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7 picturesque UK parkruns to try this autumn

Whether you’ve never tried a parkrun before or you’re looking for a new route to explore, travel editor Angelica Malin chooses some of the most beautiful places to run as the season changes. With cooler temperatures and seasonal beauty, autumn is a great time to take part in parkrun – the free, 5km timed runs…
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7 reasons why GPs are prescribing parkrun

Health journalist Rosalind Ryan finds out why parkrun could be as powerful for our health and wellbeing as medicine. parkrun has grown from a 5k timed-trial in Bushy Park in 2004 with 13 friends to a global phenomenon with 1.7 million parkrunners. Why do so many people show up every Saturday? Well, breakthrough new research has…
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13 Reasons To Join Your Local Parkrun

parkrun turned 13 years old in 2018! To celebrate #parkrun13, we’ve got 13 reasons why you should join your local parkrun 1. It can make you happier Physical exercise releases lots of lovely endorphins to help boost your mood and protect your brain from stress-induced depression, say researchers at Sweden’s Karolinksa Institute. 2. It’s on…
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