weekly newsletter 28th May 2015

welcome to the newsletter


In this week’s newsletter James Saunders has been volunteering, we’re recruiting for research, there’s an update on parkrun club t-shirts and we ran a mile.

Last Sunday parkrunners from across the UK including our founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt gathered on The Mall and ran a mile. The Westminster Mile to be precise where we had our very own parkrun wave. The atmosphere was absolutely electric as parkrunners young and old, small and tall, and from near and far mingled before we got under starter’s orders.

photo by Mark Shearman - Twitter @athleticsimages

The very best thing about it was how everyone hung around afterwards to cheer fellow parkrunners across the line. As Ian Richards so beautifully put it on the parkrun UK Facebook page“My partner was amazed at the applause she received when she crossed the finish line of the parkrun wave. She was nearer the back than the front, but felt like a champion. I told her that everyone is a champion at parkrun.”

Save the date and run a mile with us on the 29th of May 2016. We’ll be there to support you. It’s the parkrun way!

positive psychology study


I am a positive psychology student from the University of East London and I am recruiting participants for my study which is looking at how running may help men recover positively following a cancer diagnosis. The research is aimed at men who took up running after they were diagnosed and aims to find out how running may help in recovery, why men select running over other activities and what aspects of running are important for psychological well-being.

There is very little research that has looked at how running may help men following a cancer diagnosis and I am hoping to interview four men (over the age of 18 years) to find out about their experiences. Interviews would be through Skype or FaceTime and would last approximately one hour. If you are interested in taking part, know someone who might be, or would like further information, please get in touch via email: u1158181@uel.ac.uk.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
Graeme Grieg

milestone tees


We can’t wait to see the new parkrun club t-shirts from Tribesports being worn with pride throughout the land. Thank you for your patience. The wait is nearly over.

We emailed everyone earlier this week with an update and shared the news via our social media channels but just in case you’ve missed it here it is again.

parkrun population


Here are this week’s summary statistics for parkrun UK (including junior parkrun)

Number of runners - 72,127
Number of volunteers - 5,782
Number of first timers - 11,007
Number of PBs - 17,623

feedback from the field


Let us know if you have an interesting parkrun related fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners


I have plenty of good reasons why I prefer running to volunteering. Busy job, long commute, three young kids. If I have a free Saturday morning, I want to be running, not watching. However, I recently had a wake-up call when I read that Hampstead Heath parkrun was cancelled due to a lack of volunteers. I realised all parkruns could go that way if we don't do our bit. So I volunteered on Saturday, and not only enjoyed it, but also saw a different side of parkrun - the incredible job our run directors do, the excitement as the first runners speed through and the sense of teamwork and camaraderie as we battled the dodgy scanners to get everyone a result. I'm reformed!
Suzy Vickers


On the 23rd of May 2015 my husband Dave and I were in the midst of our 25th wedding anniversary celebrations and we decided to run Great Lines parkrun in our original wedding outfits. At first I was nervous, with tweaking I'd managed to get my dress to fit, but I was still nervous. I got to thinking about parkrun, they have always supported me, through those first scary weeks, through injury and through volunteering. I had nothing to be nervous about, my parkrun buddies ran as my bridesmaids, our family and friends ran as newbies, our run director Tony had balloons and banners at the finish line, and the day was amazing!
Kerry Drew


I run at Tilgate parkrun. In January I had an appendix operation and running was out for me for twelve weeks. I went to watch, but I recently started participating again thinking that I could never run it like I had before. The first week I walked, and completed the course in double my 'normal' time. I have now run the whole course again in around 28 minutes, which feels brilliant. David Moorcroft's recent article “Why I Run” inspired me to keep going last week and to try and match my old, pre-operation, PB. The Tilgate team and the other runners, those who know me, and those who don't, have really helped me to get back on track. Thanks parkrun.
Rosie Cavedaschi


On Saturday I was the tail-runner at Bedfont Lakes. It was my 158th parkrun but now the most memorable. In the field was a young lady, a veteran of six parkruns all completed in her wheelchair! This was the first time she ran at parkrun. My fellow tail-runners Sarah and Barry and I were all awestruck by the sheer grit and determination shown by Christina, who suffers from MS, as she ran and walked around our undulating course shunning any assistance. I cannot overstate how inspirational it was to witness this at such close quarters. If I hadn't volunteered on Saturday my life would be all the poorer for having missed the force of nature that is Christina - I hope she gets to read this. I'm so glad I volunteered.
John Lennon


