Read more › News - 30th October 2019

Getting slower every week

Angela and her son Thomas love participating in Cassiobury parkrun. Here Angela tells us why being part of something together as a family is so important to them.   I’m getting slower the longer I do parkrun and I couldn’t be happier about it!   The reason I’m slowing down is because I used to…

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Read more › News - 30th October 2019

100 miles for the 100 milestone

Regular St. Albans parkrunner Patrick McGuiness recently celebrated his 100th milestone with a ‘parkrun mega sandwich’.   Patrick tells us about the 100 mile round trip with friends and family.   I wasn’t quite fit enough to attempt a PB for my 100th, so I came up with the 100-mile sandwich idea – not driving,…

Read more › News - 29th October 2019

How does dementia affect everyday life?

We know that many of you have personal experience of dementia – in fact half of people in the UK know someone affected by the condition.   It’s clear from speaking to our passionate supporters, that they want to see a new life-changing treatment for dementia. Current treatments can help with symptoms for a time,…

Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun profile: The Wammy

Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire is home to one of the quirkiest named parkruns in the world… The Wammy parkrun!   Gareth Copley-Jones from  The Wammy parkrun tells us more about his home event…     Kevin Stanyer regularly volunteers to deliver our briefing for first-timers. He eloquently shares the impact of parkrun:   “I have been a…

Read more › News - 28th October 2019

Aqua Optima’s Essential Guide to Keep You Healthy This Winter

We haven’t found a cure for the common cold yet unfortunately, but there are ways we can change our lifestyle to help fight off an oncoming cold or help speed up your recovery. No one wants to miss out on the fun of our weekly parkrun, so at Aqua Optima we’ve to come up with…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Seven PB parkruns

At parkrun, it’s all about the taking part – whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer. But everyone loves blowing off the cobwebs and going for a PB!   Here are seven of the parkruns across the UK that offer some personal best potential…       1. Belfast Victoria parkrun, Northern Ireland   We…

Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

parkrun Germany is growing!

Almost two years have passed since the first parkrun events were launched in Germany. We hope that by the end of the year the number of parkrun events in Germany will increase to 30!   Since 2017, thousands of people have attended parkrun events across the country. For many people this has been the first step…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Nobody cared that I was more than 20 stone

Dan Woodgate weighed 27st and lived on a diet of junk food and alcohol when the death of his Dad made him realise things had to change. Now ‘half the man’ Dan has changed his life forever.   Here he explains the part parkrun played in his incredible journey.   The death of my Dad,…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Ride out the winter with Cycling Down Dementia

Winter is coming! But we know a bit of chilly weather won’t put you off your Saturday parkrun fix.   How about using that ice-cold determination to support a great cause?   Cycling Down Dementia is back! Ride through the winter and leave dementia out in the cold by taking on the challenge to cycle…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

I’m doing something legendary to help end the heartbreak of dementia

parkrunner Anna Law has seen the importance of research into dementia for herself. Her grandfather died from dementia 15 years ago, and more recently her mother has developed Alzheimer’s disease.   Here she explains why she’s supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK not only through running, but also with a gift in her Will:   My family…

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