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Read more › News - 25th January 2019

Join Aqua Optima Recycling Programme

Many people are being kinder to the planet by using reusable water bottles as opposed to splashing out every day on single-use plastic bottles. Last year, Collins Dictionary identified ‘single-use’ as word of the year, highlighting a clear shift in people’s relationship to waste. But, with more than 4.5 million* Brits claiming that they still…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are a distant memory!   Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings throughout the winter…

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Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Could you be a Revolutionary at this year’s London Marathon?

There’s less than 100 days to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon and we’re looking for more runners to join the largest ever team running in support of dementia research.   Already signed up to run for the Dementia Revolution are a star-studded group of friends of national treasure Dame Barbara Windsor, who is…

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Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

parkrun profile: Dartford juniors

Adam Hunt is Event Director at Dartford junior parkrun in Kent. He tells us the story behind his event…   I first got in to running by attending our local parkrun in Dartford just over 3 years ago, the support offered by the parkrun community drove me to become more involved and I soon became a…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2019

parkrun profile: Stewart

Ruth McMaster Lees is Event Director at Stewart parkrun, in Middlesbrough in the north east of England. Ruth tells us more about her home event…     I was supporting a group of friends who were training for the Middlesbrough 10k and came across parkrun by accident, so started to volunteer, progressing to the role…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2019

Run, walk, push: Claudia’s parkrun journey

Claudia Burrough, who ran her first parkrun after her mum passed away, started to lose her ability to walk soon after and now takes part in a wheelchair. The Bushy parkrunner, who joined the 50 Club just 53 weeks after her first event, reveals the challenges she has overcome to reach her milestone and explains…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research revealing that more than 50% of women and girls in the UK have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels, who…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

parkrun profile: Forest of Dean juniors

 Lara Adams is Event Director at Forest of Dean junior parkrun, which takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire. Lara tells us more…     I became involved with junior parkrun through friends from the athletics club where I am a member. I was invited to join the core team as apparently I appear organised… I think I…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Introducing: Interval Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

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Read more › News - 14th January 2019

You’re the best!

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to the parkrun community for your support of our Give It Your Best campaign.   We asked you to convert your best parkrun finish time for 2018 into a donation for Alzheimer’s Research UK and we were thrilled that the parkrun community came together to raise over…

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