Read more › News - 17th November 2017

The Barrett Family – 1,000 parkruns and counting!

Jenny and Damian Barrett and their four children from Chelmsford Central parkrun have completed more than 1,000 parkruns between them, not to mention Grandma Barrett who decided to join them and now has almost 150 parkruns under her belt. Mum Jenny shares their story…   Team Barrett Damian (46) Jenny (45) Maia (15) Layla (13)…

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Read more › News - 17th November 2017

How to spend more time running and less time shopping this Christmas!

We’ve been so busy running that we’ve barely noticed the shops filling with twinkling lights and festive cheer – all trying to remind us that it’s only five weeks until The Big Day! Or, in parkrunners’ terms, five weeks until we don Santa hats for our Christmas parkrun and generally feel great for getting out…

Read more › News - 16th November 2017

Adventure holidays as varied as parkrun courses

With so many parkruns around the country, there is a course for every runner, jogger or walker. Whether you are looking to get a new PB, a run through woodlands to get your trail shoes dirty or you’re a sucker for hills knowing that the views at the top will be worth it, there is…

Read more › News - 15th November 2017

Olympic golden couple back Cycling Down Dementia

We’ve been thrilled with the response to our Cycling Down Dementia challenge which has earned the gold seal of approval from two of Great Britain’s most successful Olympians.    Our new cycling initiative launched a couple of weeks ago and at the start of this week we’d already had more than 420 people sign up,…

Read more › News - 14th November 2017

World Diabetes Day – Sandra Stamp’s Story

World Diabetes Day falls on 14 November every year. It’s a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it’s really like to live with the condition. Sandra Stamp, who lives with type 2 diabetes, tells us how much she loves parkrun, how it has changed…

Read more › News - 12th November 2017

Run, walk and volunteer – on the same day!

My name is Kay and I am 12. I have been a Woking parkrunner for three years and I try to volunteer a few times each year. At any parkrun it is super easy to volunteer, there are even lots of roles you can do and still run. I was talking with my mum and we were…

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Read more › News - 11th November 2017

Introducing Vitality Volunteer of the Month

Last weekend we launched our Volunteer Reward programme at Bournemouth parkrun. To help launch the scheme, we invited our Official Wellness Partners AFC Bournemouth who brought along club players Steve Cook, Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels.   The players awarded goody bags to 10 local volunteers in recognition of their work and support through the…

Read more › News - 10th November 2017

We are hiring!

We’re looking for an organised and dependable administrator to join the parkrun team. Are you a solutions-driven team player, brilliant at juggling multiple priorities? Find out more using the following links:   The job description can be found here.   Click here to find out how to apply. 

Read more › News - 9th November 2017

My journey to the Invictus Games

Ian Young is a former soldier who is a Run Director at Blackhill parkrun in County Durham. Following an incident when he was serving in Northern Ireland, he struggled with alcohol issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and even considered taking his own life.   Ian began running as a way to improve his mental health and represented…

Read more › News - 7th November 2017

A parkrun first

If somebody had said to me at my first parkrun that I would become the first Member of Parliament to join the 100 Club I wouldn’t have believed them.   I had heard about parkrun through my wife and a few friends, and when I reluctantly went along to Colby parkrun with them I thought…

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