Read more › junior parkrun, News - 25th May 2017

Proud to not get a PB

Hi, I’m Clare Fowler and I am Safeguarding Lead at parkrun UK. In my role as Safeguarding Lead, I hear too many reports of pushy parents who have become preoccupied with their children getting a PB, so I was absolutely delighted when this popped in to my inbox:   I want to tell you all…

Simon Tobin
Read more › News - 25th May 2017

Calling all GP parkrunners! 

parkrun’s mission is to create a healthier, happier planet. As part of our work on health and wellbeing we have developed a very short survey to get a clearer idea about the number of GPs in the UK parkrun community and to establish a group of willing parkrunning GPs to help guide our health and wellbeing-related…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

Uniting communities through running 

At Intersport we are a big believer in grassroots sports and we are hugely proud to be a partner of parkrun, bringing the community together through running. In addition to parkrun, there are events all over the country which show communities coming together thanks to a shared love of sport.   The Intersport Run Reigate…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2017

Don’t miss out!

Here at ARUK we would like to say a huge congratulations to Hazlehead parkrun who are storming ahead on the Running Down Dementia team leaderboard!   At more than £750, this Scottish parkrun has raised nearly twice as much as any other team so far. They’ve also clocked up the most kilometres with over 1,000k…

Medical cardio background
Read more › News - 21st May 2017

What happens to your body during exercise?

Our friends at Healthspan offer some insight into that age old question of what happens to your body during exercise?   Exercise is a natural medicine that’s benefits are truly profound both mentally and physically.    But are you clued in on what actually happens to your body during physical activity? What causes the effects…

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Read more › News, Press - 20th May 2017

parkrun UK announces exciting new partnership with Leeds Building Society

parkrun UK is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Leeds Building Society that will see the two organisations collaborate to support local communities across the country.   The partnership was launched on 20 May at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds, which in 2007 was the first-ever parkrun launched outside of London.   The…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Three simple steps towards a healthier head

Our friends at Healthspan are always looking at ways to improve health and wellbeing, not just for body but for mind as well. Here they provide some really simple steps to help you relax and switch off: 1. Step away from the screen and relax your bedtime routine   Mobile phones, computers, iPods, tablets; we all…

Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Supporting healthy lifestyle choices

In August last year I moved to Wales after spending four years working in Canada. As a keen runner arriving in a new city I started to look around for running clubs and someone suggested that I join a local parkrun.   I have to admit that I had never heard of parkrun, but I…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Getting the most out of your parkrun

This week at Intersport we want your help! We know that there are plenty of parks out there with gym equipment, and if you’re lucky enough to have a free outdoor gym, there are plenty of quick and easy exercises you can do to enhance your running!   But – we know that many of…

Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Show dementia the power of parkrunners

We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we can’t wait for all parkrunners to see its new look.   We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we…

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