Martin Crabb 5
Read more › News - 7th December 2022


Martin Crabb is chief cheerleader at Witney parkrun and played a key role during the Coronavirus pandemic in encouraging his community to keep active, engaged and logging their (not)parkruns.   Having been a Witney Roadrunners Club member since 1985, I have always been in contact with running mates. When I was told by one of…

Read more › News - 4th February 2021

No signs of stopping

Andrew loves a good walk in the countryside, but (not)parkrun has inspired him to run like never before.   He’s battled the wind and rain, and has now clocked up over 100 (not)parkruns.   Whether it’s the lockdowns and tiers, I don’t know, but (not)parkrun has inspired me to run like never before.   I…

Ian Thomas 2
Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Poised at #99

Ian Thomas has not let lockdown slow him down! In fact he has sped up!   Ian is now itching to test himself on the Southend course and log that 100th parkrun.   I first went along to Southend parkrun in August 2017 introduced by my son, Rich who is a keen runner.   In…

Pam Bennett 10
Read more › News - 11th January 2021

Celebrating 70 with a hilly 5k!

Pam Bennett took up parkrunning in 2019 aged 68yrs and hasn’t let lockdown get in the way of her regular, hilly 5k or the goal for her 70th birthday.    I first heard about parkrun when I got a flyer through the letter box about the start of the Marshall Drive parkrun and wondered if…

Read more › News - 12th November 2020

Join us for (not)parkrun

Join us for (not)parkrun. Walk, jog or run, get active and have fun!   Go it alone, invite your family, inspire your friends and encourage your neighbours. Everyone is welcome at (not)parkrun.   (not)parkrun is an alternative way for people to participate in a 5k walk, jog or run, in the absence of the usual…

Read more › News - 8th October 2020

Care for yourselves and for each other

Woodhouse Moor parkrunner Pritti Mehta is Head of Programmes, Transformation and Delivery, in the People Directorate at NHS England.    Here she tells us why parkrun is so important for her own health and happiness, and how it could make a difference to yours.   We each have a vital role to play in our…

Gordon Taylor 2
Read more › News - 6th October 2020

Thanks for the inspiration!

Having been a keen runner and training for his first marathon, Gordon Taylor was struck with several years of illness. Now, (not)parkrun has given him the motivation to start rebuilding his fitness.   I started running in 2011. On my first run I could literally only manage 100 metres, but I persevered and each day…

Niki Cairney 3
Read more › News - 6th October 2020

(not)parkrun motivation

(not)parkrunning has been Niki Cairney’s introduction to parkrun. She now can’t wait to experience an actual event!   I have wanted to participate in a parkrun for a while but my first running journey ended with an injury before I got the chance.   After having a suspected case of Covid-19 during lockdown and being…

Read more › News - 29th August 2020

Fitter than ever

Patula Naylor started parkrunning aged 60 and after a recent health scare has relished being able to get out and run again.   I first came across parkrun because l saw the event taking place in the park opposite our house. I don’t know why l decided to go along for the first time, but…

Pat Brimble 3
Read more › News - 14th August 2020

Raring to go

Great friends Pat Brimble and Sue Chambers, have found a genius way to do their (not)parkrun together but remain apart. Here Pat explains their special strategy.   I first heard about parkrun through my sister Linda who was already doing Newport parkrun where I lived at that time. Although I lived close to the Newport…

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