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Malahide parkrun
Read more › News - 14th November 2016

Intersport is off to visit parkrun Ireland!

We at Intersport have hardly unpacked our suitcases from our recent trip to Copenhagen and we are off again to be #parkruntourists a bit closer to home this weekend – Ireland here we come! Do let us know via our social media channels if someone else from the UK will be running their weekly parkrun…

KMPC 1 blog
Read more › News - 13th November 2016

1,000k to May

In December 2015, Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church (KMPC) in East Belfast launched a parkrun initiative as a way of raising levels of physical activity and promoting exercise throughout the congregation. The concept involved using nearby Stormont parkrun (and indeed others in Northern Ireland) to encourage KMPC members to meet up on a Saturday morning to…

Ian Kimpton
Read more › News - 12th November 2016

A celebration of participation

Ian Kimpton, the first non-elite runner to finish the London Marathon in 2015, joined the parkrun 100 Club on a weekend away in Denmark. In the following dispatch he tells us what it means to earn his black milestone shirt, how he balances full time work and running for England, and why volunteering at parkrun…

George Webster volunteering
Read more › News - 12th November 2016

Just ask George

I want to tell you about my son George.   George is 16 and is without doubt one of the most popular people I know. Walking onto Woodhouse Moor in Leeds for parkrun each Saturday is an experience punctuated by people saying “Hello George”, high-fiving him or giving him a wave. He knows almost everyone’s…

Simon Tobin
Read more › News - 10th November 2016

A win-win situation

I have been a GP at the same practice in Southport for 23 years. My interest is cardiovascular disease, diet, exercise and diabetes, and over the past few years I have become increasingly passionate about the benefits of ‘lifestyle medicine’. In other words, what people can do to help themselves before resorting to lifelong medication….

Nadia Winborn2
Read more › News - 10th November 2016

The new me

When I turned 50 I was so unfit I struggled to walk up stairs. The last time I had taken part in regular exercise was in my late teens, because when I left school I began working full time and didn’t have the time to commit to sporting activities.   I registered with parkrun because I…

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…

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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…

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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…

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