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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

The benefits of running with a club or group

More than 150,000 people take part every Saturday in the UK, so the one thing you can almost guarantee at parkrun is that you won’t be the only person there!   It’s that support and encouragement from fellow parkrunners, whether friends, volunteers or even total strangers, that creates thousands of communities around the world, and…

S&C BANNER
Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are a distant memory!   Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings throughout the winter…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research revealing that more than 50% of women and girls in the UK have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels, who…

INTERVALS
Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Introducing: Interval Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

TEMPO
Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Introducing: Tempo Running

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.  …

HILL TRAINING
Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill Training.   To help…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher! As well as being a serial parkrun volunteer, a…