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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

The inmates behind the world’s first prison parkrun

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I am the gym manager working in HMP Haverigg up in Cumbria. I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Alfy’s running release

Black Combe parkrun in Cumbria became the first parkrun event in the world to launch inside a prison on 4 November 2017.   One of the participants that day was Alfy Kirkley (pictured left) who went on to complete 17 parkruns and set a new course record before his release last week. As he left, Alfy…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2017

It doesn’t matter who you are at parkrun

parkrunner Paul was on the start line of the very first parkrun inside prison walls, Black Combe parkrun at HMP Haverigg. Now, more than a year on from his release, he tells us the positive impact parkrun has had on his life.   There was a lot of nervousness around setting up that parkrun at…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2017

First prison parkrun launches

The first parkrun to take place in a prison has been launched thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in England that has 286 prisoners.    If successful the initiative could be rolled out, with further prisons already expressing interest in starting their own parkruns and a second…

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Read more › Press - 31st October 2017

First prison based parkrun set to launch

Prisoners are set to participate in weekly parkrun events for the first time from this Saturday (4 November), thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in Cumbria that has 286 prisoners.   parkrun UK, a non-profit organisation that supports more than 700 communities across the country to…