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Read more › News - 8th February 2021

Finding the confidence

Ruth Robson used to go out early in the morning, to avoid being seen. She credits parkrun with helping her find the confidence to get out whenever she wants, including running a half marathon.   Ruth tells us about her parkrunning experience here.   My husband, Ste and I both started running in 2006 as a way…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

Growing and caring at parkrun

According to figures from Carers UK, 6.5 million people across the UK are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill – that equates to 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid, for family and friends.   One of those is parkrunner Fiona Sefton, who is the primary carer for her…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Refusing to throw in the towel

Phil Seymour is a professional sports MC, a role that has seen him involved in Super League, the Rugby League World Cup, boxing at Wembley, and major snooker tournaments.   But whilst Phil may be used to the big stage and performing in front of a huge crowd with a microphone in his hand, he explains how…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

Endometriosis, volunteering and why I love not being able to run!

Catherine Ward, one of parkrun’s Champions for Endometriosis, explains how her recent recovery from surgery has helped her fall in love with volunteering.   On a sunny Saturday in August I visited Rothwell parkrun for a spot of tourism and a good run and a catch up with my parkrun friends. It’s always fun going…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2016

A huge step

21-year-old Adam Sefton recently took part in a 5k race without anyone from his family running alongside him. Without knowing Adam you could be forgiven for wondering why this was such an enormous achievement, so we asked his mum Fiona to explain.   My son Adam has a learning disability. This means he doesn’t have…