Tara Gray 1
Read more › News - 15th March 2022

Starting the weekend with a positive mindset

Tara Gray needed to find a counterbalance to her stressful work role, ideally some enjoyable, sociable activity.   Initially she couldn’t run for 30 seconds, but, after finding a local running club and then parkrun, Tara is now looking forward to working her way up to a full marathon.   ​In the spring of last…

Dave Adcock 2
Read more › News - 18th February 2022

Discovering I enjoy parkrunning

A family health scare encouraged Dave Adcock to try and lead a healthier life.   Remembering running only as a form of embarrassment from his school days, he was surprised to discover a love for parkrunning with his son. This is his story.   I was very overweight and unfit as a child and was often…

Heidi Morrison 6
Read more › News - 11th August 2021

Helping to change lives

Heidi Morrison was just 17 years old when she first became seriously ill. After initially responding with ‘no chance’ when encouraged to parkrun by a friend, once she finished the first one she was hooked.   Here, Heidi tells us how she is using her experiences to encourage other people to benefit from being more active….

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Read more › News - 16th June 2021

It’s so much more than running

Charlotte Proud has a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. She credits the accessibility of parkrun for enabling her to fall in love with running.   This is her story.   I first heard about parkrun when I was studying for my Sports degree at University. I was regularly coaching and refereeing football, voluntarily, but not…

Read more › News - 3rd June 2021

A Mile in Her Shoes

A Mile in Her Shoes (AMiHS) charity works with women with complex needs, to help them get back on their feet through the power of running and outdoor exercise with the goal of a parkrun to aim towards. Here, Celia Roberts, a trustee of the charity, explains more.   We are a small grassroots charity,…

Jack 7
Read more › News - 12th May 2021

It’s changed my life

The discovery of parkrun helped Jack Kelly process the grief of losing his father. That parkrun ‘buzz’ inspired him to keep going, and he’s not showing signs of stopping.   My girlfriend (who is now Mum-to-be with our first child), was really into running and inspired me to try and start, but running just didn’t seem…

Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Sweet dreams: The keys to a great sleep, every night!

My name is Dr Carolyn Ee and I am a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner who is based in Sydney.   No matter where we are in the world or how we’ve been impacted by COVID-19, many of us will have experienced some disruption to our sleeping routines.   Firstly, this isn’t…

Read more › News - 14th May 2020

Learning at home

In a series of four blogs, Educational Psychologist Dr Dan O’Hare talks to us about promoting children’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Dan is currently joint chair-elect of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (part of the British Psychological Society) and runs, a space for Educational Psychologists to share information across boundaries to develop…

Land's End
Read more › News - 9th December 2019

For the people of Penzance

As part of the parkrun practice initiative, the Alverton Practice and its local Primary Care Network, wanted a local event to signpost patients and staff to.    Struggling to find one close by, they set up one of their own. Alverton Practice GP Sandra Treleven tells us how Land’s End parkrun came to be, and…

Read more › News - 5th October 2019

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   The first weekend of October 2019 sees the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey,…

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