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Read more › News - 18th February 2022

Constant, supportive and enjoyable

Louisa Lally treasures parkrun. She credits the community for getting her through a difficult time post pregnancy, and helping her regaining her fitness.   I’ve had a long term love affair with parkrun.   My first few years were spent racking up my total number of parkruns, attending post-parkrun coffees and organising my holidays around…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

Feeling like you matter

From meeting her husband over coffee, to a wedding, running through pregnancy, and a new arrival, parkrun has been the pages on which the Dominey family story has been written.   As she approaches 250 parkruns, Ellie Dominey tells us the role parkrun has played in her own personal milestones, and how important it will be for the…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2019

parkrunning through pregnancy

My name is Rosie Holliday and I’ve participated in parkrun for a number of years. Running at Carlisle parkrun has become a regular Saturday morning routine for me, my husband and our border terrier. It allows us to run and catch up with friends and family every week.    I found out I was pregnant…

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Read more › News - 29th April 2018

A patient recovery

Lola Jimenez was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes* 14 years ago when she was 21. Lola, from Southport parkrun, explains the challenges she faced being pregnant with diabetes, and reveals the positive impact regular physical activity and volunteering had on her during pregnancy and afterwards.   I remember completing my first ever race at the age…

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Read more › News - 13th April 2018

Listening carefully to my body

I started running about 10 years ago as a way of keeping fit. When I moved to Australia I continued to run and moving back to the UK just over a year ago I was introduced to parkrun by a friend. I thought it would be a great way to get to know people as…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…