why eat seasonally?   There are many reasons to eat…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2021

It’s our thing

For Karen Martin the silver lining to lockdown has been her daughter’s discovery of a love of (not)parkrunning, an activity they enjoy together. Karen tells us about her own parkrun journey, and how excited she is to go to her first parkrun event with her daughter.   Having heard about parkrun through a teacher at…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2021

Restarting in England – weekly update 26 March

As part of our plans to restart parkrun and junior parkrun across England, we are publishing a UK-specific update every Friday to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on the progress we are making towards events restarting.    The situation remains extremely positive and we are delighted to have the support of…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2021

Very rewarding

Linda Allen was introduced to parkrun by her daughter. She also fell in love with volunteering, and can’t wait to get back to meeting her friends and chatting away on a Saturday morning.   This is her parkrun story.   I started running at the age of 57, when my daughter Liz Irvine encouraged me to…

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Read more › News - 25th March 2021

A passion for parkrun

Being active all her life, Sarah loved parkrun so much she created a six week returning to running program so other mums could enjoy running 5k after having a child.    For more than seven years, Sarah has enjoyed running and is using her favourite Varsity Lakes parkrun course on the Gold Coast, Australia to…

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