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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

Help us make breakthroughs possible

This week we launched our Make Breakthroughs Possible campaign with a film designed to challenge the hopelessness that still exists around dementia and highlight the potential of research to overcome the condition.   As part of the campaign, we’ve announced a pledge to commit a landmark £250m to dementia research by 2025 – an ambition…

Read more › News - 20th September 2018

parkrun profile: Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle parkrun in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, launched earlier this year. Paul Dudbridge takes us inside his home event…     Our event was organised by Chris Donald, who started Clitheroe Castle running group. Under Chris’ guidance and leadership, Clitheroe Castle parkrun was formed.   I am Co-Event Director with Chris and started parkrunning in Burnley. So…

Read more › News - 19th September 2018

parkrunning for the “Over 30s”

My parkrun barcode identifies me as A1562206, my best friend who runs ahead of me calls me Paul, the two conscripts I drag and cajole around the course know me as “Dad”.   However, after every 10 or 12 parkruns I volunteer, and on those days I am known to most parkrunners as “Shouty Bearded…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Keppel parkrun – the world’s first in a Young Offenders Institution

In September 2017 I participated in the Wetherby 10k, which takes place around town centre. As I ran over the bridge towards HM YOI Wetherby, a male juveniles prison where I am employed as a social worker, I started to think about the benefits of running for young people who are remanded or sentenced to…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Three cheers for the three-lappers!

The beauty of parkrun is there are more than 1,300 different 5k events around the world, and 560 in the UK, but every parkrun course is unique.   Events take place in all kinds of locations, from promenades to city parks, through forests, up mountains and alongside rivers, with the amount of space available often…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun profile: Upton House

Down on the south coast of England in Dorset, you can find Upton House parkrun in the town of Poole.   Upton House parkrun Event Director Kirsty Weston tells us more…     Upton House parkrun came into being due to the huge success of parkrun at the neighbouring venue of Poole which is only…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun Pacers: Lucy Gossage

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…

Olive Munro
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Trekking 780k with dementia

Have you had a once-in-a-lifetime trek on your wish list for a while but keep putting it off? Well, read on to find out how Olive Munro’s diagnosis of dementia spurred her on to seize the day and complete a famous European pilgrimage while raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   The 67-year-old and her…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Ready for a fantastic autumn of running!

Our friends at Intersport are well and truly back into routine and looking forward to all that autumn has to bring.   It’s a fantastic time of year to be a runner, with the slightly cooler days bringing a bit of relief after the hot summer and our parks and trails look stunning as the…

Read more › News - 13th September 2018

parkrun profile: Druridge Bay

Lesley Falkous is Run Director and Volunteer Coordinator at Druridge Bay parkrun in Red Row, Morpeth in Northumberland.     I got involved with Druridge Bay parkrun as soon as I heard a rumour of a local event being discussed. I had taken part in Workington parkrun on several occasions whilst on holiday and loved the…

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