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Read more › junior parkrun - 16th November 2016

Hooning around

Sunday marked quite a moment for my husband and I. It was exactly one year and one week since the day our then 4 year old registered for her very own parkrun barcode.   Being involved with parkrun since 2007 you can imagine this was a very exciting day as Rosie has been to parkrun…

Simon Tobin
Read more › News - 10th November 2016

A win-win situation

I have been a GP at the same practice in Southport for 23 years. My interest is cardiovascular disease, diet, exercise and diabetes, and over the past few years I have become increasingly passionate about the benefits of ‘lifestyle medicine’. In other words, what people can do to help themselves before resorting to lifelong medication….

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Read more › junior parkrun - 9th November 2016

Approval rating

Hi!  My name is Mike Graney and I work as part of the parkrun HQ team as Head of Analysis.  It is my job to build our knowledge and insight into our participants, to help us in our mission to help create a healthier and happier planet.   Last week Chris Evans commented on his…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 1st November 2016

The reluctant volunteer

Hello! My name is Tom Fairbrother and I am the newest and youngest member (just!) of the parkrun HQ team.    I started running back in 2011 after my football team disbanded, and I ran my first race in 2012. Ever since it has been a full on love affair! The highs of running have been memories I…

Tracey Crouch
Read more › News - 26th October 2016

Loving every minute of it

It’s not easy getting that first 5k under your belt after a spell on the sidelines. When I first laced up my trainers after having a baby, determined to get in shape again, I initially felt like I wasn’t making any progress at all. I was shuffling along, barely above walking pace and out of…

Sally Bridge
Read more › News - 26th October 2016

Feedback from the Field

I’ve been going to Nonsuch parkrun for three years now and can honestly say it has been instrumental in making me a fitter, happier and more motivated person. The support and friendship that I have received is incredible; it’s such a fun place to be that I look forward to parkrun every week. Sally Bridge …

FIT UK's Best Park 2016
Read more › News - 14th October 2016

Fields in Trust National Awards

Young Champion   Volunteers are at the heart of parkrun – do you know a young volunteer who deserves to be recognised? UK charity Fields in Trust, in partnership with Groundwork, is launching a nationwide search for a “Young Champion” to celebrate the amazing work that young people (aged 16-24) are doing to make their…

Intersport Heaton parkrun
Read more › News - 14th October 2016

Well done Manchester!

We are still buzzing after an action-packed weekend in Manchester, where we were filming at Saturday’s Heaton parkrun and Sunday’s very first Aldi Manchester Half Marathon, which we are both proud partners of. What a brilliant weekend of sporting achievement it was, and congratulations to everyone who took part!   It was brilliant to meet…

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Read more › News - 14th October 2016

From villain to hero

Actor Iwan Rheon has leant his voice to an insightful new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK – and we want parkrunners to be some of the first to view it.   Iwan, best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, lost his grandmother Beryl to Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2016

My heartfelt thanks

parkrun UK is passionate about providing simple and safe events and has recently pledged to have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available at all 5k parkruns. Our National Lead for AEDs and First Aid, Chris Richards, explains more about our ongoing mission to make parkrun a healthy, happy and safe place to be.   My heartfelt…

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