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Read more › Awards, News - 9th July 2019

Shane Spencer recognised with Butler Trust award

Shane Spencer from HMP & YOI Haverigg has been recognised for his work promoting the physical and mental health of prisoners, including setting up the world’s first ever parkrun on a custodial estate.   Shane is a Physical Education Instructor at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria and was honoured with a Commendation from The Butler Trust…

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Read more › News - 9th July 2019

parkrun profile: Ashton Court

Ashton Court parkrun in Bristol has been part of the parkrun family since April 2011 and is famous for its unique course and friendly atmosphere.   One of the regular Run Directors, Niall Hoskin tells us more about the parkrun he calls home…     My daughter heard about the very first event at Ashton Court parkrun,…

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Read more › News - 8th July 2019

Friends united! How fundraising for dementia research brings people together

One of the best benefits of taking on a fundraising challenge for us is the chance to join the #TeamARUK community on Facebook.   It’s a place where hundreds of Alzheimer’s Research UK supporters share training and fundraising tips and support and encourage each other to achieve their goals.   We have a Facebook group…

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Read more › News - 7th July 2019

parkrun profile: Fell Foot

The Lake District is famous throughout the world for its breathtaking scenery and the endless opportunities for walking, climbing, watersports and mountains. It’s also home to Fell Foot parkrun!   Laura McGuigan, Volunteer Coordinator at Fell Foot parkrun tells us more…     Apart from the venue, I love the sheer range of people we see week in…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

Active Summer Solutions

Summer is here, and bringing with it the warmer weather! It’s no secret that staying hydrated is important, but at this time of the year the importance is magnified. If you’re planning on an active summer, our friends at Aqua Optima have some tips to keep you healthy, hydrated and happy!   Right Way To…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

‘The’ parkrun tour

The word ‘the’ is the most commonly used word in the English language – so much so, we’ve already used it four times!   And parkrun is no exception to this, with 12 parkruns worldwide starting with the word the.   For those parkrunners looking for some inspiration, here are five parkruns that will capture…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

Shobna Gulati helps launch dementia campaign aimed at South Asian communities

Stigma and misconceptions around dementia still exist in all communities up and down the UK, but people within black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities often face particular challenges.   People from BAME communities may be more likely to develop dementia than those from other ethnic backgrounds. This may be due to their higher risk…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

parkrun profile: Hazelwood

Hazelwood parkrun launched in March 2018 and has welcomed more than 2,000 people to the event in Sunbury on Thames, in Surrey.     Phil Wigglesworth from Hazelwood parkrun tells us more…     When the announcement was made late summer 2017 that a new parkrun was proposed at Hazelwood and volunteers were needed to…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st July 2019

Thomas & friends at Queen’s Park junior parkrun

Saturday 30 June saw a very special event for Queen’s Park junior parkrun in Bolton. The event was “taken over” by junior parkrunner, Thomas, and his friends.   Thomas’s mum, Joanne Brown, explains to us the motivation behind setting up the event, and the huge impact it had on all those children who took part…

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Read more › News - 1st July 2019

parkrun profile: Weymouth

Down on the south coast of England, in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset, you can find Weymouth parkrun.   Weymouth parkrun Co-Event Director Kathy Davis tells us more about this coastal parkrun…     I’ve been running for quite a while and loved the idea of parkrun, but the nearest parkrun was in Poole about 45…

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