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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher! As well as being a serial parkrun volunteer, a…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2018

parkrun Pacers: Noel Thatcher

Amongst the parkrun family there are numerous international athletes, Olympians, Paralympians and experienced coaches.    Each week we invite one of them to share their top tips and advice on training and improving your running, whether you’re looking to complete the course without stopping, break 45 minutes, go sub-20 for the first time, or just bag…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 13th December 2016

A real game-changer

Noel Thatcher MBE is one of the most successful British athletes of all time. He represented Team GB at six consecutive Paralympic Games and won five gold medals, as well as breaking the 5,000 metres world record at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics in the astonishing time of 14:56.   Noel was made an MBE in…