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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

Everyone is equal

The parkrun Health and Wellbeing team track the prevalence of walking very closely. We are committed to minimising barriers to participation, and encouraging as many people as possible to take part in parkrun however they wish.   A recent analysis of UK events has shone a spotlight on one parkrun, where the the data shows…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

Running Down Dementia: two months to go!

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual virtual running challenge, Running Down Dementia, is going strong with two months left to… run.   From 1 April until 31 August the challenge is to walk, jog or run 100k, 300k or a distance of your choice, while helping to raise funds for dementia research – funding that is even…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

If you do one thing this month… Choose Fairtrade

From the bananas on your porridge to your morning cup of coffee, choosing Fairtrade products is the easiest way to guarantee a better deal for the world’s most disadvantaged growers and small-scale producers. Michael Fletcher, Co-op’s chief commercial officer, shares why choosing Fairtrade is the future.   What does Fairtrade actually mean? Fairtrade is more…

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Read more › News - 29th June 2020

Spotlight on: Singapore

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Singapore! Event Ambassador Dominic Watkins gives us the low-down…   When Carol Cunningham, founding Event Director of Albert Melbourne parkrun in Australia, was offered a job transfer…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2020

Happy Birthday 5k Your Way

This month is the second birthday of the 5K Your Way initiative – a project which aims to promote participation in parkrun across the UK and Ireland by those living with, and impacted by, cancer.   Dr Lizzie Paddock, a 5K Your Way Regional Champion and Ambassador, explains how and why the project was born and…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2020

Stretching for strength and mobility

In the second of two guest blogs, Laura Penhaul, Lead Physiotherapist for British Sailing, talks us through some more advanced strength and mobility exercises, all of which can be done without the need for expensive equipment.   Following on from my first piece covering some tips for integrating strength and mobility into our everyday lives, which you can…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

Showing me that I could

Christine Hutchins loves being Tail Walker at her local junior parkrun.   Lockdown has given her chance to work on her training, showing her that she was capable of more than she thought. This is her story   I can’t remember where I first heard about parkrun, but it was probably from some friends. I…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

The feel good factor

Joanne Jackson felt that she needed a kick start to move forward after the loss of her friend.   Here she explains how parkrun played a part in lifting her spirits.   I’ve always wanted to be able to run but every time I tried I gave up.   My first parkrun was about 4…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

Not missing out

Colin Gunney has has not missed out on his parkrun fix at all over lockdown, his local parkrun volunteer team made sure of it. Here he tells us how.   I began my parkrun career back in February 2014, when friends mentioned it to me. I became a regular at Lydiard parkrun in Swindon after…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 23 June

Over the last few months we’ve attempted to keep things as simple as possible, to focus on the critical tasks required, and to provide clarity around our decisions.   This week we’d like to take the opportunity to revisit part of our strategy for reopening parkrun.   As countries relax their respective lockdown restrictions we…

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