Read more › News - 27th March 2019

The Full Ponty

It’s time for the Full Ponty! Yes, you read that correctly, we said the Full Ponty.    In the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series, we’re talking about the parkrun tourism challenge to complete the three parkruns beginning with Pont – Pontefract, Pontypool and Pontypridd. You can leave your hat on!     1. Pontefract parkrun  …

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

parkrun Profile: Pontefract

Pontefract parkrun in West Yorkshire joined the parkrun family on Saturday 7 May 2011. 42 people completed the 5k course that day, and in the six years that have followed, the number of finishers is now ten times that number!   Co-Event Director of Pontefract parkrun, Joanne Conroy, tell us the story behind the event…  …

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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

Waking up my legs

Last time you heard from me I was in a wheelchair suffering from Lyme disease. I had carers three times a day, lived downstairs in my house and couldn’t think clearly. To give myself a purpose I’d trained to be a Run Director at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, and two years on from the day my…

Read more › News - 10th January 2017

The other side of the scanner

By taking on the role of tail runner at Pontefract parkrun at the weekend, Yvonne Edwards was volunteering for the 250th time and also completing her first ever parkrun.   We asked Yvonne to tell us about her parkrun journey, and to impart some words of wisdom for those taking their first parkrun steps or…