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Read more › News - 28th November 2019

I couldn’t imagine life without it

In October last year, a breast cancer diagnosis brought Jenny Palmer’s whole world crashing down.   Jenny explains how parkrun has been her sanctuary.   I joined parkrun with my other half Phil two years ago. He was keen to get some exercise and it was actually his doctor that recommended parkrun.   I said…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

Will you add a gift to mine this Christmas?

With December just a few days away, your thoughts will now start turning to Christmas and what presents you’ll be giving your loved ones.   Here supporter Laura, who has inherited a rare faulty gene meaning she will develop early-onset Alzheimer’s in her 40s, explains how giving a special gift in support of groundbreaking dementia…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

More than I ever imagined

Hannah Latham is on the core team at Alvaston parkrun in Derbyshire. Here she tells us how being willing to ‘just have a go’ brought a whole community together, and showed her that she was capable of more than she could have ever imagined.   The below photo is from one of the best days…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

parkrun profile: South Woodham Ferrers

The town of South Woodham Ferrers near Chelmsford, Essex has been home to parkrun since March 2018.   Helen Hall, the South Woodham Ferrers parkrun Co-Event Director, takes us on a tour of her home event…   Giving something back to the local community, meeting people and getting fit all feature as the main reasons why…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

Through testing times

David Robinson and his wife Rita started off as walkers at Colwick parkrun in Nottinghamshire. Struck by the welcome they received, they returned week after week, and Saturday mornings became a whole family affair.   Last year a cancer diagnosis shook the family. David tells us how parkrun has been his rock through the most testing…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2019

Two seconds at a time

Deborah Biggs was encouraged to take part in parkrun when the band she plays in staged a ‘parkrun takeover’. Here she tells us how she’s gone from being terrified, to not being able to wait for parkrunday every week.   I did my first ever 5k about five years ago, a Race for Life which…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2019

Five tips for parkrunning in cold weather

There may be moments during the winter months when you’re standing on the start line of your local parkrun in the cold and rain, questioning why you decided to get out of your warm bed!   But winter parkrunning isn’t just for those hardy souls – anyone can walk, jog, run and volunteer in deepest…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Such a high

Michael Fagan previously lived a sedentary lifestyle, so much so he couldn’t walk short distances without pain.   Here he tells us how Huntingdon parkrun became part of his everyday life.   I started parkrun a year ago to help train for my first tough mudder 5k obstacle run. I thought a few parkruns under…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

You’ve raised £1.5million!

We’re delighted to announce that you’ve hit a big milestone – our partnership with parkrun has passed the £1.5million mark.   Since we became the official charity partner of parkrun UK in 2015, thousands of you have helped support pioneering dementia research and we’ve been blown away by your dedication and passion for our cause….

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

A part of something wonderful

Leanne Ross has recently returned to parkrun after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and having brain surgery. This is her inspirational parkrun story.   I first heard about parkrun nine years ago, when my runner husband discovered Cardiff parkrun. Every week he would come home and talk me through the whole run; the good…

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