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Read more › News - 16th September 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th September 2021

Feedback from the field

We are back!   After a quick briefing, Swakopmund parkrunners were ready to go on Saturday.   Beautiful weather was ordered and delivered and fun was had by all.   Swakopmund parkrun volunteers      My daughter kept on saying, “mom, why don’t you start doing parkrun?”, and my granddaughter said “Nanna you can do…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2021

I’m a new person

Leanne Hall has lived most of her life experiencing up to 10 seizures a day. After her fourth brain surgery, she is now getting used to living seizure free.   Leanne credits Hull parkrun for playing a huge part in her recovery.   I was diagnosed with a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial (DNET) brain tumour the size of…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 2nd September 2021

Feedback from the field

On 30th July 2016, a friend (ex South African) was visiting from New Zealand, and a mutual friend suggested we head over to parkrun for fun that weekend at Giloollys Farm in Johannesburg. It was mid-winter, and a beautiful crisp morning. We nattered away whilst walking all the way around the course, and had a lovely…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 2nd September 2021

Island parkruns you must sea

Have you ever been to a parkrun on an island?  It can be a very different experience.  Surrounded by water it can offer a tranquil experience where you can get closer to nature.  Sometimes they are completely traffic free so once you cross the bridge (or get off the ferry!) you can get that car-free…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 26th August 2021

Update on changes to milestone t-shirts

Earlier this year we announced some changes to the milestone t-shirts that recognise and reward individual participation at parkrun.   As we prepare to implement the new process, here’s the latest information.   Back in March 2021 we let you know about changes we are making to milestone t-shirts.   We had initially hoped that…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2021

Hope and optimism

Serious health issues saw Chris Smith admitted to hospital in 2020, and then facing a long road to recovery.   He wrote himself a motivational note that simply read ‘parkrun’. Here’s his story of how that note inspired him to keep going in the face of adversity.   In all my years of running I…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 19th August 2021

Tayla and Steve take on parkrun in the “purple peanut”

In Western Australia, Tayla Taseff loves crossing the parkrun finish line before her dad Steve each week.   Steve pushes Tayla, 22, around Yokine parkrun in her “purple peanut” wheelchair each week.   Tayla has cerebral palsy, but she refers to it as “cool people syndrome”.   “We are very cool humans,” Tayla said.  …