Parkrun Number 50

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Exercise has always been something I considered important for my family. We have a huge trampoline in the garden (we have always had one since the oldest was young – in fact our younger two children had it like an outdoor playpen!), the boys have all had swimming lessons (the 11-year-old swims for academy) and … Read more

How to Improve your Cholesterol

October is National Cholesterol Month 2017. This is a whole month devoted to the dangers of high cholesterol whilst raising funds to help continue to provide life-saving work. The 100 Mile Great Cholesterol Challenge This year sees The 100 mile Great Cholesterol Challenge which aims to get people moving to benefit from a healthy heart. … Read more

Teen’s First 5K Race

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The reason my children run is because I wanted it to be a normal part of their life. I didn’t want them to get to their thirties and think – oh gosh I should be more active and struggle to get started like I have (and am sure many others). We started to do Parkrun … Read more

Should Children do Parkrun?

Should Children do Parkrun?

When we started regularly doing Parkrun one of the main reasons was to ensure that our children grew up with exercise being a normal part of life. We started with the Junior Parkrun which is 2K but as it is a half an hour drive away we managed to build them up to 5K. Since … Read more

After My First Half Marathon

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The following day after my first Half Marathon I can honestly say that I did not really feel the pain in my foot. No my legs hurt too much to notice! Going down the stairs was particularly a killer. I found going down on my bum helped but apparently backwards also does the trick. My thighs … Read more