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Read more › News - 31st January 2020

Five Reasons to Stay Hydrated

A new year brings fresh optimism and new goals for being our best selves, whether that includes taking up a new hobby, travelling, exercise or even just drinking water.   Our friends at Aqua Optima know the importance of maintaining a healthy level of hydration to help achieves these goals. Making sure you keep your…

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Read more › News - 29th January 2020

Delivering the ‘Dementia Moonshot’

Finding a cure for dementia has often been likened to putting a man on the moon. As with NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s, dementia research has an achievable goal, but we need a huge, combined effort to get there.   As part of their election manifesto, the Conservative party pledged to launch a ‘Dementia…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2020

You won’t regret it

Harriet Glen had just moved to a new area and was looking for a way to make friends and keep fit. She found her local parkrun and never looked back.   I first heard about parkrun from a friend when I moved to London eight years ago. I’ve always liked staying active but I really…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2020

Nothing to be embarrassed about

Curtis Ledger wants everyone to know that weight is not a barrier to participating at parkrun. After tail walking with his daughter at Bodington junior parkrun, a chance set of circumstances started him on his journey to taking part in 5k events.   Having just completed his 50th parkrun at Woodhouse Moor in Leeds, he tells…

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Read more › News - 28th January 2020

parkrun profile: Millennium Country, Forest of Marston Vale

Millennium Country parkrun, Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire launched in March 2019. In less than a year, they’ve already welcomed more than 3,000 different people!   Beverley Gous, Event Director from Millennium Country parkrun, tells us more about her home event…     I discovered parkrun when doing the Couch to 5k programme and I was…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2020

An amazing team

Tracey McDonald had a heart attack at the 2k mark of Black Park parkrun. One year on, she thanks the parkrun community for helping to save her life.   I’ve always been a bit of a runner, but I’d drifted away a little since I had children.   I heard about parkrun in 2013, I…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Everyone wins at parkrun

Full-time Dad Martin, and twin boys Hugo and Rory, choose a fancy dress theme for their parkrun every Saturday.    Spending the week learning about their chosen theme, the whole family are always really excited when the time comes to get out there, get dressed up and parkrun!   Here’s Martin’s heartwarming story.   Before…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Remember why you are there

Andy Ratcliffe went along to his first parkrun aged 49, having never ran in his life. After having surgery for Crohn’s disease, he found a new drive to stay fit.    Andy tell us the part parkrun has played in his fitness journey.   Before my first parkrun I was really nervous about being with…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Graham runs 5k every day for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A parkrun every Saturday is great, but how about running 5k every day?   That’s a challenge Princes parkrunner Graham Holland took on last year to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in honour of his mum who has dementia.   In the end he managed to run 5k or further every day in 2019…

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Read more › News - 20th January 2020

parkrun profile: Great Lines, Medway

Great Lines parkrun, Medway, launched in September 2013. Since then, the course has been completed more than 100,000 by 9,000 different people!   Dan Gower-Smith and Gary Smith from Great Lines parkrun tell us more about the event they call home…     Great Lines parkrun, is situated in the heart of the Medway towns;…

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