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HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY PARKRUN SA

by Michelle Carnegie - 12 November 2017

What a week of celebrations it has been for parkrun SA, with parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt visiting South Africa and joining in on the 6th birthday celebrations.
 
Paul, creator of parkrun, was instrumental in helping parkrun SA CEO Bruce Fordyce and his wife Gill map the first SA parkrun route at Delta Park in Johannesburg 6 years ago. Paul founded the very first parkrun in Lon


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KEEP SPREADING THE MESSAGE

by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (parkrun founder) - 05 October 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our 13th birthday this weekend, it’s hard not to reflect on how far we have come in such a short space of time. 13 runners and a handful of volunteers at our first event have grown into a global community of more than 2.5 million participants. And while the numbers are impressive, it’s the friendships, the life-changing stories and the positivity that I have always seen as t

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FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE 500 PARKRUNS

by Ramona Thevenet - 14 September 2017

Ramona Thevenet recently became the first woman in the world to complete 500 parkruns. She is also amongst only 8 people in the 500 Club so far. Ramona shares her amazing parkrun journey of the last 12 years.
 
My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun (UK) in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun


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PASSING THE LOVE DOWN

by Michelle Carnegie - 07 September 2017

There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild (Eward Fays).
These wise words precisely describe the parkrun journey of a UK granddad and his grandson, whose special bond has - through running - grown stronger each passing year.
 
At the tender age of 7 Oscar Lecore ran his very first parkrun alongside his proud granddad,


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WARM UP AND YOU MIGHT SURPRISE YOURSELF

01 September 2017

Want to run faster at your next parkrun? Then try this very simple piece of advice.
 
Most parkrunners wake up, get dressed, pitch up and start running or walking. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if your goal is to try and better your time at your weekly parkrun, then you should try to arrive a little earlier and simply warm up.
 
Think about it this way; most people


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THE POWER OF A PARKRUN

25 August 2017

Even taking part in a single parkrun can have huge benefits. In a study done by Mike Rogerson, a specialist in exercise and sport psychology at the University of Essex, it was found that apart from the physical benefits, the psychological well-being of participants also improved significantly.
 
Rogerson studied around 330 UK participants to measure the effect the weekly session can have on psy


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