Read more › News - 16th March 2023

Memories with Mum

Kettering parkrunner Rebecca Murphy parkruns with three generations of her family, including her Mum who she looking forward to making more treasured parkrun memories together.   I had just started a couch to 5k programme, when someone suggested parkrun.   I thought maybe I shouldn’t go until I could run 5k non stop, but my…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2023

Come and join the family

As Helen Doyle’s family has grown she, her husband and daughters have been experiencing parkrun events in different ways to suit them all.   My now husband, Kevin, first introduced me to parkrun many years ago and he even completed Mansfield parkrun on our wedding day!   I ran and walked the parkrun up to…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2022

1,000 family parkruns and counting

The Baguley family, parents Kitt and Sofia, children James and Gabriela, have collectively achieved the massive milestone of 1,000 parkruns. Here they each give us a flavour of their esteemed parkrunning experience:   (As of beginning of Oct 2022 Sofia had completed 272 parkruns, Kitt 289, James 252 and Gabriela 188 all totalling 1,001!)  …

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Read more › News - 16th November 2022

250 milestone full house

The Thompson family, regulars at Portrush parkrun in Northern Ireland, have all achieved their 250 parkrun milestone. Emer Thompson tells us about her family’s different experiences of reaching this amazing goal.   My husband, Mervyn was the first in our family to discover parkrun. His run club training was cancelled one Saturday, so he ended…

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Read more › News - 13th May 2022

A family’s parkrun experience

Paul Levett and his wider family all enjoy parkrunning. Here he tells us what it is that the different generations in his family enjoy about their regular Saturday morning outings.   My first parkrun was in February 2010 at Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough. It was shortly after this that I introduced my sister, Jennie to…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2021

Finding the confidence

Ruth Robson used to go out early in the morning, to avoid being seen. She credits parkrun with helping her find the confidence to get out whenever she wants, including running a half marathon.   Ruth tells us about her parkrunning experience here.   My husband, Ste and I both started running in 2006 as a way…