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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

parkrun profile: Rickmansworth

The small town of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire is home to parkrun every Saturday morning.   Sarah Ockendon from Rickmansworth parkrun gives us the inside story on her home event…     I became involved in parkrun when I was encouraged by a fellow Core Team member and local running club member to become a VI…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Thanks for giving your best!

Once again, parkrunners have proven they are the best!   We want to say a huge THANK YOU for your support of our Give It Your Best campaign.   We asked you to convert your best parkrun finish time into a donation for dementia research and we are delighted to announce that you raised over…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Our safe place

The Fell family love running together. When son Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, the inclusive nature of parkrun made it a sanctuary for the Fells.   A place where the whole family could walk, run and volunteer together, celebrating Isaac’s recovery milestones along the way. Mum Liz tells us the family’s inspiring story.   Our…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

I never thought this would be me

Wanting to lose weight following pregnancy, Rachelle Morris-Peart found parkrun.    Rachelle tells us how parkrun was the catalyst that stimulated huge changes in her life.   After pregnancy in 2016 weight gain was inevitable. With an extra few stone to shift, I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands.   I joined a…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

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Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…

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Read more › News - 19th December 2019

Five Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Keep in 2020

The beginning of a New Year brings with it promises to make this year better than the last. Many people set themselves up for failure by trying to take up too many new things or altering their lifestyles in extreme ways, when in fact; small changes can make the biggest difference to your 2020.  …

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

It’s always been there for me

Darren Wood has just completed his 750th parkrun. That’s the most parkruns of anyone in the world. Here he tells us about his parkrun journey to this incredible milestone.   I first heard about parkrun, or Bushy Park Time Trial as it was then known, through the Ranelagh Harriers running club newsletter.   I actually…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

Give It Your Best this Saturday

Wouldn’t it be great to set a personal best time at the final parkrun before Christmas? It would be like an early Christmas present to yourself!   You can also give a special gift this Christmas by helping Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia by taking part in Give It Your…

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