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Read more › News - 16th November 2022

250 milestone full house

The Thompson family, regulars at Portrush parkrun in Northern Ireland, have all achieved their 250 parkrun milestone. Emer Thompson tells us about her family’s different experiences of reaching this amazing goal.   My husband, Mervyn was the first in our family to discover parkrun. His run club training was cancelled one Saturday, so he ended…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2020

From loneliness to happiness

Haruka Murayama is Event director at Tsujido kaihin koen parkrun in Japan. But her first introduction to parkrun was over in Northern Ireland. Here she tells us how parkrun helped her combat homesickness and improved her confidence.   It was about two years ago, early January of 2018, when I discovered parkrun for the first time….

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Read more › News - 18th November 2019

250 runs not out

Kay Hack was busy making all the usual New Year’s resolutions, until she began feeling sluggish and unwell.    After a Leukaemia diagnosis, Kay talks to us about how drawing upon her memories of the beach, and aspiring to return to Portrush parkrun, became her escape.   My New Year’s resolutions for 2019 were the…

Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Life’s a beach!

Whilst a number of parkruns take place on seafront promenades in coastal towns and cities across the UK every week, finding a free, weekly, timed 5k that gives you the opportunity to get sand between your toes and waves splashing on your feet are few and far between.   But, in the parkrun world, there are more opportunities…

Read more › News - 1st May 2018

Take a trip to the seaside

A trip to the seaside is always a fun day out for the whole family. You can build sandcastles, play on the amusements, or soak up the sun (sometimes) on the beach. And you can also walk, jog or run a parkrun!   From east to west and north to south, a number of seaside resorts are now…