Read more › News - 4th May 2017

Don’t feel guilty – feel proud

Don’t feel guilty – feel proud.   Fitting in a run and being a parent can be difficult. I personally struggled with attending my local parkrun some weeks, mainly when my husband was working, as I did not want to drag my little one out of bed to come and stand in a windy wet…

Read more › News - 4th May 2017

Extending the gift of giving

For the second year in succession, Fulham Palace parkrun were invited to manage one of the baggage lorries at the Green Start of the London Marathon.   parkrun’s unofficial collaboration with London Marathon events has been ongoing for a few years now. Last year, Fulham Palace parkrun were the ‘New Kids On the Block’ joining…

Read more › News - 4th May 2017

Great British Tennis Weekend serves up free tennis

Take advantage of endless amounts of family fun with the return of the Great British Tennis Weekend!    Next weekend on 13 and 14 May, hundreds of parks, clubs and venues across the nation will be opening their doors to host free tennis sessions for the whole family.   Whether you’re a complete beginner, dusting off your racket or…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

My parents in my pocket

This week we’d like to congratulate Siobhann Ardley who has raised more than £7,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by running the Virgin Money London Marathon in memory of her parents – whose photo she kept in her pocket the whole way round.   Siobhann’s dad Michael Royce, who had been living with Alzheimer’s disease, died…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Hands up who was a parkrun tourist over the Bank Holiday?

We love a Bank Holiday and often jump at the chance to go away for the weekend, with lots of new places to explore and our running shoes packed *just in case*. This week we’re on the hunt for any parkrun tourists who took part in a parkrun away from home last weekend!   We…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2017

Knee pain research

Do you suffer with knee pain?   Researchers at Plymouth University are currently investigating how patellofemoral pain (a type of knee pain) affects peoples’ lives and mental health.   Patellofemoral pain is a common knee condition generally affecting more active people. It is characterised by pain around the front or behind the kneecap which is…

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Read more › News - 29th April 2017

A major breakthrough

When I was nine years old my mum ran the London Marathon. I remember how hard she trained, and when she completed it I was completely in awe. From that moment on I was determined to follow in her footsteps.   My family is very active and as a kid I was always outside playing…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 27th April 2017

Proud to be part of the parkrun volunteer family!

Hi, I’m Heidi and I am the Event Director at Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool and a volunteer Outreach Ambassador for parkrun… “what’s an Outreach Ambassador?” I hear you ask!   You are likely to be familiar with many of the volunteer roles which are filled week in week out on the roster of junior…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2017

parkrun UK: 2016 Run Report

We’ve processed all the results and crunched the numbers and are proud to be able to share with you our first ever annual review – parkrun UK: 2016 Run Report.   This review aims to offer greater insight than ever before in to the work that goes on behind the scenes at parkrun, including an…

Read more › News - 27th April 2017

parkrunners Anonymous

Sometimes I feel that there is a need for parkrunners Anonymous. I can imagine getting up at meetings of fellow addicts and saying ‘My name is Christian Wolmar. I am a parkrunner and I am an addict’.   A parkrun in fact has precisely the reverse effect of a drug. With drugs, you take some,…

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