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Read more › News - 24th January 2022

Learning as we go: an evaluation of parkrun’s PROVE project

We are committed to learning from what we do, and finding ways to improve in order to maximise our positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.   The evaluation of the parkrun: running or volunteering for everyone (PROVE) project is a great example of how we develop those valuable insights and use them to shape future…

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Read more › News - 5th October 2019

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   The first weekend of October 2019 sees the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey,…

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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…