Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Understanding health and happiness

parkrun has been so much more than a run or walk in the park since its beginnings 14 years ago. The seed that Paul Sinton-Hewitt planted has grown into a global international movement that is empowering people and communities, building friendships, solving societal problems, instilling confidence and, in the simplest terms, making people healthier and…

Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Trick-or-treat parkrun tour!

It’s spooky to think that we are closing in on 1,700 events around the world, all of which embody the spirit of parkrun.   In this special Hallow’een edition of the parkrun Tourism Series, we start at Frog Hollow parkrun and visit the Gorey haunts of five events on the bucket list of every parkrunner…
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

Looking for clues to detect dementia early

This week we want to introduce you to Barking parkrunner and scientist Dr Amanda Heslegrave.   Amanda, who is a member of the parkrun 150 Club and whose husband, Chris, is a Run Director, works at the UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London. She’s involved in pioneering work looking for clues in blood…

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Read more › News - 30th October 2018

Four reasons why we should be staying hydrated this winter

We all feel the need to take on more water over the summer months, with warmer weather and the majority of the population motivated to exercise more regularly. However, for many of us, this dramatically declines over winter. We don’t tend to feel the thirst as much in the cooler months, although it is more…
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

parkrun Pacers: Camille Herron

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…

Read more › News - 30th October 2018

parkrun profile: Winchester

In the south of England you can find the city of Winchester, in Hampshire. Run Director Paul Coverdale takes us inside his home parkrun…     I think we are a really friendly, like-minded bunch at Winchester parkrun, and everyone is welcome.   For example, our volunteer coordinator, Ann Stanhope, arrived at our inaugural event…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 28th October 2018

Hannah becomes the first junior parkrunner to reach 250!

10-year-old Hannah Bloxsidge from Southampton junior parkrun has become the first person in history to complete 250 junior parkruns.   I was six when I first went along to Southampton junior parkrun. My dad knew one of the people who was involved in starting the event, and he thought it was a good idea so he talked…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2018

parkrun profile: Livingston

Livingston in West Lothian, Scotland is home to Livingston parkrun every Saturday. Ted Finch tells us more about his home event…   Every time I am at Livingston parkrun I just get a great reward seeing parkrunners of every variety enjoying the run and acknowledging the work done by a great team of volunteers.  … (1)
Read more › News - 24th October 2018

Wind, rain and Jon Snow! Put your pedal power to the test this winter

Looking for a challenge to motivate you to stay active during the cold winter months?   Well, Cycling Down Dementia is back for a second year!   Ride through the winter and leave dementia out in the cold by taking on the challenge to cycle either 300 (Pioneer) or 1,000 (Epic) miles between November 1…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2018

Three years of partnership with parkrun

Here at Intersport we’re extremely proud to be celebrating nearly three years of partnership with parkrun. Since putting our first flag in the ground together with Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Wimbledon Common parkrun (see launch video here), we have loved visiting parkruns up and down the country and supporting parkrunners on their journey.   We’ve heard…

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