Debbie Cox FFTF
Read more › News - 9th November 2016

Feedback from the Field

My lovely friend Paul reached his 25th volunteer role on Saturday by stepping in at the last minute to volunteer at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun. Love that you meet so many lovely people at parkrun – here we are enjoying a coffee, cake and a catch up post-run. Debbie Cox   Kenneth Bingley ran 111 times…

Read more › News - 7th November 2016

parkrunners – we need your help!

Alzheimer’s Research UK is in with a fantastic chance of being able to hold a bucket collection at Chelsea FC’s home game against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday 11 December.   The football club is giving away the collection spots at Stamford Bridge over the course of the season on four matchdays. Alzheimer’s Research UK…

Amager Faelled parkrun
Read more › News - 7th November 2016

parkrun around the world

Last week we loved hearing about your parkrun tourism, so we thought we’d venture overseas to try out a new parkrun for ourselves too! Saturday saw a team from Intersport take part in Amager Fælled parkrun in Denmark and it was great to run a new (and very flat) route, meet runners and volunteers from another part…

Read more › News - 5th November 2016

parkrun profile: Gunpowder

When you think of Gunpowder, you probably think of Guy Fawkes and the Houses of Parliament. But how about parkrun?    Jane Appleton, Event Director & core team volunteer at Gunpowder parkrun in Waltham Abbey, Essex, tells us more about her home event…     Seven years ago I hadn’t even heard about parkrun, but it has now changed…

Annette Howard
Read more › News - 3rd November 2016

Catching the running bug

I knew I needed to do something or my health would be at risk. I had been yo-yo dieting for years but things were starting to get critical.   After toying with the idea of joining yet another slimming group and starting another diet, I discovered an advert for a competition weight loss and fitness…

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies collecting her finish token at Finsbury parkrun
Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Spread the word!

Physical activity has almost endless benefits for physical and mental health and wellbeing.   Those who achieve the UK Chief Medical Officer’s recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week, are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes (and those with diabetes are better able to manage their blood sugar), cancer and…

Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Feedback from the Field

On Saturday my nephew Lucas ran his 10th parkrun (at Moors Valley parkrun due to Poole’s cancellation) on his eighth birthday. Rewind 10 weeks and he was on the start line at Poole parkrun ready to run his first. Lucas gets extremely anxious in large groups and with a record attendance that day it all…

Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Research into anti-inflammatory medicines used by runners

Do you use anti-inflammatory medicines?   Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Queen Mary University are investigating how anti-inflammatory medicines (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs) are used by runners. Although it is known that these painkillers and anti-inflammatories are used by runners, it is not known how they are used during training and events….

Read more › News - 31st October 2016

The end of Running Down Dementia 2016

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we want to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in Running Down Dementia. You’ve raised more than £215,000! Thanks to you, vital dementia research projects have been funded and are now underway in London and Norwich.   Dr Josephine Barnes at University College London is studying…

Read more › News - 31st October 2016

parkrun tourism time!

We love a little fun here at Intersport and it was great to see parkrunners young and old celebrate their Halloween parkruns in all kinds of spook-tastic outfits last weekend. With it being half term too we know that some parkrunners did their weekly 5k in a different location, so if you did some parkrun…

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