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Saturday morning girl time

Clare Mortimer parkruns with her daughter Evie at Southwark parkrun, London. As a mum who works full time, Clare tells us how important that precious hour on a Saturday morning is for both mum and daughter.   On New Year’s Day 2017, Evie (then eight and a half years old) and I made a pact,…

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You will not come last

Carolyn Garritt first discovered parkrun on Christmas Day. Here she tells us why parkrun is worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday morning.   I’ve been a runner for most of my life. Never fast, I’m a total plodder, but running is simply something that I love and that agrees with me. The…

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parkrun profile: Wotton

Wotton parkrun launched in October 2016 and takes place in Wotton Community PARC, Wotton-under-Edge, on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire.   Co-Event Director Ann Fitzjohn tells us more about her home event…   My husband David and I took over as Event Directors in January 2018 after the founding Event Directors Tom Beasley…

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You will be quick enough

Cerith Griffiths was marshalling the half way point at Brynaman parkrun when she met Tail Walker Rebecca and her Dad, Mike.    Mike is recovering from major heart surgery, and made his parkrun debut as part of his rehabilitation. Cerith tells us the story.   Why have I come to love parkrun? It’s simple really……

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Finding light again

parkrun has given Clodagh Dunne a reason to get out of bed on a Saturday morning after sadly losing her Mum. Here she explains how parkrun gives her hope.   Sadly we lost our wonderful mum Veronica Dunne on 12th August 2019.   Our mum was our sunshine who had the kindest heart and could…

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I’m not defined by my cancer

Amy Van Wyk was born with a congenital heart condition, requiring surgery in her childhood and twenties. In September 2018 she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, aged 36.   Here she tells us how she’s adapted to living with a heart condition and cancer, and how keeping active with weekly parkruns has been a great coping…

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Where I know I’m always welcome

For Kate Hodge, Saturday morning means Brandon Country Park parkrun! As a transgender parkrunner, Kate tells us about her transition to becoming the person she wanted to be, and the role parkrun’s inclusive environment has played in her ongoing journey.   Whilst I have known I am transgender since very early childhood, for most of…

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How can wearables revolutionise the detection of dementia?

Do you use a smart watch or fitness tracker to record your runs? There’s been a huge boom in the market for these devices and they have become a key piece of kit for so many runners.   But do you know that the big advances in technology behind them could lead to a revolution…

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How does parkrun actually work?

You’ve heard of parkrun and are thinking of coming along, but you’re not quite sure how it works…   We’ve put together this handy guide taking you through parkrun step-by-step!   1. Signing up   It’s completely free to register and you only need to sign-up once. Simply complete this form and then either print…

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parkrun profile: Hove Promenade

Hove Promenade parkrun on England’s south coast launched in July 2015, and since then has welcomed almost 13,000 different people to their event.   Mark Brocklehurst from Hove Prom parkrun tells us more about his home parkrun…     I got involved with the team at Hove Prom because I know what parkrun means to…

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