Debi Marks 1
Read more › News - 24th October 2022

A gentle return to parkrun

Debi is enjoying being able to get back into exercising after the arrival of baby Jethro. She has found walking at parkrun and being a tail walker ideal for combining exercise with having a good chat and giving Jethro a nice nap in his sling.   My husband and I have been keen parkrunners since we…

Nic 1b
Read more › News - 21st October 2022

I am ‘doing’ and I love it

Nicola Doward plucked up the courage to join her husband and daughter at parkrun, reassured by them that she would be welcomed, not be judged. Nicola tells us her inspiring parkwalk story.   On 19 August 2022, I gathered all of my courage and registered for parkrun. At just under 30 stone, the three ‘M’s…

Paul Willgoss 2b
Read more › News - 20th October 2022

I am a walker who runs a bit

Paul Willgoss was born with a heart condition. After surgery this summer to implant a new heart valve, Paul is delighted to be back at Crosby parkrun, walking and smiling, enjoying the buzz and the sand!   I started going to parkrun in 2018, following involvement in a study promoting parkrun and junior parkrun to…

A large group of people are stood together at the top of a mountain. There is blue sky in the background.
Read more › News - 19th October 2022

The birth of ‘Muslim Hikers’

Muslim Hikers was established in the midst of the global pandemic with the aim of encouraging Muslim communities to get active and get outdoors through walking and hiking.    With #parkwalk in full swing, Haroon Mota, the founder explains how Muslim Hikers started and why he always signposts members to their local parkrun.   During…

A man and a woman are wearing the blue parkwalk vests and are smiling with their thumbs up.
Read more › News - 19th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

Bolton parkrun
Read more › News - 12th October 2022

Ever seen a pipe band at parkrun?

As part of promoting walking at parkrun, Bolton parkrun was contacted by Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Bolton to engage as part of their 50th year celebrations.   In August, the pipe band from the Temple treated Bolton parkunners to a morning of the best entertainment, forming a guard of honour as the participants set off and…

Pat brown 5b
Read more › News - 5th October 2022

Get out there folks!

Regular volunteer, Pat Brown, recently achieved her first parkrun 5k at her own pace, which has given her the confidence to volunteer as tail walker, a role which she is relishing. With parkwalk having launched, she is looking forward to walking at parkrun on Saturday mornings when not volunteering.   I started off volunteering at…

A close up image of a person's trainers while they are walking on the beach. It reads 'WithU' in the top left hand corner of the image.
Read more › News - 5th October 2022

Happy birthday to us from our friends at WithU!

To support our birthday campaign, our friends at WithU want to share with you exactly why you should be getting more walks in and how they can help you get your steps up!   parkrun becomes parkwalk   To commemorate their birthday, parkrun is becoming parkwalk for the month of October, and they’re shifting the…

Paul Fulbrook 6
Read more › News - 4th October 2022

Happy to be parkwalking

Walking at parkrun after a double hip replacement has helped Paul Fulbrook to get active again and it’s ideal exercise for Otto, his Border Collie pup, too.   I started parkrunning in 2015 after I’d seen an advertisement in my local paper for the Couch to 5k programme leading up to attending a parkrun. As…

A lady is walking on dried up grass with her hands in the air and smiling.
Read more › News - 28th September 2022

Top five reasons to walk at parkrun

Whether you’re finding your feet, not sure how to get started, craving some me time or are keen to introduce someone new to parkrun, here are five reasons why we love walking at parkrun to get you ready for #parkwalk!   Catch-up with friends   We know that life is expensive right now, so why…

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