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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

parkrun profile: Rickmansworth

The small town of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire is home to parkrun every Saturday morning.   Sarah Ockendon from Rickmansworth parkrun gives us the inside story on her home event…     I became involved in parkrun when I was encouraged by a fellow Core Team member and local running club member to become a VI…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2019

parkrun profile: Loch Neaton

With a name like Loch Neaton parkrun, you might be picturing the Scottish Highlands, but this parkrun is in fact in Norfolk, in East Anglia!   Co-Event Directors, Sarah Dagless and James Wooler, tell us more about their home event…     We work together and both regularly ran parkruns. One day at work we said that we would…

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Read more › News - 8th December 2019

parkrun profile: Snowden Field

Snowden Field parkrun in Crowland, Lincolnshire launched in April 2019 and has already welcomed approaching 1,000 different parkrunners.   Event Director Adam Caress tells us more about his home event…     I came up with the idea of setting up a parkrun in the South Holland District, after running my first parkrun, whilst visiting my brother in…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2019

parkrun profile: Orangefield

Orangefield parkrun in Belfast launched in August 2018 and welcomes close to 100 parkrunners each week.   Event Director, Jen Bagnall, tells us more…     At school I was not considered ‘sporty’ and I carried this with me as an adult, but I slowly became interested in running, and a big part of that was…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

parkrun profile: South Woodham Ferrers

The town of South Woodham Ferrers near Chelmsford, Essex has been home to parkrun since March 2018.   Helen Hall, the South Woodham Ferrers parkrun Co-Event Director, takes us on a tour of her home event…   Giving something back to the local community, meeting people and getting fit all feature as the main reasons why…

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Read more › News - 18th November 2019

parkrun profile: Aberdare

Aberdare parkrun in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales, launched in June 2018 and now welcomes close to 100 parkrunners every week.   Andrew Edwards from Aberdare parkrun tells us more…   I’d wanted to get into running and had tried almost every possible way but failed. Couch to 5k apps are brilliant, but for me they were…

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Read more › News - 11th November 2019

parkrun profile: Lowestoft

The coastal town of Lowestoft in Suffolk has always been a popular destination for families and those looking to be beside the seaside.   It’s a popular with parkrunners looking for a PB!    Rob Fawcett, Event Director at Lowestoft parkrun, tells us more about his home event…     I first became involved in parkrun after establishing…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2019

parkrun profile: Tamar Trails

Down in the south west of England, in the county of Devon, you can find the scenic Tamar Trails parkrun. Stuart Queen from Tamar Trails parkrun takes us on a tour of his home event…   We are situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) nestled in the Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall.  …

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun profile: The Wammy

Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire is home to one of the quirkiest named parkruns in the world… The Wammy parkrun!   Gareth Copley-Jones from  The Wammy parkrun tells us more about his home event…     Kevin Stanyer regularly volunteers to deliver our briefing for first-timers. He eloquently shares the impact of parkrun:   “I have been a…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun profile: Rothwell

Rothwell in West Yorkshire has been home to parkrun since July 2017, and now welcomes more than 300 parkrunners every Saturday morning.   Kevin Moseley, Run Director from Rothwell parkrun tells us more about his home event…     I became involved with parkrun to get fitter and encouraged by a family member who is a marathon runner. The…

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