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Read more › News - 4th October 2018

parkrun profile: Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures parkrun is a new addition to the parkrun family in Hurst, Wokingham, in the county of Berkshire.   Paul Mackenzie and the core team tell us more…     Lee, Core Team Member: I love parkrun because of what it stands for! “It’s not a race it’s a run” and it’s gives people…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Pioneer parkruns

This Saturday 6 October 2018, parkrunners around the world will celebrate International parkrun Day, marking 14 years since the very first event took place in London’s Bushy Park.   Since then, parkrun has grown to more than 1,650 events each week in 20 countries worldwide, with around 270,000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers every weekend.  …

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Read more › News - 1st October 2018

Looking forward to meeting runners at The National Running Show!

Here at Intersport we’re very excited to be part of the award-winning National Running Show, taking place 19-20 January at the NEC. This innovative show has proved itself to be the event for runners of all ages and abilities, and we can’t wait to be there under one roof with the UK’s running community and many…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2018

Help us call on government for more support for dementia research

1% doesn’t sound like a lot does it? A 1% improvement on your PB is achievable, and 1% more time volunteering at parkrun isn’t much.   But for dementia 1% could save millions of pounds, millions of memories and millions of lives.   We’ve launched a new action plan calling for government to invest just 1% of the…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun Pacers: Paul Martelletti

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…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun profile: Selby

Selby parkrun takes place in Burn village, just on the outskirts of Selby, North Yorkshire. Event Director Giles Bennett tells us more…   I took part in my first parkrun around York racecourse in June 2015, having agreed to run the Leeds 10K despite not being able to run a bath!   Three years and…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2018

Autism and learning disabilities: the power of information

parkrun has been working hard over the past two years to reach out to people with disabilities and long term health conditions through a network of volunteer parkrun Outreach Ambassadors.   Jenny Mayne, one of parkrun’s Outreach Ambassadors for autism and / or learning disabilities, tells us her own story, explaining what has inspired her…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2018

Uniting communities: Waterworks parkrun

The Waterworks is a park located in North Belfast, an area that is made up of a patchwork of estates comprised of both catholics and protestants. Unlike West Belfast which is predominantly catholic or East Belfast which is predominantly protestant, North Belfast reflects each tradition. Thus the level of cross-community conflict within North Belfast has…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2018

parkrun profile: Norwich juniors

Jo Phillips and Frank Vickers are Co-Event Directors at Norwich junior parkrun in the city of Norwich in East Anglia. They tell us more about their event, which takes place in a breathtaking location!     In 2014, Norwich parkrun announced during a run briefing that a junior event was being set up and asked…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Fancy a date with a single-lapper?

Long gone are the days when one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do — at least when it comes to parkrun!   Since the very first parkrun way back in 2004 provided participants with a single loop of London’s Bushy Park, one-lappers have been part of the parkrun landscape, with these attractive singletons being snapped up quicker…

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