Running certainly isn’t for everyone, but a unique event is proving it can be.

Parkrun is becoming a global phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of people taking part.

The second biggest in the world is held in Newcastle, so reporter Kate Haberfield donned her running gear to find out what it’s all about.

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  1. As this feature clearly conveys, Parkrun is for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels. It is for walkers, those with dogs, prams, kids or kids on the way – everyone can be involved! Seriously addictive and seriously fun! Watch out drug companies! Parkrun is changing people’s health and wellbeing!!!!

  2. Brilliant piece. I take park in parkrun in the UK, Temple Newsam in Leeds. I have attended parkrun for a couple of years now. The atmosphere is brilliant, everyone is so supportive and I have met lots of people through it. it is very encouraging to see people of all ages taking park, from barely toddlers to people in their 80’s.

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