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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Sweaty Selfie competition

You’ve just completed a run and are a tired and sweaty mess – what better time to take a picture of yourself!   To reward our relentless Running Down Dementia runners for clocking up 100k in the rain, wind and, of course, occasional spells of sunshine, Alzheimer’s Research UK is offering them the chance to…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Join #teamparkrun this weekend!

After visiting Llanelli Coast parkrun two weeks ago, we’re excited to say that we at Intersport will be getting out to a few parkruns this weekend! It will be a brilliant day of mass participation running across the country to mark the end of the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.    We think the…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2017

Overcoming health hurdles to happiness

Five years ago I was very fortunate to be nominated by Diabetes UK to carry the Olympic Torch for services to volunteering. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 16 years and for 13 of which I’ve also done athletics. Therefore, I was honoured to be able to show, whilst carrying the torch that having diabetes…

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Read more › News - 11th August 2017

Your personal cheerleader

Eve Muirhead competes for Great Britain in the Winter Olympic sport of curling. She became the only athlete in curling history to win the World Junior Championships four times, before going on to win gold at the 2013 World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She will be representing Great Britain…

Read more › News - 10th August 2017

Great opportunities

My eight-year-old daughter Sophie has Williams Syndrome (WS), a genetic condition that around one in 40,000 children are born with.   People who have WS can have a range of symptoms, but typically have heart defects (luckily Sophie’s is quite minor), distinctive facial features (such as little upturned noses, wide smiles), hypermobility, poor muscle strength,…

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Read more › News - 9th August 2017

A fantastic morning filming Llanelli Coast parkrun

As proud partners of parkrun, here at Intersport we love visiting parkruns across the country and feeling the parkrun love. Last Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting Llanelli Coast parkrun in West Wales, and it was fantastic to meet all the runners and volunteers, hear everyone’s stories and do some live filming!    We…

Read more › News - 7th August 2017

50 parkruns in six days

A former event director is attempting to tackle all the parkrun courses in the north west in as short a time as possible to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Paul Muldoon, a founder and former director of the Wythenshawe parkrun, will take on 50 5km runs over six days, starting in Carlisle at…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2017

From Cave Hill to Sugar Loaf

I never really dreamt of running in the Olympics. No more than any other young athlete growing up in Belfast did. I was going to be a footballer. Play professionally and drive a sports car. Why not?   The lure of football waned shortly after joining St Malachy’s College and I found myself attracted to…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

Nominate your parkrun community hero

At Leeds Building Society, we’re proud to be partners of parkrun UK; working together to help build and strengthen local communities. We would love to hear about all the amazing people who ensure parkrun brings real benefit to communities up and down the country.   We’ve launched our Community Heroes programme to put a spotlight…

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Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

parkrun & Alzheimer’s Research UK – a great fit!

I think it’s about time I introduced myself – I’m Jess, and I’ve been writing Alzheimer’s Research UK’s parkrun newsletter every week for nearly two years. I wanted to write something personal this week, as I’m sadly leaving my role as communications officer at the charity and this is my final newsletter.   When I…

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