Celia and Steve volunteering
Read more › News - 8th June 2017

The parkrun Wales ’23 in 23′

Last weekend Newport parkrun celebrated the enormous difference volunteers can make to life, by supporting parkrun Wales and Sport Wales in this annual UK festival.   Every weekend more than 12,000 parkrun volunteers wake up and make a difference to their communities. They choose to give to a cause they believe in, become a part…

Blandford police
Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Badges and barcodes

My wife Charli and I work for Dorset Police. And as you can see by the photo above of our Inspector and Chief Inspector, we’re not the only local police who love parkrun!    To raise awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing within the Police Service. We had so many runners and families dressed up…

Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Feedback From The Field

When our dear friend and fellow parkrunner John Butcher lost his beloved wife of nearly 60 years on Christmas Day last year, he decided it was time to set himself a challenge: to either lower or set the VM85-89 age category record at 20 different parkruns. John has reached his goal having now completed Gunpowder parkrun,…

Father and son jumping into lake
Read more › News - 8th June 2017

7 weird and wonderful water-sports for you to try this summer  

Our friends at Healthspan are embracing ‘World Oceans Day’ today and have a number of whacky watersports to encourage you to embrace the water. Say goodbye to getting stuck for ideas on holiday, these watersports will keep you busy and the majority can be re-enacted at your local pool. But be warned, some are a…

Team Parkin
Read more › News - 7th June 2017

Family time

Would you like to get your whole family fitter, healthier, spending more time together, all while raising money for a fantastic cause?   If so, why not sign the whole family up to Running Down Dementia for Alzheimer’s Research UK?   We’d like to show parkrunners the inspiring video of Team Parkin, a family from…

Clonmel parkrun CSam Barnes_Sportsfile_900x416
Read more › News - 6th June 2017

A little summer love from Intersport

We don’t know about you but here at Intersport we can’t quite believe it’s June, it’s nearly the longest day and summer holidays are just around the corner! It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were advising you what to wear for your winter runs, whereas we’re most definitely into our summer gear now…

Leeds Building Society Launch2 - FB Quality - 00151_Nikki (002)
Read more › News - 5th June 2017

Local community survey

At Leeds Building Society, we recently commissioned some research into the strength of local communities, and the importance of neighborhood connections.   To see the findings, and why we believe parkrun is so important in helping bring communities together, click here.

Plymouth Uni knee study
Read more › News - 4th June 2017

A survey of running-related injuries in the UK

parkrunners are being invited to take part in the following research: ‘A survey of running-related injuries in the UK’. This study is being carried out by Researchers from the University of the West of Scotland (Dr Stephanie Valentin) and the University of Edinburgh (Linda Linton).   The purpose of this study is to gather information…

David Parker credit Ken Douglas
Read more › News - 2nd June 2017

The long road to incredible things

David Parker from Rushmere parkrun was 11 when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.   Faced with the lifelong management of a condition he had never heard of, which in 1984 meant two insulin injections a day from a manual syringe and little warning of a dangerously low blood sugar level, David was determined…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st June 2017

A parkrun mile

Hi, I’m Helen Hood, Head of Event Delivery at parkrun UK, and last weekend I joined a sea of apricot in the parkrun wave of the Westminster Mile.   In the Hood household it’s an annual highlight and the fourth year we’ve taken part as a family, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  …

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