Last Saturday we celebrated 80 years young Alan Anderson at Gunnersbury parkrun. Alan has been parkrunning since 2007, notching up 363 to date. But more than that Alan is a great coach and staunch volunteer. Alan cycles to Gunnersbury each week, collects the course signage and cycles round and sets up. After running, he cycles the course again to collect the signs then joins us for post-run coffee. This week we had numerous cakes to celebrate with him as he set the VM80-84 course record with a blistering 28:39. Numerous people over the years have benefited from his words of wisdom and inspiration. We love you Alan - parkrun personified.
Andrew Lawrence


parkrun community at its best... the Bognor Regis 10k took place on Sunday with over 1,500 runners and many more spectators. Post-race I fancied a drink to celebrate however I couldn’t find my wallet! Luckily, I didn't have a long time to worry as a message soon arrived from one of the parkrun run directors informing me that they had my wallet. A fellow parkrunner found my wallet containing my barcode and gave it to the run director for me. In conclusion always carry around your barcode, you never know when it may come in useful! Thanks to the parkrunner who found it and to Ben Bowers for returning it to me later that day.
Daniel Hughes


With a combined age of over one hundred and sixty years and just about to start Peterborough’s 99th parkrun Mike Russell (left) and George Dawson (right) both in the 80-84 age category are regular runners at Peterborough parkrun and are an inspiration for us all. I just hope I look that good and run that well when I reach their age.
Cliff Waters


Last Saturday I completed my 50th parkrun at Bristol, not an outstanding feat, but on the 8th of January 2014 I suffered a stroke. I had about eight parkruns under my belt and was improving by the week, naturally I wondered if I would ever be able to run again afterwards. It was this thought, and the whole concept of parkrun that played a major part in my recovery. It was a slow process of walking the route initially on my own before I could participate on Saturday mornings. I would like to say a big thank you to all involved in parkrun, especially the Black Park parkrun team, my usual haunt.
Jeff Barnard


I ran my 100th parkrun recently at Banstead Woods. I got involved because my sons wanted to do it. Waiting on the start line for ‘go’ that first time I realised that I had last been in that situation 35 years ago, so a bit of a break between runs. It's been a great joy to be running again and I am very thankful to the regular team at ‘The Woods’ who put on such a great show. And, by the way, I ran a PB that day too!
Kevan Browning


Last September Vick and I met at Burgess parkrun. I was a newbie to the whole thing, Vick had already done many a parkrun but it was her first time at Burgess. We met most Saturdays but also began our own early morning runs together during the week, and our friendship grew the more we ran together. I have found Vick to be such an encouraging and lovely person to run with. In February this year we completed our first half marathon together and despite losing each other on the way round, we finished only a few minutes apart.
Honor Bulmer

parkrunner of the week


Name:  Keane Mann

Club:  Norwich Road Runners

Age:  4

Home parkrun:  Norwich junior parkrun

Occupation:  At school

Number of runs:  9

Favourite volunteer role:  I haven't volunteered yet

What do you do at parkruns:  I really like the warm up with all the other children before the run and I like to run with my older brother and my friends.

How has parkrun changed your running:  I love to run and I have a determination to keep going. I always say "I never give up".

What do you like about parkrun:  It encourages me to run and nothing stops me.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  I have now done nine parkruns and got four PBs. I am looking forward to getting my first junior parkrun participation wristband.

parkrun corner

James Saunders

At the weekend, I celebrated having parkrun in my life for five years. Five years! I’m not sure where the time’s gone! In that time, I’ve ran thousands of miles in training, at races and, of course, at parkrun events too as well as cycling and swimming. That, in itself, is a life-changer for me. However, it’s not the biggest change that parkrun has brought to my life.

Before I started parkrunning, I hadn’t volunteered for anything since school. Although there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer within our local communities, taking up those opportunities is more difficult.

