Fell Foot parkrun credit Steve Barber
Read more › News - 29th January 2017

For everyone to enjoy

The National Trust has been hosting a parkrun at Fell Foot in the Lake District since October 2014. It’s one of 25 5k parkruns and two junior parkruns that currently take place on National Trust properties across the UK.   Fell Foot parkrun is a popular event on the beautiful shoreline of lower Lake Windermere,…

Helen Kirk
Read more › News - 26th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

Here’s my daughter and I volunteering as marshals at Rugby parkrun for the first time. Freezing cold but we both absolutely loved it! Helen Kirk   I’ve accumulated more t-shirts from running than I’ll ever need, but these are the ones I treasure the most thanks to the wonderful community at Pontefract parkrun. I’m looking…

Read more › News - 26th January 2017

Don’t miss out on the experience

My husband Gary and I have had very different parkrun journeys, but in many ways we have arrived at the same destination.   2012 was a tough year for both of us. Gary had, well has, a condition called plantar fibromatosis and this meant that he had a painful benign tumour in the arch of…

Read more › News - 25th January 2017

Announcing an exciting new partnership with Healthspan

It’s hard to believe that we are less than four weeks into 2017 and already we’ve seen 225,000 different people participating at UK parkruns. The stage is certainly set for another big year as we continue to support local volunteers in bringing parkrun to their communities.   To add to the excitement and positivity we…

Ian and Ella
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 24th January 2017

There’s always next week…

Hi, I’m Ian Rutson, parkrun UK’s Operations Manager and resident geek but this piece isn’t about me; it’s about my daughter, Ella.   Her parkrun journey started not long after mine, as a young girl I pushed her round many Yorkshire courses in her pushchair. She loved the attention that she got and when we…

Read more › News - 24th January 2017

Mighty Quiz

Love a bit of friendly competition? Do your friends think you’re a bit of a know-it-all? Can you handle a physical challenge while tackling tricky trivia? If your answer is yes, then join Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Extras star Ashley Jensen in The Mighty Quiz, by Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Quizmasters across the nation will…

Read more › News - 23rd January 2017

Be ready for winter running with Intersport!

It’s been a cold start to the year but we have to admit that, as runners, we have been treated to the most beautiful sunrises, frosty landscapes and magical, misty days. A stunning photo of runners in Richmond Park made the front page of The Times this week and it’s true that if you dress…

Leonie Cox
Read more › News - 21st January 2017

One foot in front of the other

Leonie Heard was diagnosed with Grade 3 breast cancer on this day last year. This photo was taken at Northampton parkrun the day after her diagnosis, which Leonie was determined to finish without stopping as a way of mentally preparing herself for coping with her treatment.   This is Leonie’s story 12 months on. —–   Up…

Jaz Bangerh running at Woodhouse Moor parkrun
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

All walks of life

“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you can see the world. This is how you grow.” – Anonymous   On 6 October 2007 I happened to find…

Steve Ellie Lowestoft
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

Arriving as strangers and leaving as friends

If you could bottle the passion that comes from parkrun and sell it, you’d be worth a small fortune.   My parkrun journey began a couple of years ago, having not really run much for about twenty years or so. Who’d have thought that a few years on that I’d be closing in on 100…

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