Anna Boniface
Read more › News - 29th April 2017

A major breakthrough

When I was nine years old my mum ran the London Marathon. I remember how hard she trained, and when she completed it I was completely in awe. From that moment on I was determined to follow in her footsteps.   My family is very active and as a kid I was always outside playing…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 27th April 2017

Proud to be part of the parkrun volunteer family!

Hi, I’m Heidi and I am the Event Director at Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool and a volunteer Outreach Ambassador for parkrun… “what’s an Outreach Ambassador?” I hear you ask!   You are likely to be familiar with many of the volunteer roles which are filled week in week out on the roster of junior…

Tring annual review cover
Read more › News - 27th April 2017

parkrun UK: 2016 Run Report

We’ve processed all the results and crunched the numbers and are proud to be able to share with you our first ever annual review – parkrun UK: 2016 Run Report.   This review aims to offer greater insight than ever before in to the work that goes on behind the scenes at parkrun, including an…

Read more › News - 27th April 2017

parkrunners Anonymous

Sometimes I feel that there is a need for parkrunners Anonymous. I can imagine getting up at meetings of fellow addicts and saying ‘My name is Christian Wolmar. I am a parkrunner and I am an addict’.   A parkrun in fact has precisely the reverse effect of a drug. With drugs, you take some,…

Read more › News - 26th April 2017

Congratulations to our London Marathon team!

A message from Kenneth, Sporting Events Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK   I want to say a huge congratulations to every parkrunner who ran the London Marathon on Sunday! And a massive thank you to all those who joined #TeamARUK and helped to smash last year’s fundraising target – we’ve raised more than £400,000 so…

Read more › News - 26th April 2017

Five reasons the 2017 London Marathon inspired us

The London Marathon shows off the human race’s best bits; community, good faith, humour and sheer determination. But this year five moments in particular came top of Healthspan’s list of reasons why we should feel inspired.    1. We’ve all seen it. The heartwarming display of selflessness shown by Mathew Rees as he helped runner David…

Read more › News - 25th April 2017

Happy first birthday to Guernsey parkrun from Intersport!

While some parkruns have been running for years, new parkruns are popping up all the time, and all of us at Intersport would like to wish Guernsey parkrun a very happy first birthday! The sun shone for the anniversary celebrations earlier this month, and Intersport Guernsey was there to provide cakes, enjoy the stunning sea views…

Gabi Boland Nordic Walking
Read more › News - 24th April 2017

A toast to the tail runners

I have Multiple Sclerosis* and I walk with a stick. I discovered Nordic Walking a few years ago. The support of two poles enables me to stride confidently, which is a joy. With a walking stick I’m aware that I don’t stand as straight as I should and my gait is a little uneven. Nordic…

Michael London Marathon
Read more › News - 23rd April 2017

Don’t forget to enjoy the view

I ran my 100th parkrun earlier this month, in what is my 46th year of running. It also co-incided with my participation in the first ever London Marathon, 36 years ago, in 1981…   As a journalist who published more than 6,000 stories last year, I don’t get the chance nor am I inclined to…

Claire and Marlon
Read more › News - 22nd April 2017

Happy reflection

My husband Marlon and I were proud to join the 50 Club at Colwick parkrun this morning, and it’s prompted a lot of happy reflection in our house.   My own introduction to parkrun in the autumn of 2015 was a little different to many. I was really nervous about taking part, and for years…

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