Read more › News - 12th June 2018

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…

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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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

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…

Read more › News - 6th June 2018

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…

Read more › News - 5th June 2018

parkrun Profile: Roundhay

This week Event Director Graham Pawley talks us through the community spirit and three and a bit laps of Roundhay parkrun in Leeds, West Yorkshire – watch out for the Hill of Doom!     Nearly eight years ago, a friend persuaded me to try parkrun. Before then I hated running and thought runners were…

Read more › News - 5th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Noel Thatcher

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians, Paralympians 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…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2018

Quench your thirst with #WaterWednesday

Aqua Optima is dedicated to supporting parkrunners in living a healthier and happier life. Hydration is key to helping you maximise your energy levels and help to achieve your parkrunning goals, which is why we are introducing #WaterWednesday!   What is #WaterWednesday? #WaterWednesday is a national campaign launched on Wednesday 6 June 2018, which will aim to…

Read more › News - 5th June 2018

Physical activity – the best buy in public health

“Walking is the best medicine” Hippocrates, 470 BC   Adults are more than 20% less active since the 1960s, by 2030 it is predicted we will be 35% less active. This is a shocking statistic.   In my role as a practice nurse, I have been recommending a treatment that has had fantastic health outcomes…

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