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Read more › News - 18th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 18 August

Last Friday we published our COVID-19 Framework FAQs, following on from the publication of our COVID-19 Framework which outlines how parkrun will return in locations where there remains an underlying level of Coronavirus infection and/or social distancing requirements are in place as set by public health bodies.   We have been delighted with the response,…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2020

Reviewing outdoor transmissions of Covid-19 to support open air events

It is well documented that parkrun can be a catalyst for improving physical fitness and supporting positive mental health. The weekly events bring communities together and can help combat social isolation. For nearly 16 years and across more than 2,000 locations worldwide, parkrun has contributed to healthier and happier communities.    But in March this…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2020

Friendship and fresh air

Nick Cambridge is delighted to be running again after a break for health reasons and he feels so much better for it. Here he tells us why parkrun has been so important on his journey.   I became interested in running when I was working as a doctor in 1981 and wanted to improve my…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2020

What a buzz

Alison Manley hadn’t exercised for 30 years before trying parkrun.   Now she is stuck on parkrun number 199 and can’t wait for it to restart.   I first stumbled across parkrun by accident. I was inspired by a work colleague who had completed the couch to 5k programme and gone on to complete her…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2020

Raring to go

Great friends Pat Brimble and Sue Chambers, have found a genius way to do their (not)parkrun together but remain apart. Here Pat explains their special strategy.   I first heard about parkrun through my sister Linda who was already doing Newport parkrun where I lived at that time. Although I lived close to the Newport…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2020

Barefooting with sunshine and grasshoppers

Due to lockdown, Gary Holder has transferred from barefoot parkrunning to barefoot farm tracking.   Here Gary tells us about his barefoot running experience.   I first attended parkrun as a non runner, at Horsham, West Sussex in July 2017. I joined the volunteering team quite soon afterwards. Up until the suspension of all UK…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Communications Officer vacancy

We’re recruiting! We’re looking for a Communications Officer to join our small team in Twickenham, London.    From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart, empowering people to come together, fulfilling a human need to be social, active and outdoors and helping to create a healthier…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Signs of dehydration

Did you know that bad breath can be a sign of dehydration? Not too pleasant! With warmer weather sweeping the UK, it’s never been more important to keep healthy and hydrated.   Here, our friends at Aqua Optima share three unusual signs you may need to reach for some filtered water:   1. Bad breath…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Make the most of your storecupboard with these easy tinned recipes

Our friends at Co-op with the help of Food Stylist and Recipe Writer Lola Milne want to save you time and money by making the most of what you have in your cupboards at home, with these easy to follow, simple tinned recipes.    Over the past few months, tinned food has really come into…

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Read more › News - 11th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 11 August

On Friday last week we published our provisional COVID-19 Framework, describing how parkrun events are likely to return where there remains an underlying level of the virus.   We intentionally published the Framework in advance of it being appropriate to open any of the 21 parkrun countries that remain closed, to enable us to progress…

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