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parkrun free weekly timed 5k runs. Ideal for that New Years Resolution

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The perfect and free way to kick start your new year fitness regime. This hasn't been submitted in a while and despite the 1000's of people that are aware of the events a greater proportion don't…
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The perfect and free way to kick start your new year fitness regime.

This hasn't been submitted in a while and despite the 1000's of people that are aware of the events a greater proportion don't know about these fantastic free weekly events.

Recorded times are placed on the website of the relevant parkrun you've just done. You get a t-shirt after 50, 100, 250 runs. Juniors (u14) get a tshirt after 10 5k parkruns. Junior parkruns award you with a wrist band after 11, 21 and 50 (2k) runs.

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. You need to print off your barcode from your profile page via the parkrun site. This gets scanned at the end of each event and gives you your time and position.

There are loads of parkruns throughout the country, it's not just open to club runners, everyone is welcome, you'll see young and old running, slow and fast, people with dogs and prams. No one is too slow and no one is too fast.

Junior parkruns are starting to sprout up all over the country now too, these are 2k timed and well supervised runs for children aged 4-14.
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Should probably clarify, it's a 5K run, not a race. It's about fun and self improvement rather than competing. There isn't even a 'winner'.
that aside, I recomend it to everybody. I should be getting my 50 tshirt in the next couple of months.
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badbunny42
Should probably clarify, it's a 5K run, not a race. It's about fun and self improvement rather than competing. There isn't even a 'winner'.
that aside, I recomend it to everybody. I should be getting my 50 tshirt in the next couple of months.

Amended, although many people do race them.

Edited By: Paddy_o_furniture on Jan 08, 2015 10:37: jn
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Paddy_o_furniture
badbunny42
Should probably clarify, it's a 5K run, not a race. It's about fun and self improvement rather than competing. There isn't even a 'winner'.
that aside, I recomend it to everybody. I should be getting my 50 tshirt in the next couple of months.

Amended, although many people do race them.
And I jelously seeth as they lap me.
2 Likes #5
NHS Change4Life have a few good resources for 5k runs. Couch to 5k app, a 10 week training plan, various podcasts and other resources to get you started.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx
1 Like #6
Thanks, gonna give it a go, just what I need.
1 Like #7
Thanks for this info :-) I've never heard of it but turns out there's one not far from me. I'm going to sign up tonight.
Cheers.
1 Like #8
Have just signed up for two half marathons, god help me. Will be doing these as part of my training plan!!
1 Like #9
pmramsay
Have just signed up for two half marathons, god help me. Will be doing these as part of my training plan!!
I did that on new years day. I only just realised yesterday, after no excercise for a month, that I only have 7 weeks to prepare for the first.
#10
I've always been meaning to go to these but they're always on so early on a Saturday (being a student, 9am on a Saturday is literally impossible)
#11
Parkrun is great 8)
#12
love it...
#13
About that New Years resolution...
#14
is this a deal?
#15
laserjet69
is this a deal?

More of an awareness of a free event where similar events would usually cost to take part. Also topical if people are trying to keep up new years resolutions etc.
#16
done my local one a couple of times and enjoyed it - loads of people of differing ability, marked routes with wardens and times logged on their website, plus a few incentives for taking part. worth doing for any jogger, other runners make you up your pace and was happy to support a charity 5k i had a hand in organizing last year.
#17
Thank you I didn't know about these and have one locally going on. Brilliant idea.
#18
Nice one - need to shake off the winter laziness and get those limbs moving - this would be encouraging me to do so - i hope :)
#19
laserjet69
is this a deal?

Yes of course. Its an organised event. It gives you a chance to earn a sports t-shirt. Its fun, motivating, and family friendly. Most of all its FREE ! Damn right its a deal !!!
#20
Our whole family do it most Saturdays. Great family event. All ran by volunteers. Better than piling down Mcdonalds for breakfast or sleeping in a hangover from the night before. You get all ages and abilities taking part. Restores my faith in the human race!
1 Like #21
are there any 1k runs. i was the one who walked during cross country or hid behind the trees
#22
I take part in these myself,really enjoyable and no pressure
#23
I did this last week after seeing this posted on hukd before. It was an incredible experience and highly recommended. More than 200 other runners splashing through mud and cold. Invigorating!
1 Like #24
DE4L3R
are there any 1k runs. i was the one who walked during cross country or hid behind the trees
I was the one who quit cross country and hid at the fried chicken restaurant!
#25
Thanks, going to look into this
#26
I am going to sign up for the Wimpole Hall run. They have a cafe there also, which I am sure I will appreciate after a run. Do I have the cake!!
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DE4L3R
are there any 1k runs. i was the one who walked during cross country or hid behind the trees


Me too! However over the last year I have lost almost 7 stone and after using the couch to 5K app on my phone I completed my 18th Parkrun this weekend. I might not be the fastest but I have achieved a PB most weeks and I have managed to complete them all without stopping which is my main aim. I even did parkrun on Christmas Day and 2 on New Year's Day. I cannot recommend Parkrun highly enough. I now think of myself as a runner...but this time last year, I could not even have run the length of myself!
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DE4L3R
are there any 1k runs. i was the one who walked during cross country or hid behind the trees


I understand where you are coming from! This time last year I could not even have run the length of myself! I decided to make getting fit and healthy my resolution and I have lost almost 7 stone so far. Almost at target. I was in week 5 of the couch to 5K app when I heard about Parkrun. I went along despite never having run beyond 2K at that point. I thought I could always stop if I needed to. The volunteers and other runners are amazingly supportive and encouraging and I couldn't believe when I finished my first one. I have now done 18 parkruns, including Christmas Day and two on New Year's Day. My resolution this year is to get the t-shirt for completing 50 parkruns. Just build up to it and you'll find it is quite addictive, trying to beat your PB every week. Just a fabulous, weekly event.
#29
thanks signed up!!
#30
Good idea.
banned 1 Like #31
Fantastic for free, if as many people were excited for parkrun as they were for the next chromecast or BOGOF crisp deal, then the country may not be in such an obesity epidemic...
#32
BUMP!

Probably worthy of a repost by now OP?
1 Like #33
phil001
BUMP!
Probably worthy of a repost by now OP?
You're more than welcome too.
#34
Time for a bump as the weather is getting better just did my first of the year and a new pb for me 21.15 :)

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