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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

parkrun Pacers: Hayley Carruthers

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 - 25th September 2018

Leeds Building Society Community Stories: Bressay parkrun

Each month our friends at Leeds Building Society will explore a parkrun event and the positive impact this has had on the local community. This month, we’re excited to share their first Community Story which highlights the rural community of Bressay in Shetland.     Bressay parkrun takes place on one of the 15 small inhabited islands…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

parkrun profile: Ganavan Sands

Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll on Scotland’s west coast. Ganavan Sands parkrun Event Director Doreen Henderson tells us more…     Having experienced parkrun elsewhere, I realised how much our local community could benefit. We have some excellent hill runners who will run anywhere.   I get a real” kick” out…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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