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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun has been our saviour

For Tracey Seymour and her husband Paul, parkrun is special for so many reasons.    Tracey tells us how important Saturday mornings have become for improving her health, falling in love with running and managing her husband’s dementia.   I am 58 years old and I have been doing parkrun for almost two years now. Back in 2017, I…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2018

Running with dementia

My name is Jo and I have dementia. My parkrun journey began in 2012 in the cold snow at Bramhall parkrun. I first got into running through a chance meeting with the coach of a local running club. My husband, Don, had previously started running to lose weight, and I noticed how much he was…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2017

Building communities for parkrunners with disabilities and long term health conditions

parkrun launched its PROVE project just over a year ago with the goal of encouraging more people with disabilities and long term health conditions to participate at parkrun and it’s already delivering on that goal using social media. Frank Jones, parkrun’s PROVE project manager explains more:   We wanted to create a safe and supportive…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2017

A message from Andy Morris, a parkrun Champion for Dementia

As a parkrun Champion for Dementia (volunteer) I work with a small team with an objective to make parkrun more accessible to people living with dementia, their families and carers. I got involved with this initiative because of my own experience of dementia.   There are three pictures in this post. On the left is…

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Read more › News - 14th May 2017

Reaching out to parkrunners affected by dementia

Finsbury parkrunner Dr Mohit Verma, on the right, has a passion to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families. Through his work as a Consultant Psychiatrist he’s seen firsthand how exercise and opportunities to socialise can transform the quality of life of those living with this disease.    This is why he’s…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2016

parkrun Dementia Project

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments. Over the next few months, we’ll be reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with people with particular impairments, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional…