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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

Karen completes Irish leg of epic trek

At the start of the year we told you about Newport parkrunner Karen Penny embarking on an epic trek where she will be away from home for four years.   She’s aiming to become the first woman to trek around the British and Irish coastlines and 20 largest islands – a distance of 20,000 miles….

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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

parkrun profile: New Earswick

New Earswick parkrun in York has been part of the parkrun family since April 2018.   Simon Middleton from New Earswick parkrun tells us more…       My first parkrun was in 2013 around the racecourse at York parkrun. I started to get involved in the volunteering side and stepped up to become a Run…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2019

Milestone update

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with milestone t-shirts which means that we have temporarily suspended claims.   Last month an issue was discovered that meant we weren’t receiving confirmation of a milestone t-shirt claim (when the order is processed on Pro:Direct’s website). To ensure there are enough free t-shirts for everyone we need…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

parkrun profile: Macclesfield

The town of Macclesfield in Cheshire joined the parkrun family in April 2018, and in just over a year more than 3,500 parkrunners have taken to the “undulating” course.   Co-Event Director Tim Marsh tells us more…     I started parkrunning in 2012 at Bramhall parkrun, by the time I joined the 100 club,…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Do you speak parkrun?

One reason parkrun has grown so quickly is that it’s such a simple concept.   Register once, for free, and turn up at one of more than 1,500 parks and open spaces around the world on a Saturday morning.   But if you listen carefully, it might seem like there’s a secret code or language being…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2019

Test your child’s hydration this exam season

The warmer weather is always a good sign for parkrunners as a major motivation to get out in the fresh air to walk, jog, run or volunteer at their local parkrun and junior parkrun. However, Spring may not be as exciting for your children. With exams well underway, our friends at Aqua Optima are here…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2019

Got a place in a race? Use it to support dementia research

Do you have your own place in a running event this year? Whether it’s the Great North Run or your local 10k, did you know you can use your place to support pioneering dementia research?   We have charity places available for numerous events where you commit to a fundraising target. But if you have…

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Read more › News - 15th June 2019

parkrun profile: Queens, Belfast

Queens parkrun in Belfast, Northern Ireland has been visited by more than 6,000 parkrunners, from regulars to international tourists.    Fiona Teague from Queens parkrun tells us more about her home parkrun…     Our event launched way back in February 2012, and on average we welcome around 150 finishers each week. I like the fact…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Top tips for warm weather parkrunning

Summer is here (just about), and those frosty winter mornings are a distant memory (for now!).   Now that the trees are green, the temperatures are rising, and everyone is riding high on Vitamin D, we’ve put together some top tips for parkrunning in the warmer weather…     1. Walk or cycle to parkrun  …

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