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Read more › News - 16th January 2018

Top tips for making your winter runs safe and enjoyable

It may be cold and dark outside, but will that stop us running? Of course not, we hear you cry! As a leading retailer for running gear, here at Intersport we know that your drive to get out there doesn’t stop just because the mercury drops or the sun goes down. We realise that outside…

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Read more › News - 15th January 2018

Life-changing research powered by parkrun 

We are delighted to announce that thanks to a few late donations the Donate Your Time campaign hit the target of £20,000 for pioneering dementia research.   By generously converting your parkrun finish times into donations, you’ve provided a fantastic end to a brilliant year for Alzheimer’s Research UK.    Our plans for this year…

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Read more › News - 15th January 2018

The only time you’ll see me smiling in a crowd – autism and parkrun

I’ve always felt out of place, struggled to fit in, and have never been one for competitive sports. At school I lacked the coordination for the usual team sports and would opt instead for the isolation of cross country runs as I felt safer running alone rather than being part of a crowd. My childhood…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2018

The results are in!

In October 2015 we set out to create more opportunities for communities to access junior parkrun in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK when we teamed up with Warburtons as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility partnership.   It’s great to be able to report that we are on track to achieve…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2018

Running to escape

My name is Dame Dibaba and I am a refugee from the Oromia region of Ethiopia. I have run the fastest time at Beckenham Place parkrun in London (15:58), but at parkrun I am just running for fun. It’s not like the running I did to escape from jail in my home country and travel…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2018

Run your way to a PB with some new year bargains

The new year always brings with it renewed motivation to get out there and run! It’s the perfect time to blow away the winter cobwebs – and when there is discounted running gear up for grabs, even better!   Here at Intersport we’re excited to be offering up to 80% off running gear in our…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2018

A quick guide to dementia

What is dementia? Who can be affected by it? Is there a cure? Can it be prevented? Is there help available? Where can I find out more?   These are among the most frequently asked questions people have about dementia. Since answering them can be tricky, we’ve developed a handy, pocket-sized leaflet to help do…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2018

parkrun profile: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small town on the North Sea that lays claim to having the longest promenade in Northumberland. Each Saturday this famous promenade plays host to a thriving new parkrun where participants are greeted by the Town Mayor, as Event Director Jacqueline Prouse explains.   My very first parkrun experience was at Newcastle parkrun…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2018

Why I love being the final finisher

I’m not always the final finisher at parkrun, although I am usually second to last. If Mary is running then she will have the honour of bringing up the rear – and it is an honour.   It’s an honour just to be running, on as many Saturday mornings as I can manage, in whatever kind…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2018

parkrun profile: Nobles (Isle of Man)

The Isle of Man sits in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles, rural landscape and an annual motorcycle race around the island.   More recently, the talk of the island has been about Nobles parkrun. So we asked Event Director Ian…

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