On Sunday, I helped with pre-event setup with my nine year old son, Daniel, and then operated the stopwatch at Southampton junior parkrun. At the time, I didn’t realise that this was actually a milestone volunteering event for me… the 200th parkrun I’d volunteered at. There are, of course, many others that have volunteered many more times that this and the number of times we volunteer is immaterial really.

Event teams appreciate any offer of help and will never turn a volunteer away. It’s easy to find an excuse to not volunteer, the biggest is often that it means missing out on a run. However, this really isn’t the case. Helping with pre-event set up or post-event close down is a role that allows you to run. Delivering the new runners briefing is an excellent role for someone that regularly runs at an event. Other roles include barcode scanning once you’ve crossed the line, writing a run report or sorting the position tokens at the end of the event. The possibilities, as they say, are endless.

The value of volunteering at parkrun isn’t just for those that run, it also increases confidence, improves self-esteem and well-being and it’s even more fun that running!

James Saunders, Southampton Juniors parkrun Event Director and parkrun UK Ambassador

reminders

the parkrun store

barcode reminder

barcode

Barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please collect and print your barcode here. No barcode, no result!

children at parkrun

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. Children aged 4 to 14 can run unaccompanied at our junior parkrun events.

You can read the latest junior parkrun newsletter here.

volunteering at parkrun

Every parkrun event relies on volunteers and in 2014 alone over 50,000 of you came forward and supported your local event. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. If that sounds like it's for you then please contact your local event team for more details.

cancellations

For cancellations please check your event’s news page for the most up to date information.

upcoming anniversaries

May

Albert parkrun 30th

Comber parkrun 30th

Crystal Palace parkrun 30th

Hackney Marshes parkrun 30th

June

Beckton parkrun 6th

Burnley parkrun 6th

Humber Bridge parkrun 6th

Newark parkrun 6th

Watergrove parkrun 6th

Bedford parkrun 13th

Crane Park parkrun 13th

Tilgate parkrun 13th

Wormwood Scrubs parkrun 13th

Banstead Woods parkrun 20th

Colby parkrun 20th

Havant parkrun 20th

Heaton Park parkrun 20th

Northala Fields parkrun 20th

Peckham Rye parkrun 20th

Whitley Bay parkrun 20th

Worcester parkrun 20th

Stirling juniors parkrun 21st

all questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club t-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered on our brand new support site.

official charity partner

Alzheimer's Research UK

our sponsors

Sweatshop investing in parkrun
Helping people be the best they can be

For 40 years, Sweatshop the award winning running store, has been helping runners find the perfect products for their individual needs. Find your closest store at sweatshop.co.uk


Vitality investing in parkrun
Health insurance that rewards you for living well.

Vitality is insurance that rewards you for being healthy. It's there to protect you when things go wrong unexpectedly but it's also there to help you lead a healthier life - meaning you don't have to claim to be able to benefit. If you keep well, then you're less likely to claim. That means it costs us less to look after you. We think that if we're saving money, you should benefit from that. So as you get healthier, we offer you discounts to encourage you to be healthy, rewards to keep you motivated and to help you rest and relax, and cashback so you've got more money to spend on doing things you love. Find out more about Vitality

our supporters

London Marathon supporting parkrun
Inspiring runners of all levels

For information on all events organised by the London Marathon, please visit london-marathon.co.uk


aql supporting parkrun
Delivering your results earlier

For information on the company powering the mobile messaging, please visit aql.com


3 supporting parkrun
Connecting parkrunners everywhere

For information on the mobile communications company, please visit three.co.uk


 

What a Sunday!

They don't come much better than this one.

Many of the parkrun team were in London with their families for the Westminster Mile event on Sunday in St James's Park. We have a parkrun wave where, as you might expect, there were many parkrun families taking part. The atmosphere was brilliant. Supportive as ever, the organisers struggled to get us out of the finish area as we waited for the very last person to finish. It's the parkrun way, don't you know :)

To kick-start the day, many of us went to Wimbledon Park juniors to volunteer or run.

wpj5

This is a fantastic park for junior parkrun. It is easy to get to on public transport and there is parking both in and outside of the park. They have a very wide-open space where the juniors are visible to all of the volunteers all of the time. This is a very important aspect to junior parkrun so that the juniors can run without being accompanied. We have marshals at all turning points to make the route very clear and so that someone can easily be reached if help is needed. With the glorious weather we were having, there was an open relaxed atmosphere for people to stand around and chat. I can't believe that three weeks ago, I was advising you all to be brave and run in the rain!

wpj3

Before the runners set off, the very first ultra marathon wristband was awarded to a Wimbledon junior parkrunner. What a remarkable achievement!

wpj2

Are you wondering how many runs your juniors have done? Do you know that you can check where they are on the junior club list by looking here?

