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Read more › News - 27th September 2017

The Leap of Faith

Why wouldn’t you sign up to parkrun?  For some it’s the distance.  For others it’s the time.  Or it might well be something that falls under the “I’ll do it next time” category…    Every parkrunner will know these feelings as we’ve all had the butterflies before deciding to go on your first parkrun!  But…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2017

A big High 5 to parkrunners who have taken part this month!

September is a brilliant month for events and there have been lots of fantastic races all over the UK these past few weekends. It’s been great to see so many parkrunners taking part in these events and showing off their parkrun t-shirts in the running crowd! It just goes to show that parkrun is an…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2017

50 parkruns in seven days? Piece of cake!

In early August we told you about Paul Muldoon and John Halliwell who were planning to run all the parkrun courses in the north west in as short a time as possible to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.    Well…they did it!    The dynamic duo from Stockport ran 50 parkruns over seven days…

Read more › News - 21st September 2017

Living in the present

Up until 10 years ago I was a fit, healthy, happy, 45-year-old guy. I did triathlons, weight training, yoga, rowing and martial arts, and I was a circus performer too. Then in the blink of an eye my life was turned upside down and I was fighting for my life in hospital.   A serious…

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Read more › News - 20th September 2017

Free Run Pack giveaway

We’d like to remind all parkrunners this week of our free Run Pack giveaway when you spend £75 on ASICS footwear – available until 30 September.   If you need some more running shoes (and don’t we all deserve some new ones for autumn?) then now is the time to treat yourself! The Run Packs…

Read more › News - 19th September 2017

Get cheered on

I was born as a twin, and at an early age was diagnosed with a condition called Cerebral Palsy. I had many challenges ahead of me, including crawling, balancing, and learning to walk. But with the support of my family, I eventually took my first steps in a local park at the age of two…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2017

First stop Berlin for Rowan’s marathon challenge

A parkrun employee is one of 20 runners travelling to Germany this weekend to take on the Berlin Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   When Rowan Ardill turned 30 at the end of June, he set himself the target of running the six Marathon Majors around the world before he reaches 40.   Sunday’s Berlin…

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Read more › News - 14th September 2017

Sisters are doing it

I joined the Tees Barrage beginner programme when it started in summer 2016.  I had hated long distance running at school, preferring the 100 metres, and dreaded those PE lessons.    I had tried running with the encouragement of a friend, but I struggled to get my breathing so it didn’t last long. In November 2015…

Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Here to support you

Here at Healthspan, we have three core values which are at the heart of everything we do. Our passion for staying active, eating well and being positive, all of which give your body the best possible chance of succeeding at the challenges of day-to-day life, is what we’re all about.   Yes, for over 20…

Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Exodus Travels most scenic runs in the world

Keen to keep up your running when you travel? Being abroad doesn’t mean missing out on your endorphins – far from it. Taking your running to new levels and new destinations is a brilliant way to shake up the exercise routine and a fantastic approach to seeing the world, whilst taking care of your health….

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