To kick off a new year of pods who better to get on than the brilliant Kirsty Woodbridge from the parkrun comms team. She tells us all about the new campaign “Start with…parkrun” and what it actually involves.
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Looking for love at parkrun
28:34Minreet Kaur is back on the pod this week to tell us about her quest to find love at parkrun. Having gone through a divorce 13 years ago, she has decided to find the man of her dreams by going to a different parkrun every week.
On Every Saturday
49:52We head to Australia this week to chat to North Sydney parkrunner David Crook who has just written a book celebrating parkrun’s first decade Down Under. He tells us how he went about the research for the book and shares some stories about the people and places that make parkrun in Australia so popular.
Start with… parkrun
32:58To kick off a new year of pods who better to get on than the brilliant Kirsty Woodbridge from the parkrun comms team. She tells us all about the new campaign “Start with…parkrun” and what it actually involves.
Defying the odds
47:41For our last pod of the year we speak to the inspirational Liam Critchett who, along with 5 other people with spinal injuries, completed his first ever parkrun a few weeks ago. Having been told he'd never walk again, he talks us through the incredible journey that saw him cross the finish line at Hull parkrun.
38:09Nothing says Christmas more than Flying Boobies! This week we speak to parkrunner Richard Banks about his love of Saturday mornings, and why he set up the Flying Boobies to keep him and his friends connected. Helen and Vassos also talk about what their Xmas parkrun schedule normally looks like. *This episode was recorded before the news broke that parkrun in Wales is to be suspended from the 1st January*
Thank you Nick
38:43CEO Nick Pearson joins the pod today to discuss why he’s leaving his role at parkrun. He also looks back at what has been a difficult, yet rewarding 12 months for everyone at parkrun. We also read out more of your emails.
My inspiration, my father
44:38Minreet Kaur is our special guest this week. The journalist, presenter and, of course, parkrunner tells us how getting fit and healthy changed her outlook on life. She also gives us the inside track on her dad - The Skipping Sikh.
Crossing off the days until parkrun
37:52This week’s special guest is Doctor Simon Tobin, who tells us about the importance of parkrun for one’s mental health. He shares his own personal story how parkrun gave his father a sense of community after the passing of his mother. And Vassos has some big news about a potential “Great Big parkrun quiz” Xmas special.
Accepting digital barcodes
51:45COO Tom Williams joins the pod to discuss parkrun’s decision to allow the scanning of barcodes on mobile devices. He discusses why they made the decision and how it impacts participant’s ICE details. Tom also breaks the FWT record for the longest ever answer!
33:29This week’s special guest is TV presenter, model and author Nell McAndrew. She tells us about her love of parkrun, what her favourite volunteer role is and how she will celebrate her 100th. We also hear more of your parkrun challenges.