We are very proud of our club participation wristbands and are delighted to hand them to you once you have earned one. Imagine how good one of these symbols will look next to your name in our weekly results too…

juniors_halfmarathonjuniors_marathonjuniors_ultramarathon

We had 3,608 runners this weekend across 42 events (we have 47 in total) as two were cancelled and the monthly ones weren’t running.

We think this is phenomenal especially when you consider we had 738 volunteers giving their time freely to enable all this to happen safely. As always, please feel free to offer to help if you want to be part of the parkrun family.

Until next time

Jo

 

 

weekly newsletter 21st May 2015

welcome to the newsletter


In this week’s newsletter Ira Rainey shares a wonderful story with us which demonstrates the power of parkrun.

When I first heard about parkrun I thought it was a great idea - a local, free and inclusive run. As a runner that sounded fantastic, but I never stopped to think about the true power of parkrun, about how it much more than just a run in the park.

This is Roy Hale. Roy is 77 years young and a lovely bloke. His dog is called Cooper and a lovely dog.

Roy is one of the regular marshals at Pomphrey Hill parkrun where I am a run director. He turns up almost every week regardless and gives out encouragement to everyone running past him, doing the diligent job a marshal should. He never asks for anything in return nor has a negative word to say.

After first coming along to watch his grandchildren run, Roy found out his neighbours were keen parkrunners and asked them to register him so he could keep coming back and helping out. As much as anything it gave him something to do on a Saturday morning.

Roy is one of the many people I see and talk to most weekends at parkrun. I always thank him for volunteering, I talk to him about the weather; about parkrun; about Cooper, and I thank him every time I run past him, but until recently I didn’t really knew much about him.

I knew he was friendlier with some of our regulars than others, but didn’t know why, and generally being busy directing or running I never found out why.

But a couple weeks ago something happened. After twenty-one weeks volunteering, Roy decided to run - all three laps of Pomphrey Hill. He ran the whole thing from “it’s a run not a race”, right up to “well done, here’s your finish token.” It took me by surprise as Roy didn’t strike me as a runner, but who does?

That is part of the power of parkrun – that people who aren’t regular runners and don’t care about splits or GPS watches can turn up on a Saturday at their local parkrun and be a part of it. Whatever their age, fitness, or ability they are welcomed with open arms and supported from start to finish.

But that isn’t even its true power. The real power comes from the meeting of people. The sheer genius of one simple statement – “parkrun is a run not a race”, makes it welcoming and inviting to everybody. At its heart parkrun is about community.

For whatever reason, Roy Hale decided he was going to run 5k at Pomphrey Hill. Why? Well, only Roy can answer that. But as I watched him finish his first ever parkrun it reminded me why I love it so much.

He smiled the whole way around and was still grinning when I caught up with him later. People supported him; cheered him on; and spoke to him about it after. For a recent widower like Roy that is the power of parkrun.

Happy running,

Ira Rainey
Run Director at Pomphrey Hill parkrun

in the pink


Our friends at ERS, the only official supplier of personalised parkrun barcodes, have extended their range of wristbands to include a new extra small size. All four sizes are now also available in pink.

