Parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k event which is run in local parks all around the UK for people of all ages and ability. All you have to do is go to the Parkrun website at http://www.parkrun.com/home , register and print your personal barcode, find a local Parkrun and turn up by 9am on a saturday morning and run, walk, or crawl around the 5k course. Don't forget your barcode or you get a time.
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Mine is in Canterbury, perfect City for a visit :) Lots of history here, great restaurants and shops too! If you are coming as a tourist do let me know, be great to meet you!
Any advice for a previous half marathon runner coming back from injury? Currently running 22ish minutes on the treadmill, bit scared to push myself incase my pain comes back but keen to get back to parkrun before the year is out. Can anyone sugges...
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Louise B I WILL get to a Park Run soon...every time I've gone to run, something has come up. 2014 will be my year :)
I just ran my first ParkRun this morning. I was surprised at how many runners there were, and the variety of ages. I was pleased to come 3rd in my age category and sneak in under 25 minutes (24:40) on my Garmin, yet the Parkrun results show 25:12...
Stuart A answered the question What's your favourite non home location parkrun, and why?
My favourite one is my home one...Bushy Park. However if you were to push me Richmond parkrun and Finsbury parkrun are awesome as they involve gradients for you to tackle...perfect training to run a PB on the flat Bu...
Hi I mainly go to the durham city parkrun as well, but I have tried the sedgefield one at Hardwick park. It has it positives and its negatives compared to durham. Its all on trails, no grass sections which I liked, however it does have some small...
15 minutes is a furious time. It is a regional class anyway. I never ran sub 18 minutes in last 10 years. My best 24 years ago was 15.29 and did over 11 of my 5Ks in 1980's under 16 minutes. Now it is the story of past and hunting sub 18. B...
Steve B answered the question What's your favourite non home location parkrun, and why?
I love the Park Mammoth Resort 5K trail run.
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Ruth E answered the question What's your favourite non home location parkrun, and why?
That's lovely! I haven't managed any parkruns outside of the UK yet, but the Forest of Dean parkrun is my favourite non-home run, glorious and muddy!
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