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Source: Blog.parkrun.org 18/08/2022

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2022/08/18/has-an-injury-impacted-your-participation-at-parkrun-and-any-exercise-outside-of-parkrun/

As part of parkrun’s ongoing mission to create a healthier, happier planet, it supports a small number of independent research projects each year.

Researchers Dr Richard Blagrove and Dr Clare Stevinson at Loughborough University have designed a short survey which should take approximately 10 minutes. The deadline for completing the s

Source: Blog.ParkRun.com 10/08/2022

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2022/08/10/seeing-more-disabled-people-at-parkrun/

Wheelchair user Jono Whitehead was recommended parkrun by good friend Tully, she competes as a frame runner and is also a para-Olympic swimmer. Initially hesitant, he arrived to find the tail walker that day was his former maths teacher so felt more at ease.

Here he tells parkrun about why he wants to see more disabled people at their events.

 

Source: Sport England 22.02.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-teams-parkrun-again

 

The second ever This Girl Can parkrun will celebrate International Women's Day. The first event, back in 2020, saw more than 15,000 additional women and girls taking part as walkers, joggers, runners or volunteers. The gender gap in activity levels persists, though, with women less likely than men to take part in parkrun events - despite registering for the weekly 5km activity in higher numbers.

This

Source: 5K your way Sept 21

https://5kyourway.org/

 

5k Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.

The 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative is provided by MOVE Charity. The charity has groups across the UK and Ireland and everyone is welcome to join. The next group meet up is o