Read more › News - 29th November 2016

Research into predicting 5k run times

Would you like to predict your 5k running time? Researchers at the University of East London are investigating how a simple running test can be used to accurately predict 5k running time.    Most research to date has been conducted on elite and high-level runners, mainly through laboratory based tests which can be expensive and…

Diabetes National Leads
Read more › News - 28th November 2016

Increasing the awareness of parkrun for people with diabetes

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments or long-term conditions. Currently we are reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with particular groups, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional lives.   The aim…

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Read more › News - 27th November 2016

Latest parkrun Intersport video unveiled

Last week we reported back from Intersport’s visit to Ireland and this week we’re excited to bring you the latest and final video of the year, celebrating our partnership with parkrun! Our latest video encapsulates everything we have seen at our many parkruns over the last year – mostly a great sense of community and…

Read more › News - 26th November 2016

Paul’s Christmas takeover

This week I’m hijacking Alzheimer’s Research UK’s parkrun blog because I want all of you to get out running in December and join the charity’s Christmas campaign, Donate Your Time.   I’ve been so proud to watch us go from strength to strength over the past two years since we partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK….

Eileen Bartlett
Read more › News - 24th November 2016

The smile says it all

On 2 April this year I turned up as usual to be the volunteer photographer at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun. Photography was what had brought me to parkrun initially, because I wanted to learn how to photograph moving people.   Just before the start though, something came over me and I decided I was going to take…

Simon Clarke volunteering at Hanley parkrun
Read more › News - 24th November 2016

A positive midlife crisis

Simon Clarke, who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when he was just 43, explains how parkrun has helped him to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.   I first heard about parkrun in December 2013 from friends on an online running forum. I did my first parkrun in the pouring rain at Hanley on New Year’s…

Helen Bury FFTF
Read more › News - 23rd November 2016

Feedback from the Field

This photo proved very popular with our locals so thought I’d share how much fun we had at Bolton parkrun on Saturday. Looked a bit damp outside so made sure we had the rain cover but I had no idea how much it had rained overnight until on our way to the park and the…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2016

Intersport: #parkruntourist 77 and counting!

It should be called parkrunGO!….we at Intersport agree that being a #parkruntourist is serious business. We met Tom, Angie and Vicky at Malahide parkrun in Ireland who had started their journey at 3am to get a flight to Dublin in order to take part in Malahide parkrun, before flying back to Bradford Airport the same…

vitality experts
Read more › News - 20th November 2016

We’ve got the answers

Got a running question? Or just looking for some expert wellbeing, fitness and nutritional advice?   As the health and life insurer with close links to leading sports doctors, physios and nutritionists as well as top-flight athletes, football and rugby clubs, we’ve got all the answers you need.   Whether it’s about that little post-run…

Donate Your Time and Freya
Read more › News - 19th November 2016

Donate Your Time – Christmas edition!

We hope you have had the opportunity to watch Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new beautiful animation, Santa Forgot. In last week’s blog post we mentioned that parkrunners would be invited to participate in an exclusive running challenge as part of our Christmas campaign.   Freya, the main character of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Santa Forgot, is asking…

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