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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

parkrun profile: Macclesfield

The town of Macclesfield in Cheshire joined the parkrun family in April 2018, and in just over a year more than 3,500 parkrunners have taken to the “undulating” course.   Co-Event Director Tim Marsh tells us more…     I started parkrunning in 2012 at Bramhall parkrun, by the time I joined the 100 club,…

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Read more › News - 15th June 2019

parkrun profile: Queens, Belfast

Queens parkrun in Belfast, Northern Ireland has been visited by more than 6,000 parkrunners, from regulars to international tourists.    Fiona Teague from Queens parkrun tells us more about her home parkrun…     Our event launched way back in February 2012, and on average we welcome around 150 finishers each week. I like the fact…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2019

parkrun profile: Swindon

The town of Swindon in Wiltshire has been home to Swindon parkrun since March 2010, which has welcomed more than 16,500 different parkrunners.   Emma Sperring from Swindon parkrun tells us more about the event she calls home…     Because of my role within the Community Health and Wellbeing Team at Swindon Borough Council, I…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2019

parkrun profile: Sittingbourne

The town of Sittingbourne in Kent has been home to Sittingbourne parkrun since February 2016, and the event has welcomed nearly 5,000 different parkrunners.   Event Director Yvonne Crawford tells us more about her home event…     I started doing parkrun at the Great Lines parkrun a few years ago – during the wet…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2019

parkrun profile: Northampton

Northampton parkrun in Northamptonshire launched in May 2012, and has gone on to welcome 14,000 different parkrunners… so far!   Lizzie Timmins from Northampton parkrun tells us more about her home event…     I first got involved in parkrun through volunteering with my dad (above) when he was injured and wasn’t able to run….

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Read more › News - 4th June 2019

parkrun profile: Hadleigh

Hadleigh parkrun in Essex launched in October 2016, and since then has welcomed more than 3,500 different parkrunners.   Amie Bright from Hadleigh parkrun tells us more about her home event…     I became a core member after volunteering a few times and absolutely loving the atmosphere.   I have so much fun volunteering…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2019

parkrun profile: Shepton Mallet

Every Saturday, more than 200 people gather to walk, jog, run and volunteer at Shepton Mallet parkrun in Somerset.   Edric Hobbs from Shepton Mallet parkrun tells us more about his home event…     parkrun has had a huge impact on the town on Shepton Mallet, and on those of us who call it…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

parkrun profile: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) parkrun in Kent has been part of the local community since April 2014 and has welcomed nearly 7,000 parkrunners in that time.    Richard Woodfield from RTW parkrun takes us on a tour of his home event, but first let’s meet Judy, the volunteer coordinator…     Judy, as well as coordinating…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2019

parkrun profile: Rogiet

Every Saturday morning, Rogiet parkrun takes place in Monmouthshire, in south east Wales.   Heather Bovill from Rogiet parkrun gives us the inside story from her home event…     Our course consists of three mainly flat laps around the beautiful Rogiet Countryside Park on a mixture of trail paths and grass. The three-lapper is a…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2019

parkrun profile: Daventry

The market town of Daventry in Northamptonshire has been home to parkrun every Saturday since November 2014.   Stella-Maria Thomas from Daventry parkrun tells us more…     I got involved with parkrun back in 2011 when I was training for a half marathon, and then promptly got injured badly enough to be out of action for two…

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