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Read more › News - 9th July 2019

Record-breaking parkrun for the Octogenarians!

It was the third annual Octogenarian get-together at Bushy parkrun on Saturday 6 July, with a record number of 48 men and women aged over 80 taking part!   parkrunning Octogenarian Richard Pitcairn-Knowles was one of them, completing his 350th parkrun, and he tells us more about the special day.   With a probable combined age of…

Read more › News - 21st January 2019

Run, walk, push: Claudia’s parkrun journey

Claudia Burrough, who ran her first parkrun after her mum passed away, started to lose her ability to walk soon after and now takes part in a wheelchair. The Bushy parkrunner, who joined the 50 Club just 53 weeks after her first event, reveals the challenges she has overcome to reach her milestone and explains…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2018

Christmas Greetings

Dear parkrun, I thought you might like an update about my mum, Elisabeth, who you featured in your newsletter just before Christmas. She lives at a residential care home just over the road from the Sandy Lane Gate in Bushy Park, which is right on the route of the iconic Bushy parkrun.     Every Saturday,…

Read more › News - 8th September 2017

A part of parkrun history

My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun, back in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun appealed to me because a weekly 5k time trial (that allows you to test yourself over a set distance) was unique back…

Nell McAndrew after completing her 50th parkrun, with the finish funnel in the background
Read more › News - 15th October 2016

Wonderful for the soul

Model, marathoner and parkrun enthusiast Nell McAndrew, who joined the 50 Club at Bushy parkrun this morning, tells us what parkrun means to her and how her running goals have changed since having a family.   What does parkrun mean to me? Everything!   I became part of the #parkrunfamily in 2012, and my only…