They can be ordered here with the option to include medical and ICE details along with the all-important barcode... your passport to parkrun.

parkrun population


Here are this week’s summary statistics for parkrun UK (including junior parkrun)

Number of runners - 72,830
Number of volunteers - 6,001
Number of first timers - 10,870
Number of PBs - 16,055

feedback from the field


Let us know if you have an interesting parkrun related fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners


I got a text from an old friend today. I haven’t had one in a while. Over the past few years, they helped me to get started with running, encouraged my progress and introduced me to so many new friends and experiences. There to help celebrate the good times, and there to support me when times were bad. Always pleased to see me, never complaining when I can’t make it, regardless of reason. They introduced me to sense of community, and the ability to help them too. Sometimes I join them even if I’m not running. Above all, they’ve always been there for me. The text begun with “Nigel, your time in position…”. Thank you, parkrun.
Nigel Foulkes-Nock


I work for a not for profit social enterprise which provides community health and adult social services, as the Clinical Lead in a team called the Active Ageing Service. We are Health Visitors, Specialist Public Health Nurses and Support Workers. Our role is to support older people in their homes where we hope to keep them safe, well and enjoying life. When the team was first formed, we attended a lecture at the University of the West of England where we were told about the benefits of exercise. I was so excited to read in this newsletter that parkrun also recognised the link and had created a partnership with Alzheimer's Research UK. I asked if we could join Little Stoke and Bath Skyline parkrun to share information about our service and Alzheimer's Research UK, and to offer the runners fruit, cake and a drink. We were delighted that the answer was yes. Thank you so much for allowing us to celebrate our first birthday in Bath and North East Somerset and launch the service in South Gloucestershire - we had a wonderful time.
Viv Hollis


Last Saturday saw my nine year old Finn run his 50th parkrun. From week one Saturday mornings fast became the highlight of our week and have continued to be so - Finn’s enjoyment of running and his dedication has made me so proud. Thank you to everyone at Pontefract parkrun who have been so friendly and supportive, especially the lovely Ian Hill for his encouragement and for running with Finn on his milestone run as he is too fast for his old mum these days, they are all wonderful.
Gaynor Brennan


For the past six weeks as part of Saltwell Harriers Spring Series, up to 45 members of our club have ventured to six different parkruns throughout the North East - Gateshead, Newcastle, South Shields, Riverside, Blackhill and finally Sunderland. Each week we have been welcomed by the volunteers and had great chats with regular runners. The weather has been glorious to foggy at a soggy Blackhill but the atmosphere at each event has made it all worth it whether a PB was achieved or not! Thanks parkrun - we are going to miss our Saturday adventures!
Ria Chaston


My 15 year old daughter Sophie loves parkrun, she quite literally drags me there on a Saturday and it's now firmly embedded as part of her week. She was Sweatshop Monthly Prizewinner at Barrow parkrun and now has a super pair of new trainers. The parkrun community is a huge part of not only my family's life but many in the town. Once the run is over it's time for cake and there’s always great selection on offer. So to whoever first thought of parkrun, a sincere ‘thank you’ from a mother of a teenage girl who instead of lying in bed on a Saturday morning is up and ready for 'parkrun'!
Emma Broadbent


Nestled in north Birmingham, in the shadow of the famous Alexander Stadium is Perry Hall parkrun. the event only started last November and usually attracts around 60 runners each week. This week was extra special as not only was the highly popular nearby Cannon Hill parkrun was cancelled but founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt came to visit! It was a big day for Perry Hall and I would like to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work. A big thank you to the event director, Adam Wilkins, who has also recently managed to secure a defibrillator through the British Heart Foundation's scheme. 213 runners turned up and we hope that some of those tourists will be back!
Rachel Telfer


I was introduced to parkrun by my 50 club member wife, Frankie and have now completed seven in my home city of Armagh. We were lucky enough recently to holiday in Perth, Western Australia, where my son James, his wife Annie and my new grandson Nico live. It was easy to go to the Lake Joondalup parkrun in Yellagonga Park with our barcodes to be welcomed and applauded as international visitors. We also set PB's as it was nice and warm and flat. James and Annie joined us with James pushing the pram. My picture shows three generations of Knipe's at the finish line. You are never far from a parkrun!
Trevor Knipe


I completed my second parkrun (well, due to MS, a walk in my case) at Fountains Abbey parkrun. A huge thank you to the tail runner volunteer as her support saw me through the last 3/4 mile which is where fatigue kicks in for me!
Kay Wright


On Saturday the 13th June, myself and five other mums from Great Cornard parkrun will sadly be missing from our local event. This won't be because we are all going for a coffee but because we will be getting down and dirty at the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Race for Life. As some of us took part in the event last year we decided to create a team from friends made at the parkrun and it didn't take too much time to form our group of 'Merry Mums'. Thanks to parkrun for bringing us together and good luck to any other parkrunners doing similar events this year.
Karen Austin


