Read more › News, Press - 13th January 2017

parkrun partners with CSM Active

parkrun UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with CSM Active, the new mass participation events division of CSM Sport & Entertainment.   CSM Active is a division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, which is chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe. It will launch a number of brand new major closed road running events providing…

Read more › News - 12th January 2017

Meet Louise – parkrunner A3000000

On 15 December 2016 Louise Edwards became the 3 millionth person globally to register with parkrun. We asked Louise to explain her motivation for signing up and to jog us through her first parkrun experience last weekend.   — My 14-year-old son recently decided to go for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. parkrun seemed…

Read more › News - 10th January 2017

The other side of the scanner

By taking on the role of tail runner at Pontefract parkrun at the weekend, Yvonne Edwards was volunteering for the 250th time and also completing her first ever parkrun.   We asked Yvonne to tell us about her parkrun journey, and to impart some words of wisdom for those taking their first parkrun steps or…

Robin Swindell
Read more › News - 9th January 2017

The silver lining

Robin Swindell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in May 2013, and manages the condition with diet, exercise and oral medication. He is a keen runner, occasional cyclist and can usually be found at Oak Hill parkrun at 9am on Saturdays.   My parkrun story came very close to never happening; like many people…

Read more › News - 8th January 2017

January running with Intersport whatever the weather!

After the excitement of Christmas and the dawn of a new year it’s easy to feel the ‘January blues’, with the days short and the cold weather firmly upon us. But we hardly need to tell you parkrunners that one of the best ways to feel great, no matter what the weather’s doing, is to…

Read more › News - 8th January 2017

Alzheimer’s at 30

Last week in the news you may have seen a story about Carla Bramall, a 39-year-old mum-of-two living with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Carla was just 30 when her symptoms started, and was diagnosed with the rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s at the age of 36. She is now bedbound in a care home and unable to…

Read more › News - 7th January 2017

Something there for everyone

My son Ruaridh is 10 and has Asperger Syndrome.   When I started taking him to Andover parkrun in September 2014 it’s safe to say that he was a bit reluctant. 5k is, after all, a long way for a first-timer, let alone an eight-year-old as he was then. Add to that it being a…

Read more › News - 6th January 2017

We’ve only just begun

Late last month our founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, wrote to every single parkrunner around the world offering his reflections on 2016 and a few thoughts for 2017. In particular, he said “our vision is to create a healthier and happier planet by continually breaking down barriers to participation and bringing people together from all walks…

Read more › News - 5th January 2017

Strength and Conditioning Habits of Distance Runners

Lifting weights and performing strength training exercises is considered by many runners as a poor use of training time, despite evidence showing these activities can enhance performance and lower injury risk.   Little is known about to the extent to which distance runners use strength training and conditioning exercises to support their training, therefore our…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2017

Have you set yourself a Half Marathon Challenge this year?

As a proud partner of parkrun, Vitality are offering parkrunners some extra motivation by giving away 15 free entries to the following events in the Vitality Run Series:   Vitality Brighton Half Marathon Vitality Bath Half Marathon Vitality North London Half Marathon Vitality Reading Half Marathon Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon   To reward you for…

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