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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

Help us start a debate for dementia research funding

Have you signed our petition asking government to fund more dementia research?   We already have around 20,000 signatures for the petition calling on government to commit the equivalent of just 1% of the annual cost of dementia towards research. But we need to keep the pressure on. We need to hit 100,000 signatures so…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

City-slicker parkruns

With almost 1,700 weekly parkrun events to choose from around the world, the variety of parkrun courses offers something for everyone.   From tiny villages to prisons, beautiful woodland to gritty urban areas, promenades and mountains, wherever you are in the UK, the chances are your nearest parkrun isn’t far away!   In our latest parkrun…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher! As well as being a serial parkrun volunteer, a…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkrun Pacers: Alexander Teuten

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.    Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag that…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkrun profile: Nostell

Pat Wood is one of the Event Directors at Nostell parkrun in Wakefield, taking place in a beautiful National Trust location. Pat tells us more about her home event…     I loved parkrun from doing it regularly at Pontefract parkrun, so when Nostell National Trust asked me to set an event up there, I…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2018

parkrun profile: Rossmere juniors

Heidi Morrison from Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool tells us how her event came to fruition, and why the community has embraced junior parkrun…       I was never a runner until I had major surgery in 2012 for my Crohns Disease. Following recovery, I was almost dragged along to a local parkrun and…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Gavin and Stacey parkrun!

On Saturday, Billericay parkrun in Essex was cancelled for Bonfire Night, so more than 30 regular parkrunners travelled across the country to Barry Island parkrun in Wales for a very special Gavin & Stacey themed parkrun.   They were joined by hundreds of other parkrunners who came from all over the country, along with three…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

The inmates behind the world’s first prison parkrun

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I am the gym manager working in HMP Haverigg up in Cumbria. I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2018

Singing at the top of her voice

Ellie is 16 and has autism, which impacts on how she experiences the world and communicates with people. She attends a specialist autism sixth form college in Southport.   Ellie has always enjoyed being outdoors and loves being active so her dad and I decided to give her the opportunity to take part in Southport…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2018

parkrun Pacers: Eleanor Davis

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches.    Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag that…

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