Read more › News - 21st May 2018

Running with dementia

My name is Jo and I have dementia. My parkrun journey began in 2012 in the cold snow at Bramhall parkrun. I first got into running through a chance meeting with the coach of a local running club. My husband, Don, had previously started running to lose weight, and I noticed how much he was…

deaf takeover day
Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Deaf and Hard of Hearing parkrun takeovers mark National Deaf Awareness Week

National Deaf Awareness Week runs from 14 to 20 May 2018. parkrun’s Outreach Ambassadors for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Victoria Knight-Phillips and Philippa Wynne, wanted to celebrate the beginning of National Deaf Awareness Week by doing something a little different. Victoria explains more:   Last year we arranged three parkrun takeovers which were…

Matthew Bennett asthma
Read more › News - 1st May 2018

parkrunning with asthma

My full name is Matthew William John Bennett. I am 66, I have asthma, and I have completed 231 parkruns. Today is World Asthma Day and this is my asthma/running story.   I was diagnosed as an asthma sufferer from an early age, and as a child recall that I suffered chronic asthma with extensive…

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…

Read more › News - 25th April 2018

A healthier and happier planet

Our work is guided by the philosophy, increasingly supported by research, that participation in parkrun contributes to improved health and wellbeing. This is now reflected in our mission statement “a healthier and happier planet”, as parkrun’s Health and Wellbeing Lead Chrissie Wellington explains.   The benefits of physical activity are only the tip of the iceberg…

Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Living life to the full with Type 1 diabetes

Shyloe, aged 10, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was six years old. Shyloe is living life to the full and determined not to let her type 1 diabetes get in the way of her love for parkrun and junior parkrun. She tells us her story…   I was diagnosed with type 1…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th March 2018

No more running late!

Kevin Lynch has type 2 diabetes. He’s been in various states of denial about the condition over the years but here he tells us how parkrun has helped him to lose weight and improve the management of his diabetes…   I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1999 and use insulin to treat it….

Signing at Huddersfield
Read more › News - 13th March 2018

Your BSL glossary of everything parkrun!

This week we are celebrating Sign Language Week, hosted by British Deaf Association, and we have created a few video clips which make up a parkrun BSL glossary to share with you to mark the occasion! You can also find this blog translated into BSL here.   Over the past few weeks, parkrunner Wendy Scott, and parkrun’s…

Read more › News - 4th March 2018

Look after your heart and your heart will look after you

22 September 2016 saw Edward Eagle marking the 50th anniversary of his first open heart surgery. Since then he has taken up trekking and parkrunning, and he tells us how parkrun is helping him to look after his heart…   I was born with a hole in the heart (ASD) and underwent open heart surgery…

Philppa Allen blog photo
Read more › News - 2nd March 2018

Battling endometriosis with parkrun

My name is Pippa and I suffer from Endometriosis (“Endo”). Endo has been part of my life since I was 13 years old but I was not officially diagnosed until I was 26. I was relieved when I finally knew why I had been suffering from excruciating pain for so long but on the flip…

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