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Read more › News - 2nd August 2019

Refusing to give up

Robert Jerry was a keen amateur runner for the majority of his adult life. That was until he suffered a heart attack during a race and was saved by a paramedic who happened to be running near him at the time he collapsed.   Now in his 60s, Robert tells the story of his long…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

Filling the clock

Brian Roberts underwent a quadruple bypass in late November 2018. The 72-year-old explains how parkrun gave him the confidence to get active after such a major procedure, and how special it is being able to share it with his family.   Growing up, I played rugby until my mid-30s and that involved running in the close season….

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Read more › News - 4th March 2018

Look after your heart and your heart will look after you

22 September 2016 saw Edward Eagle marking the 50th anniversary of his first open heart surgery. Since then he has taken up trekking and parkrunning, and he tells us how parkrun is helping him to look after his heart…   I was born with a hole in the heart (ASD) and underwent open heart surgery…

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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…