I started last Saturday's Basingstoke parkrun as usual, but soon realised that this run wouldn't be a quick one as I felt a bit of a dull pain from my right foot. I'd run in a club handicap two days prior so I thought it was just down to that. After about 4k it all went a bit wrong as I had a stabbing pain from my right foot but still laboured to the finish in pain. A trip to A&E 36 hours later confirmed I'd fractured my third metatarsal! Listen to your body and get it checked out, don't dismiss it as I initially did.
Ian Thompson


We recently visited Orlando and not only did the whole family complete Clermont Waterfront parkrun where everybody was just wonderful and welcoming but also advertised parkrun all around Epcot.
Pete Smith

parkrunner of the week


Name:  Colin Plews

Club:  None

Age:  46

Home parkrun:  South Shields

Occupation:  Chef

Number of runs:  8

Favourite volunteer role:  Tail Runner

What do you do at parkruns:  When I’m tail running I try to give people encouragement and the confidence to do their best.

How has parkrun changed your running:  I used to be shy about running in public but the help and encouragement of the parkrun volunteers and runners have enabled me to love running. I’ve made so many new friends and improved my time from over 40 minutes to about 26 minutes.

What do you like about parkrun:  parkrun is without doubt the best way to build your self confidence as no one is judged on their performance and everyone is made to feel welcome. It is a great way for all runners even complete novices to learn from experienced runners.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  I’m known as ‘Big Pink Dress’ as it’s what I wear for my fundraising. As I’m six feet six inches tall and 19 stone I am quite a sight in a costume weighing three stone. I ran my full fancy dress marathon training run at South Shields parkrun and coping with 40mph winds dressed as Hairy Poppings wasn’t easy but the marshalls were brilliant.

reminders

the parkrun store

barcode reminder

barcode

Barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please collect and print your barcode here. No barcode, no result!

children at parkrun

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. Children aged 4 to 14 can run unaccompanied at our junior parkrun events.

You can read the latest junior parkrun newsletter here.

volunteering at parkrun

Every parkrun event relies on volunteers and in 2014 alone over 50,000 of you came forward and supported your local event. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. If that sounds like it's for you then please contact your local event team for more details.

cancellations

For cancellations please check your event’s news page for the most up to date information.

upcoming anniversaries

May

Bognor Regis parkrun 23rd

Brockenhurst parkrun 23rd

Cleethorpes parkrun 23rd

Falls parkrun 23rd

Marple parkrun 23rd

Albert parkrun 30th

Comber parkrun 30th

Crystal Palace parkrun 30th

Hackney Marshes parkrun 30th

June

Beckton parkrun 6th

Burnley parkrun 6th

Humber Bridge parkrun 6th

Newark parkrun 6th

Watergrove parkrun 6th

Bedford parkrun 13th

CranePark parkrun 13th

Tilgate parkrun 13th

Wormwood Scrubs parkrun 13th

all questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club t-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered on our brand new support site.

official charity partner

Alzheimer's Research UK

our sponsors

Sweatshop investing in parkrun
Helping people be the best they can be

For 40 years, Sweatshop the award winning running store, has been helping runners find the perfect products for their individual needs. Find your closest store at sweatshop.co.uk


Vitality investing in parkrun
Health insurance that rewards you for living well.

Vitality is insurance that rewards you for being healthy. It's there to protect you when things go wrong unexpectedly but it's also there to help you lead a healthier life - meaning you don't have to claim to be able to benefit. If you keep well, then you're less likely to claim. That means it costs us less to look after you. We think that if we're saving money, you should benefit from that. So as you get healthier, we offer you discounts to encourage you to be healthy, rewards to keep you motivated and to help you rest and relax, and cashback so you've got more money to spend on doing things you love. Find out more about Vitality

our supporters

London Marathon supporting parkrun
Inspiring runners of all levels

For information on all events organised by the London Marathon, please visit london-marathon.co.uk


aql supporting parkrun
Delivering your results earlier

For information on the company powering the mobile messaging, please visit aql.com


3 supporting parkrun
Connecting parkrunners everywhere

For information on the mobile communications company, please visit three.co.uk


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