Simon Greg
Read more › News - 25th August 2018

A fitting tribute

Simon Stimpson had a cardiac arrest at Linford Wood parkrun during his 50th event in June and was revived by quick thinking parkrunners around him. Seven weeks later he returned as Tail Walker to complete his milestone, and was once again Tail Walking today alongside local Olympic gold medallist and #teamparkrun ambassador Greg Rutherford.  …

Sean Doyle
Read more › News - 12th May 2018

Back from the dead

On this day in 2013 – the 12th of May - Sean Doyle woke up from an induced coma to be told he’d had a heart attack/cardiac arrest at Huddersfield parkrun. His odds of survival had been 6%.    Since that fateful day five years ago Sean has run 7,000 miles, including 150 parkruns, and volunteered…

keeping parkrun safe
Read more › News - 25th April 2018

A safe environment for all

parkrun works tirelessly to protect the parkrun experience, for walkers, runners, and volunteers, always aiming to remain as close as possible to the original Bushy parkrun spirit of a simple event in the park with your mates. The changes we have made have been largely related to providing a safe environment for our participants and supporting…

Read more › News - 8th February 2018

I will be back!

My name is Jane Goodchild, a 56-year-old woman with the mind of a 25-year-old who is always doing something that involves sport.   Jogging around Clumber Park, a National Trust property in Nottinghamshire one Saturday morning with my dogs, I noticed a run was in progress in the park and I recognised some of the…

Neil Cole awards
Read more › Awards, News - 21st July 2017

Paying it forward

I was delighted to see the four amazing parkrunners who saved my life in 2015 recognised with an award at a ceremony hosted by London Ambulance Service. The LAS ‘Saving Lives Awards’ are designed to recognise members of the public who have done something incredible and intervened in a situation to help save somebody’s life….

Read more › News - 30th March 2017

Penrhyn parkrun wins life saving defibrillator for local community

Penrhyn parkrun are the lucky winners of a defibrillator donated by the Welsh Ambulance Service. Whilst we hope we never need it, having access to a defib can be vital whilst an Ambulance is dispatched.   During February the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust invited local communities across Wales to take part in #defibuary for the…

Neil Cole
Read more › News - 18th February 2017

A unique milestone

My first memory of 2015 is from 8 January. It’s of my family standing around my bed in a hospital room, trying to explain to me what had happened. Not a lot was sinking in as I was still heavily sedated, but they were telling me that I’d collapsed on New Year’s Day, that I’d been…

Read more › News - 13th October 2016

My heartfelt thanks

parkrun UK is passionate about providing simple and safe events and has recently pledged to have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available at all 5k parkruns. Our National Lead for AEDs and First Aid, Chris Richards, explains more about our ongoing mission to make parkrun a healthy, happy and safe place to be.   My heartfelt…