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Read more › News - 14th May 2019

Global health experts recommend physical exercise to reduce your dementia risk

Did you know that by taking part in parkrun you are helping to reduce your risk of dementia?   New guidelines published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week have reinforced Alzheimer’s Research UK’s advice on dementia risk reduction including the importance of physical activity.   The WHO strongly recommends not smoking, physical exercise,…

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Read more › Awards, News - 14th May 2019

Southport parkrunners win RNIB Excellence Awards

A blind parkrun Ambassador and one of the organisers of Southport’s first parkrun have been recognised with awards from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).   Kelly Barton, (42) and Dr Simon Tobin, (54), both from Southport, were presented with awards for their determination to break down barriers for people with sight loss…

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Read more › News - 14th May 2019

parkrun profile: Exeter Riverside

Exeter Riverside parkrun joined the parkrun family in 2014, and has become a hugely popular way for locals and visitors to start their weekends in the cathedral city of Exeter, in Devon.    Former Event Director at Exeter Riverside parkrun, Adrian Mountford, tells us more…     Our family first got involved with parkrun at Killerton…

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Read more › News, Press - 9th May 2019

Help us welcome 1,000 GPs on parkrun GP Pledge Day

TV personality Dr Zoe Williams will be among more than 1,000 GPs and practice staff expected to take part in a special parkrun event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative.   The special event is also being supported by Author, GP and star…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

parkrun profile: Poolsbrook

Poolsbrook parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Staveley, Chesterfield in the county of Derbyshire.   Co-Event Director Andy Morris tells us more about his parkrun story and the birth of Poolsbrook parkrun…     I started off at nearby Graves parkrun after I was introduced to parkrun by a friend, Paul Cornock, who runs…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Thanks for helping us strike gold at The Running Awards

A massive thank you to all of you who voted for us in The Running Awards. We are delighted to announce: WE WON!   Having taken bronze last year and silver the year before, Alzheimer’s Research UK struck gold in the Large Charity category for the first time at the ceremony last month.   We’ve…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Getting back on track

Dave Campbell completed his first parkrun as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations in 2018. Now, almost a year later, Dave tells us how walking at Carlisle parkrun has helped put his Type 2 diabetes into remission.   I came along to try parkrun for the first time as part of the NHS’s 70th…

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Read more › News - 7th May 2019

parkrun profile: Huntingdon

Huntingdon parkrun in Cambridgeshire launched in April 2013 and since then has welcomed almost 10,000 different parkrunners!   Co-Event Director Stuart Ainsworth tells us more about his home event…     I have been parkrunning since March 14 after much nagging from my neighbour David Irwin who is Regional Event Ambassador for the East Midlands.  …

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2019

parkrun profile: Stretford

Stretford parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Stretford, Greater Manchester.   Mo Brettell and Jamie Barry from Stretford parkrun takes us on a tour of their home event…   Stretford has a beautiful park that was crying out for an event like Stretford parkrun and there was a real demand locally with an abundance of…

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