Read more › News - 21st December 2018

parkrun profile: Westmill

The town of Ware in Hertfordshire is home to Westmill parkrun every Saturday morning.   Event Director Susan Millward tells us more…     I’ve always run, and always known that exercise was more than the physical – it was about wellness, community, spirit and joy.   parkrun is all that and more, and I…

Read more › News - 20th December 2018

parkrun profile: Bromley juniors

Rachel Bentley is Event Director at Bromley junior parkrun in London, and she explains why she loves her Sunday mornings at junior parkrun…     As a huge lover of parkrun I wanted to be set up a junior event as i am passionate about showing children exercise is important , fun and most of…

Read more › News - 19th December 2018

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

In our last newsletter before Christmas, our Global Head of Communications, Russ Jefferys, discusses why exercise should never be used as punishment   It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has…

Read more › News - 18th December 2018

Norwich junior parkrun

Jo Phillips, Co-Event Director from Norwich junior parkrun, tells us how the event all started with a volunteer plea four years ago and now sees a busy Sunday morning with a community that extends beyond a 2k event for 4-14 year olds.    I remember being told by a work colleague when I was pregnant…

Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun Name Club!

What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to parkrun!   In this edition of our Tourism Series, we take a look at the six parkruns that share their name with parkrunners.   1. Name: Alice Holt parkrun Number of parkrunners named Alice Holt: 2   Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire is named after Ælfsige, who…

Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun profile: Longrun Meadow

Longrun Meadow parkrun takes every place in Taunton, Somerset, in the south west of England. Jamie Hill from Longrun Meadow tells us more…     I got involved as a volunteer when I was injured to keep my running mojo alive. I saw people staring to run / walk the course and over the weeks…

Read more › News - 17th December 2018

The rheumatologist who prescribes parkrun to her patients

Hello, my name is Ai Lyn Tan, and I’m a parkrunner! I was instantly hooked from my first parkrun more than six years ago. I registered on a Friday, completed my first parkrun the next day, and tweeted the following:     Almost 300 parkruns later, looking back, parkrun to me has been mysterious, a…

Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Vitality’s Walk Run Jog Competition Winner’s Whirlwind Trip to South Africa

In November, the winner of Walk Jog Run Win Competition – Ron Downie, along with his wife Anne, was treated by Vitality to the trip of a lifetime to South Africa, where he would take part in Rondebosch Common parkrun.   Their trip also included penguins, elephants and ostriches and some stunning views along the…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Give It Your Best

How good would it be to set a personal best time at the final parkrun before Christmas?   You can also give an amazing gift this Christmas by helping Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia by taking part in Give It Your Best, our exclusive campaign for parkrunners.   It follows…

Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

Sport England announces significant investment in parkrun

Increasing female participation and encouraging more people from low socioeconomic communities to take part in free, weekly, social activity will be the focus of a new collaboration between Sport England and parkrun.   Funding from Sport England over three years will support the creation of 200 new parkrun events in England, building on the successes…

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