Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun profile: Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe parkrun in Nottingham joined the parkrun family in October 2012 and has welcomed more than 13,000 different parkrunners since!   Lisa Dickinson and Geoff Hardy, Co-Event Directors at Rushcliffe parkrun, tell us more about the event, and how they got involved… Geoff Hardy: “Having previously run at another local event, I was injured in the Autumn…

Read more › News - 1st August 2019

parkrun profile: Wanstead Flats

Since the inaugural event in May 2011, Wanstead Flats parkrun has been taking place every Saturday morning between Leytonstone and Forest Gate in London.   Frequent Wanstead Flats Run Director, Mike Bristow, tells us more…   I started parkrunning because my then-boss, Norm Driskell, kept on talking about how wonderful parkrun was. At first I didn’t believe him:…

Read more › News - 30th July 2019

parkrun profile: Newark

The town of Newark in Nottinghamshire has welcomed more than 7,500 parkrunners since launching in June 2013.   Fiona Houghton from Newark parkrun tells us more…   I got involved with the formation of Newark parkrun after being inspired in a professional capacity as a Sports Development Officer. I was completely taken by the concept…

Read more › News - 25th July 2019

parkrun profile: Billericay

The town of Billericay in Essex may be most known for its starring role in the TV series Gavin and Stacey, but it’s also home to parkrun!   David Hayday, Event Director of Billericay parkrun tells us more…     I discovered parkrun in 2013 at Chelmsford Central parkrun and it was love at first jog – the…

Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

parkrun profile: Old Deer Park

In leafy south-west London, on the banks of the River Thames you will find Richmond, famous for world-renowned Richmond Park and home to the odd celebrity!   You will also find Old Deer Park parkrun, and Jane Willoughby takes us on a tour of her home event…     As parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt once said to one…

Read more › News - 19th July 2019

parkrun profile: Montrose

Montrose is a Scottish town located to the north of Dundee. Each week, more than 100 residents gather to walk, jog, run and volunteer at their local Montrose parkrun.   Event Director Colleen Gruenwald tells us the story behind her home event…     I love my event, but most of all I love parkrun. In…

Read more › News - 16th July 2019

parkrun profile: Shipley Country

The town of Heanor, Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England is home to Shipley Country parkrun. Since the first event in February 2017, almost 5,000 different people have taken on the 5k.   Jessica Dobson, core team member, and regular Run Director, tells us more about her home event…     parkrun is so…

Read more › News - 9th July 2019

parkrun profile: Ashton Court

Ashton Court parkrun in Bristol has been part of the parkrun family since April 2011 and is famous for its unique course and friendly atmosphere.   One of the regular Run Directors, Niall Hoskin tells us more about the parkrun he calls home…     My daughter heard about the very first event at Ashton Court parkrun,…

Read more › News - 7th July 2019

parkrun profile: Fell Foot

The Lake District is famous throughout the world for its breathtaking scenery and the endless opportunities for walking, climbing, watersports and mountains. It’s also home to Fell Foot parkrun!   Laura McGuigan, Volunteer Coordinator at Fell Foot parkrun tells us more…     Apart from the venue, I love the sheer range of people we see week in…

Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

parkrun profile: Hazelwood

Hazelwood parkrun launched in March 2018 and has welcomed more than 2,000 people to the event in Sunbury on Thames, in Surrey.     Phil Wigglesworth from Hazelwood parkrun tells us more…     When the announcement was made late summer 2017 that a new parkrun was proposed at Hazelwood and volunteers were needed to…

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