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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

Old and new friends

Regular Melton Mowbray volunteer Nina Snowling participates in parkrun to help her manage anxiety.   She recently shared her favourite marshal point with a regular volunteer from neighbouring Market Harborough parkrun. Here she tells us about her morning with new friend, 88-year-old Austin.   The morning I met Austin at Melton Mowbray parkrun, I’d spent…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2019

Hydrating whilst visiting other countries

Staying hydrated can seem almost impossible when you’re on holiday or experiencing warmer weather than usual. Whether you are enjoying the unpredictable British sunshine or travelling abroad, maintaining a healthy fluid intake is vital to ensure you enjoy every minute.   Dehydration is common in holidaymakers, as they are not replenishing the fluid that the…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2019

Running Down Dementia hits the million mark

We want to say ‘thanks a million’ to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia a huge success.   You’ve helped raise more than £300,000, with donations still coming in. That takes the total raised since the campaign was first launched in 2016 to over £1million!   The vital funds will…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

On the start line again

In 2017, Dave Higson had a complete knee replacement. Having previously been an active runner and triathlete, Dave thought all that would have to stop. That was until he started walking at his local parkrun.   Dave tells us about his journey back to fitness and the feeling of being able to participate in events…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

It’s not just for other people

Rebecca Morris has never been the sporty type. She tells us how she went from someone who had given up trying, to becoming the very best version of herself.   Reaching my 50th parkrun in July of this year was one of my proudest personal accomplishments.   I have never been the sporty type and…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Take our survey to help shape future dementia treatments

What would you want from a dementia treatment?   We are asking for your help to take part in a mass survey that could help shape future treatments for dementia.   We’re asking for your views on the aspects of daily life that are most important to you, and which you’d most like to protect…

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Read more › News - 20th August 2019

Make a splash for dementia research

Are you ready to dive into a new challenge? Then take the plunge and sign up for Swimming Down Dementia.   Following hot on the heels of Running Down Dementia and the wheels of Cycling Down Dementia, we’ve launched a new swimming challenge.   Swimming Down Dementia challenges you to swim a distance of your…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2019

A summer family reunion

Julie McGlynn first heard about parkrun through British friends at the school where she works in Bangkok.    Now with three generations of parkrunners in the family, Julie tells us about being reunited with the community at Lancaster parkrun during summers back home.   It was three years ago since we found out about parkrun….

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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun has been our saviour

For Tracey Seymour and her husband Paul, parkrun is special for so many reasons.    Tracey tells us how important Saturday mornings have become for improving her health, falling in love with running and managing her husband’s dementia.   I am 58 years old and I have been doing parkrun for almost two years now. Back in 2017, I…

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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

If I can do it, so can you

Vicky Calver went from hating running and exercise, to completing 100 parkruns and multiple marathons. Not only that, as a parkrun Event Director she also helped inspire a community to walk, jog run and volunteer.   Vicky tells us how what started out as a friendly challenge, ended up changing her life, and the lives of those…

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