Quick guide to dementia
Read more › News - 11th January 2018

A quick guide to dementia

What is dementia? Who can be affected by it? Is there a cure? Can it be prevented? Is there help available? Where can I find out more?   These are among the most frequently asked questions people have about dementia. Since answering them can be tricky, we’ve developed a handy, pocket-sized leaflet to help do…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2018

parkrun profile: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small town on the North Sea that lays claim to having the longest promenade in Northumberland. Each Saturday this famous promenade plays host to a thriving new parkrun where participants are greeted by the Town Mayor, as Event Director Jacqueline Prouse explains.   My very first parkrun experience was at Newcastle parkrun…

Read more › News - 5th January 2018

Why I love being the final finisher

I’m not always the final finisher at parkrun, although I am usually second to last. If Mary is running then she will have the honour of bringing up the rear – and it is an honour.   It’s an honour just to be running, on as many Saturday mornings as I can manage, in whatever kind…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2018

parkrun profile: Nobles (Isle of Man)

The Isle of Man sits in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles, rural landscape and an annual motorcycle race around the island.   More recently, the talk of the island has been about Nobles parkrun. So we asked Event Director Ian…

Read more › News - 4th January 2018

It was never really about the run

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt created parkrun back in 2004 he thought he was developing a running time-trial that would enable keen runners to measure their ‘progress’ and get faster. In reality, he was building a stunningly-effective yet wonderfully-simple health-and-happiness intervention, with himself as the first targeted recipient.   For a few years Bushy parkrun rolled along…

Read more › News - 4th January 2018

Becoming a Centurion

Reaching the 100th parkrun is a big milestone. It even comes with its own special t-shirt to mark the occasion. Think about it, it’s the equivalent of running a parkrun every Saturday almost without fail for two years – or running alternate Saturdays for four years. Whichever way you look at it, reaching 100 parkruns is…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Third time lucky

I didn’t start parkrun with the intention of losing weight, I did it to improve my fitness.   I was 33, weighed 20 stone and considered myself to be a little overweight. But as I played five-a-side football every week I thought that running 5k would be easy. My sister had done parkrun before so…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Cheers for your support!

We want to wish everyone a happy New Year and thank you for your fantastic support of our Donate Your Time campaign.   By converting your parkrun finish times into donations throughout December you raised more than £18,500. That money will fund pioneering research helping us in our mission to bring about the first life-changing…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Soaking up the community spirit at parkrun

As we hoover up the pine cones from the carpet and put our decorations away for another year, it’s good to reflect that this Christmas season has seen more people than ever come together to spend time with friends and family at parkrun.   In the UK alone, aside from the number of events that…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

parkrun profile: Aviemore

Aviemore parkrun, in the Scottish Highlands, takes place in the Cairngorms National Park – the largest National Park in the British Isles.   The nearest parkrun is a one hour drive away in Inverness. With the support of the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Highland Council the event launched in May 2017, and since then…

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