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Read more › News - 10th March 2021

What I thought was impossible

With the support of her sister, some Jog Belfast trainers, and the parkrun community, Orla went on to achieve something she never thought possible. Here’s her inspiring story.   Throughout my life, I have always struggled with my weight. Way back in August 2015, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. Having polycystic ovaries means that…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2021

The parkrun Resolution journey

At the start of 2021 we launched The parkrun Resolution. An eight week New Year campaign to inspire, motivate and share some positivity. As the campaign draws to a close, we look back at the past eight weeks.   There has been expert blogs, a video series from expert running coach Martin Yelling, an abundance…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Never alone

It’s the penultimate week of our New Year campaign, The parkrun Resolution.   Your #parkrunresolution might be a personal journey, but you are never alone.   At the dawn of 2021 we invited you to set your own parkrun Resolution, and we made a commitment to support you every single step of the way. Every…

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Read more › News - 15th February 2021

Not a typical runner

Martina Rafferty walked her first parkrun, and swore she would never run. A couch to 5k programme later, and with some encouragement from her parkrun family, she’s now got back the confidence she didn’t even realise she had lost.   On 9 May 2014 I “did” my first ever parkrun. I say did instead of…

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Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Be kind to yourself

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, this week for the #parkrunresolution we’re asking you to be kind to yourself and others.   This is a great opportunity to give ourselves some self-care.   It’s so easy to say, but often so hard to do.   We can feel bombarded with messages which tell us what…

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Read more › News - 3rd February 2021

We are with you

Staying connected can be one of the most important motivators on any journey, it’s vital for our mental and physical health.   We’re into week five of the #parkrunresolution and we encourage you to keep connecting.   We know that the power of parkrun lies not just in helping people to become more physically active,…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2021

Halfway heroes

At the start of this year we invited you all to kickstart 2021 and join us for a special eight week campaign, The parkrun Resolution.    parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington shares some thoughts at the halfway point.   parkrunners around the world have joined us on this eight week journey,…

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Read more › News - 20th January 2021

Three tips for maintaining motivation

Have you ever heard of ‘Blue Monday’?! It tends to rear its head after about three weeks of trying to change our lifestyle habits, or do something a little bit different.   We’ve got some handy advice to keep you on track, and help you celebrate your success so far.   It’s that time when…

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Read more › News - 13th January 2021

Taking small steps forward

It’s week two of The parkrun Resolution and it’s all about taking small steps forward. We’re here for you. Read on for this week’s top tips and don’t forget to celebrate what you’ve done so far.   Often the hardest thing to do is start: to start something new, make a change, do something differently….

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Read more › News - 11th January 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home to the UK she plucked up the courage to go to Wilmslow parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.  …

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