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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun profile: Bath Skyline

The historic city of Bath in Somerset is world-renowned for its Roman-built baths and beautiful architecture. Since October 2014, it has also been home to the breathtaking Bath Skyline parkrun!   Bath Skyline parkrun Event Director Helen Conner tells us more…     Why do I love parkrun? That’s easy. It’s a fantastic way to surround yourself with…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

parkrun Netherlands launching in 2020

Exciting news: parkrun is coming to the Netherlands! In 2020, parkrun will be launching in the Netherlands, becoming the 22nd country in the parkrun family. We are in the process of confirming start dates and locations, but there has been an overwhelming amount of interest from all over the country. Plans are currently in development to see…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

Worrying for nothing

After the birth of her second child, Gail Seal was feeling overweight and unfit, and her confidence was at an all-time low. It took a year for her to work up the courage to go to parkrun for the first time. This is her story.   I just celebrated my 100th parkrun! It was a…

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Read more › News - 17th September 2019

Samuel L. Jackson calls on you to #ShareTheOrange

Will you #ShareTheOrange and help spread the message that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing?   We’ve joined forces with Samuel L. Jackson for our new awareness film which highlights that dementia is caused by physical diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease.   The powerful film, produced by Aardman Animations, uses an orange to…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Everything you need to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia isn’t just a part of ageing. It’s caused by diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common accounting for two-thirds of cases.   As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, we’ve put together a guide to what we know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.   What happens in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease?…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Junior Administrator Vacancy

We’re recruiting! We’re offering a 12 month internship for an organised and reliable Junior Administrator to join our small team in Twickenham, London.    From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Never say never

Susan Green had been running for more than 30 years when a pain in her hip turned out to be a more serious problem.   Here she tells us about being diagnosed with arthritis and returning to fitness with the help of her parkrun family.   I’ve been running since 1981, when I was 30. I…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Prescribing parkrun to the local community

Dr Simon Lennane is a GP based at Alton Street Surgery in Ross-on-Wye, and Mental Health GP Lead for the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and has recently played an integral role in launching Ross-on-Wye parkrun.   Dr Lennane tells us the story behind the event, and why he was so passionate about creating a…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

So many memorable moments

Cliff Waters read another parkrunner’s ‘If I can do it, so can you’ story and was moved to tell us about his late wife Glenys and why this mantra was also so important to her. These are his words.   I read another parkrunner’s story titled ‘If I can do it, so can you’ and…

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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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