Read more › News - 27th July 2020

I promise you won’t regret it

Tazneem was looking for a way to get fitter and healthier after having her three children. Worried about what people might think of a woman turning up to parkrun in hijab, she soon discovered an inclusive family and never looked back.   Here’s her journey from digging out a pair of trainers from the boot…

Read more › News - 12th February 2020

Where I know I’m always welcome

For Kate Hodge, Saturday morning means Brandon Country Park parkrun! As a transgender parkrunner, Kate tells us about her transition to becoming the person she wanted to be, and the role parkrun’s inclusive environment has played in her ongoing journey.   Whilst I have known I am transgender since very early childhood, for most of…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Our safe place

The Fell family love running together. When son Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, the inclusive nature of parkrun made it a sanctuary for the Fells.   A place where the whole family could walk, run and volunteer together, celebrating Isaac’s recovery milestones along the way. Mum Liz tells us the family’s inspiring story.   Our…

Read more › News - 17th December 2019

A drastic world change

Farook Mota is Co-Event Director at Gloucester City parkrun.  A passionate parkrunner, Farook loves bringing people together and helping increase the levels of physical activity in his community.   He got in touch to tell us about fellow Gloucester City parkrunner Rob. Rob lost his hearing and eyesight and used parkrun to help rebuild his…

Read more › News - 2nd December 2019

I’ve never looked back

Over the past eight years Jas Dhalley has experienced parkrun in many ways. He’s been a walker, a runner, a volunteer, and now an ambassador. This is his journey from first timer to parkrun Ambassador.   I first heard of parkrun in 2011 when I signed up for a 5k charity run. I’d gone off to…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

A prospect takeover

In October, Prospect parkrun had a volunteer takeover from local specialist school Brookfields.   Assistant Head, Maurice George, talks to us about the difference parkrun can make to people with additional needs.   Brookfields is a local authority maintained Special School located in Reading, Berkshire for pupils aged between three and 19, catering for students…

Read more › News - 16th October 2019


On Saturday 12 October the Ugandan Crew celebrated Ugandan Independence Day with a very special parkrun at Burgess park, South London.   Josephine Ocaka from the Ugandan Crew tells us all about the morning of cultural and community unison.   Every Saturday we count ourselves very lucky to be part of the amazing parkrun family at…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Tackling loneliness with parkrun

In 2017, then 83-year-old Margaret Smith from Brueton parkrun became the oldest woman in parkrun history to join the 250 Club. Two years on, she encourages other older people to join the parkrun family to tackle loneliness.   I have always been very sporty and active. In my younger days (they’re not that long ago!) I was a…

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…

Read more › News - 4th March 2019

parkrunning through pregnancy

My name is Rosie Holliday and I’ve participated in parkrun for a number of years. Running at Carlisle parkrun has become a regular Saturday morning routine for me, my husband and our border terrier. It allows us to run and catch up with friends and family every week.    I found out I was pregnant…

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