Claire W 2
Read more › News - 28th April 2023

Volunteering, parkrunning and exploring!

Claire Wynarczyk found the experience of volunteering at the Olympics 2012 very rewarding and wanted to continue and this is where parkrun came into her life.   I chose to volunteer at Newcastle parkrun (now Town Moor parkrun) as part of a ‘sport maker’ programme after the Olympics 2012. It was an initiative to keep…

Read more › News - 21st March 2023

My barcode to adventure

Tamara Smith discovered parkrun in 2019, introduced by an enthusiastic friend and work colleague (read Tamara’s build up to first trying parkrun here.) Since then Tamara’s parkrun barcode has taken her on many adventures across the country and beyond!    My introduction into the wonderful world that is parkrun was an easy one. I was…

Poolbeg parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 14th February 2023

The parkrun Six Nations

The annual Six Nations rugby union tournament sees England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head. And guess what, we’re about to take you on a parkrun tour of some of the countries involved, showcasing events near host stadiums. You never know, you might just want to give them a try!   1. Crane parkrun…

arhus wedding
Read more › News - 16th April 2018

Newark to Braband

In July 2017 my hubby Paul and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We wanted to share our celebrations with parkrun, so we asked our local (Newark) parkrunners, and friends and local clubs, to dress appropriately for a wedding. We had an amazing morning running, Newark had its largest number of runners, and so many…

Read more › News - 8th March 2018

Island parkruns you must sea

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With almost 1,400 parkruns across the world, we take a…