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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Spotlight on: Poland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Poland, and Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz tells us all about the history of parkrun Polska.   This year parkrun Poland will celebrate its 9th anniversary. The first…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Sweet dreams: The keys to a great sleep, every night!

My name is Dr Carolyn Ee and I am a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner who is based in Sydney.   No matter where we are in the world or how we’ve been impacted by COVID-19, many of us will have experienced some disruption to our sleeping routines.   Firstly, this isn’t…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

Global virtual tourism – telebridging Fletcher’s Cove to the wider world

Dan Owen is Event Director at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in Washington DC and a parkrun USA Ambassador.   Dan explains how his parkrun family have been using the parkrun “pause” to connect with parkrunners all around the world.   Another Saturday rolls around, and once more it’s time to face the surging nostalgia and gaping hole of those…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 May 2020

We can now confirm that parkrun events across the world will be suspended until the end of June.   Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.   Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

Spotlight on: Malaysia

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week we hear how parkrun launched in Malaysia! Emer Breen and Caroline Murray share the story…   The idea to launch parkrun in Malaysia came from a team of enthusiastic volunteers…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

The history of timekeeping at parkrun

Once upon a time, a man named Paul and a few of his longtime friends started meeting in their local park at the same time each week. Paul would record the time it took them to run a 5km course, then they’d have a whale of a time talking and chatting in the cafe afterwards….

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Read more › News - 20th May 2020

Using mindfulness during the COVID shutdown

To state the obvious, for most of us our lives have been completely turned upside down during the current COVID crisis.   With everything closed and big limitations on our movements, our routines have been thrown out the window. This is leaving many of us feeling quite unsettled and looking for new ways to cope with…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 19 May

I’m pleased to say we have now spoken with just under 1,000 event teams and ambassadors from all 22 parkrun countries, and that project has now formally concluded.   As always however, should event teams and volunteers wish to speak with us that opportunity remains available and I’d urge them to get in touch if…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Food for thought in uncertain times

My name is Sarah Cain and I am a nutritionist located in Airlie Beach in Australia’s Whitsundays. My belief is that we are all different — and so are our bodies, lives and goals — and therefore our nutrition should reflect that.   During these uncertain times, in particular due to many of us spending…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2020

Spotlight on: Italy

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week marked five years since the first parkrun in Italy, and Country Manager Giorgio Cambiano tells us all about the history of parkrun Italia.   In March 2014, I had…