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Ian Wilkinson
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Marathon runners and other inspiration
Given my recent operation, I have plenty of time on my hands and have found myself reading and watching some very inspirational stories. Last week I was reading the book "parkrun - much  more than just a run in the park". This book contains details of the h...

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Walk before you run!
Today is exactly three weeks to the day since my left total hip replacement and it also saw my first physio appointment since leaving hospital (on day 4). Before the operation I had received a physio booklet outlining the exercises that I should carry out b...

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Return of the stats - parkrun milestones
Since I was last blogging regularly, back in October 2013, there have been some amazing parkrun milestones. So in case you have missed some of those, here is a quick update.... Weekly finishers in the UK:  Back in October 2013, the highest number of UK park...

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parkrun stats of the week...12th October 2013
The parkrun statistics of note for last weekend are: - 315 parkrun events run (NEW RECORD - I believe that is now 7 record breaking weeks in a row) - 45,515 runners  The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 144.5 14 parkrun events recorded n...

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parkrun stats of the week...5th October 2013
The parkrun statistics of note for last weekend are: - 309 parkrun events run (just 1 short of the record from the previous week) - 48,228 runners ( NEW RECORD - B reaking the previous record by nearly 3,000 runners! Amazing!) The average number of runners ...

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parkrun stats of the week...28th September 2013
The parkrun statistics of note for last weekend are: - 310 parkrun events run (NEW RECORD - Breaking the previous record by 7 events!) - 45,495 runners ( (NEW RECORD - B reaking the previous record by over 1000 runners!) The average number of runners per pa...

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9 years of parkrun (birthday) growth
Happy Birthday parkrun, 9 years old today. And to use the line we normally use with nine year olds...."Wow, haven't you grown!". parkrun birthday weekends over the last 9 years have had the following turnouts: Sat 2nd October 2004, Bushy parkrun, 13 runners...

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parkrun stats of the week...21st September 2013
The parkrun statistics of note for last weekend are: - 299 parkrun events run (breaking the previous record by 2 events!) - 43,457 runner...

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The parkrun tweet that mad me sad
A couple of days ago I read a parkrun tweet which made me just a little bit sad. I won't name the Twitter user that made the tweet and I ...
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