Read more › News - 8th March 2023

Five ways to feel more comfortable (and confident) getting active during your period

Guest article by Vitality*   Why is it that some days getting active can seem super easy and leave you energised – while on other days the same workout feels like moving through treacle and at the end you feel exhausted?   There are many factors at play, but one that women often fail to…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2023

Three million women and girls at parkrun. But we can do more.

Today is International Women’s Day and we’re proud to have welcomed nearly three million women and girls to walk, jog, run and volunteer at parkrun.   Whilst thousands of women and girls participate in parkrun every single weekend, we also know that females are less likely to come along to parkrun after they have registered….

Read more › News - 16th February 2022

Gender balance through the parkrun journey

The difference may be subtle, but the data speaks for itself – in most parkrun countries there are more male finishers at parkrun 5k events than female. However, if we dig a little deeper, you’ll find that the opposite is true of those registering for parkrun.    Dr. Charlotte Jackson, Data Strategy Consultant and parkrun…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2022

Celebrating women and girls this International Women’s Day

We know that many women and girls face very real barriers to taking part in physical activity. From the fear of walking or running in public, of coming alone, to feeling nervous about what to do on arrival, or worrying about coming last.   This International Women’s Day we are joining forces with our friends…

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Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

Incredibly, more active than ever!

Clare Jones got to the point where she could barely walk due to osteoarthritis. She assumed she would never be able to run. Then, her physio recommended more exercise!   I had convinced myself that I couldn’t run, even though it was something I had always wanted to do.   About two years ago I…