Read more › News - 28th August 2019

It’s not just for other people

Rebecca Morris has never been the sporty type. She tells us how she went from someone who had given up trying, to becoming the very best version of herself.   Reaching my 50th parkrun in July of this year was one of my proudest personal accomplishments.   I have never been the sporty type and…

Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Take our survey to help shape future dementia treatments

What would you want from a dementia treatment?   We are asking for your help to take part in a mass survey that could help shape future treatments for dementia.   We’re asking for your views on the aspects of daily life that are most important to you, and which you’d most like to protect…

Read more › News - 20th August 2019

Make a splash for dementia research

Are you ready to dive into a new challenge? Then take the plunge and sign up for Swimming Down Dementia.   Following hot on the heels of Running Down Dementia and the wheels of Cycling Down Dementia, we’ve launched a new swimming challenge.   Swimming Down Dementia challenges you to swim a distance of your…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2019

A summer family reunion

Julie McGlynn first heard about parkrun through British friends at the school where she works in Bangkok.    Now with three generations of parkrunners in the family, Julie tells us about being reunited with the community at Lancaster parkrun during summers back home.   It was three years ago since we found out about parkrun….

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun has been our saviour

For Tracey Seymour and her husband Paul, parkrun is special for so many reasons.    Tracey tells us how important Saturday mornings have become for improving her health, falling in love with running and managing her husband’s dementia.   I am 58 years old and I have been doing parkrun for almost two years now. Back in 2017, I…

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

If I can do it, so can you

Vicky Calver went from hating running and exercise, to completing 100 parkruns and multiple marathons. Not only that, as a parkrun Event Director she also helped inspire a community to walk, jog run and volunteer.   Vicky tells us how what started out as a friendly challenge, ended up changing her life, and the lives of those…

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun profile: Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe parkrun in Nottingham joined the parkrun family in October 2012 and has welcomed more than 13,000 different parkrunners since!   Lisa Dickinson and Geoff Hardy, Co-Event Directors at Rushcliffe parkrun, tell us more about the event, and how they got involved… Geoff Hardy: “Having previously run at another local event, I was injured in the Autumn…

Read more › Awards, News - 5th August 2019

Maldon Prom volunteer honoured

Imogen Giddings from Maldon Prom parkrun was honoured at the Active Essex Sports Awards.   Imogen has been volunteering at Maldon Prom parkrun and Maldon Prom junior parkrun since 2015, has done so on over 50 separate events and has covered nearly all of the different roles.   As a result of volunteering at parkrun, Imogen…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2019

Refusing to give up

Robert Jerry was a keen amateur runner for the majority of his adult life. That was until he suffered a heart attack during a race and was saved by a paramedic who happened to be running near him at the time he collapsed.   Now in his 60s, Robert tells the story of his long…

Read more › News - 1st August 2019

parkrun profile: Wanstead Flats

Since the inaugural event in May 2011, Wanstead Flats parkrun has been taking place every Saturday morning between Leytonstone and Forest Gate in London.   Frequent Wanstead Flats Run Director, Mike Bristow, tells us more…   I started parkrunning because my then-boss, Norm Driskell, kept on talking about how wonderful parkrun was. At first I didn’t believe him:…

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