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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

Hats off (and laces tied) for the NHS!

Here at Intersport we are incredibly proud to be involved with parkrun and helping to keep it free forever – especially when we see brilliant initiatives such as ‘parkrun for the NHS’ last Saturday. Lots of us at Intersport were out to support our local parkrun and it was fantastic to see so many people,…

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A high five for a hero

This is our little boy Louis, who has Down’s Syndrome, volunteering at Peterborough parkrun and giving one of the runners a ‘high five’. For us however, the photo has great poignancy as the woman is not just any runner – her name is Dr Yong and several years ago she saved Louis’ life.   Louis…

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Forestry Commission parkruns

It only takes about ten minutes for a forest to work its magic by reducing stress levels and re-connecting you with nature. So this week we’re visiting ten classic forest parkruns, all hosted on Forestry Commission sites, to whet the appetite of even the most ardent city slickers!   1. Bedgebury Pinetum parkrun, Kent  Launched: 19 March…

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parkrun Pacers: Steve Way

Each week we invite international athletes, Olympians and experienced coaches 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 new PB.   This week it’s the turn of Steve…

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parkrun profile: Killerton

Killerton parkrun, became only the second parkrun event to be staged on National Trust property when it joined the parkrun family in 2011.   Event Director Roger Rowe tells us more about this beautiful parkrun near Exeter in the South West of England…     As a long-term athlete now in my 70s, I wanted to give…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hospital takeover at King’s Lynn parkrun

My name is Sarah Byatt and I am the Executive Assistant to the Medical Director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. I have worked at the Trust for almost 11 years.   I took part in my first parkrun in March 2013 after reading about it in the local press and hearing people…

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Read more › News - 7th June 2018

parkrun profile: Aldenham

In Elstree & Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, tucked away is a truly beautiful parkrun event where, as well as parkrunners, you’ll also find 100 Aker Wood, the home of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends!   Event Director James Robinson tells us more…     Aldenham parkrun launched in June 2015. Before I got involved, I hadn’t…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Now’s the time to enjoy spring running at its best!

Here at Intersport we love a run any time of year, but there is something particularly special about running in late spring and early summer. Our local parks, woodlands and trails are looking stunning right now – there’s lush greenery everywhere, the birds are singing happily and the weather is for the most part behaving…

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Why we need the NHS now more than ever

Ahead of the parkrun NHS70 day on Saturday, we want to join you in saying a huge thank you to the service’s extraordinary staff.   So many doctors and nurses are doing amazing work diagnosing and looking after people with dementia.   Dementia is one of the biggest healthcare challenges in the UK and across…

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Next door neighbours

In the early days of parkrun, touring to different events often involved waking up in the middle of the night and travelling hundreds of miles to find one of a handful of events spread across the country.   Now there are more than 530 parkrun locations in the UK, each with a community of walkers, joggers, runners…

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