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Dot Yeates 4
Read more › News - 18th February 2022

Determined to still be a part of it

Volunteering has given Dot Yeates the opportunity to be just as involved with her local parkrun as she was before the MS diagnosis she received during lockdown.   Every Saturday morning I would see groups of people walking, jogging and running down a slope across the road from my bedroom window. I realised this must be…

Caroline Boxall 2
Read more › News - 5th January 2022

Sixty two wonderful minutes

Caroline Boxall felt like she’d won at the Olympics when she completed her first parkrun. Here she tells us why it meant so much to her.   Achieving something you didn’t think you were capable of gives you the most amazing feeling. It happened to me when I completed my first parkrun or, in my…

Matt Lane 3
Read more › News - 7th September 2021

Unwavering determination

Matt Lane is a parkrun stalwart having clocked up over 500 events. After a diagnosis of MS, he’s returned to parkrun as a walker, and his determination has never wavered.   When I did parkrun #511 I was a runner, by the time I did parkrun #512 I was a walker with poles, not by…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2018

parkrunning with Multiple Sclerosis

I remember looking through a running magazine just after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2005. I cried when I saw an MS Society advert – I felt that in a moment I’d gone from being a runner to someone who people ran for.   I used to love running. I had run…

Mark Hemington
Read more › News - 24th March 2017

It’s all about you

My introduction to parkrun was perhaps a little different from most. On her way to Hillsborough parkrun every Saturday, my wife Caroline would drop me off a little way from the finish. My aim was simply to walk from there to the finish line before she finished her parkrun, and each week I would get…