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Read more › News - 23rd May 2022

parkrun is community adhesive

Dr Simon Tobin is a GP and a Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for parkrun. He tells us all about the magic that Saturday mornings bring!   “It’s the countless, tiny, interactions that take place every weekend that make parkrun so special,” Tom Williams, parkrun Chief Operating Officer told me five years ago. I see evidence of this…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2022

Building confidence

Andrew Waller has found that parkrun has given him the confidence to do things he never thought possible.   Now a family affair, here he tells us how it is not only his health that has benefitted from the Saturday morning parkrun.   It was the 17 February 2018, a day after my second child…

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Read more › News - 20th October 2021

Feeling so welcomed

After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody.   Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way.   I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun.   I completed the Couch to 5k programme, after…

Read more › News - 30th April 2020

A big party

Celine Dandeh-Njie worried she wouldn’t even be able to find the start at her first parkrun. Now she feels like Saturday mornings are just one big party.   Here she tells us what parkrun means to her.   I first heard about parkrun from a work colleague, the same colleague who encouraged me to start…

Read more › News - 14th April 2020

Exceeding expectations

Emily Webb’s discovery of parkrun has led to all sorts of new adventures and challenges. Here she tells us her parkrun story.   Back in November 2018, we were visiting my boyfriend Ed’s family in Exmouth. We heard about this free 5k event that happened every Saturday and decided to give it a go. I…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

A real lifesaver

Zana Ladipo is an NHS doctor who grew up in Nigeria, before returning to the UK.   Zana explains how discovering parkrun, and becoming part of the core team at Southport parkrun was a real lifesaver for her when it came to making friends and building relationships outside work in a new town.   I was born…