Julie Nowlin
Read more › News - 8th March 2021

All about having fun

Julie Nowlin completed her first parkrun on International Women’s Day 2020. She has not stopped running since!   I started running again in February 2020, after a 4 year break.  I joined a running club in South Shields called Run Eat Sleep.  The group were fantastic and told me about Saturday mornings at parkrun and…

Heather Cornes 2
Read more › News - 8th March 2021

You have so much to gain!

Recommended to make some lifestyle changes through diet and exercise, Heather Cornes completed her first parkrun in March 2020 on International Women’s Day. Undeterred by lockdown, she has continued to exercise and is reaping the many benefits.   I can honestly say other than club swimming over 40 years ago, I’ve not really had any…

Helen Bates 1
Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

Proud of my achievement

Helen Bates completed her first parkrun on International Women’s Day in March 2020, which marked quite a moment in her recovery from the stroke she suffered in 2018.   I heard about parkrun through my Dad. He retired in 2019 and after a 40 year break, he decided to start running again. He completed his…

Rebecca Parker 9
Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

You won, Mummy!

After giving running a ‘proper try’ at parkrun, Rebecca Coulson-Parker now considers running an essential part of her busy life.   I heard about parkrun from colleagues and friends who were already parkrunners. I had been considering giving running a ‘proper try’ for a while, but was worried I’d embarrass myself if I turned up…

Helen MY 9
Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

The gift of running

Helen Morgan only got to try parkrun once before we went into lockdown in 2020, but it was enough to spark her new found love of running which she shares with her dog Cookie.   I first heard about parkrun from my friend Carol Dean. She was already parkrunning in Kettering and encouraged me to…

Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge International Women’s Day parkrun celebration!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

Read more › News - 25th February 2020

It’s okay to stop and walk

Deborah Birch inspired all of her family to go to parkrun, including her 86-year-old Mum.    Here she gives a message to all the other women and girls thinking about parkrun.   I went to my first parkrun in honour of Giles, the chairman of our local running club, who had passed away. Many of…

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…

Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Help us celebrate female participation for #IWDparkrun

parkruns all over the world are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.    We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running…

Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Nobody is bothered what you look like

Mental Health Nurse Jane Ryan registered for parkrun and then spent 18 months plucking up the courage to go.    Now a regular at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds, she has a message for all the other women out there thinking about their first parkrun.   I registered myself for parkrun but then didn’t have…

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