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Free Weekly Timed explores everything parkrun and is presented by Vassos Alexander and Helen Williams. The pair share experiences, chat to guests and interact with fellow parkrun runners as they debate the big talking points of the week.

To get in touch, email us at hello@freeweeklytimed.com or tweet us @freeweeklytimed. You can also get in touch via our website Freeweeklytimed.com

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Free Weekly Timed explores everything parkrun and is presented by Vassos Alexander and Helen Williams. The pair share experiences, chat to guests and interact with fellow parkrun runners as they debate the big talking points of the week.

To get in touch, email us at hello@freeweeklytimed.com or tweet us @freeweeklytimed. You can also get in touch via our website Freeweeklytimed.com

    Biting ferrets and a parkrun tantrum

    Biting ferrets and a parkrun tantrum

    Helen Hood, Head of Event Delivery at parkrun tells our Helen all about what her job entails and what has been the strangest thing she’s come across on an event incident report. Vassos chats to author and keen runner Lisa Jackson about how she finishes last in many of the events she takes part in and why she’s absolutely fine with that. We also reflect on another record breaking weekend for parkrun and Vassos extends his lead in the stats quiz.

    • 51 min
    A new decade and parkrun’s place in history

    A new decade and parkrun’s place in history

    Helen speaks to a Run Director who’s recruiting volunteers from her local care home. Seren Senior tells us how the partnership evolved and how beneficial it is to the community. Plus, Roger Robinson, author and former GB athlete tells Vassos about his acclaimed book “When Running Made History” and why parkrun is the new wave of running.

    • 47 min
    A first parkrun and eating right

    A first parkrun and eating right

    Award-winning nutritionist Anita Bean is our special guest this week. She tells Vassos all about the dos and don’ts of eating before and after a run. Helen catches up with the inspirational Kate Askew, who conquered her demons to complete her first parkrun, and Louise gets the lowdown about parkrun in Scotland.

    • 52 min
    Christmas parkrun and running myths

    Christmas parkrun and running myths

    This week Vassos chats to doctor and author Juliet McGrattan to clear up some of the myths about health and running.
    Helen catches up with Event Director Emma Binnersley who is preparing to host a Christmas Day parkrun, and Louise reports from Scotland.

    • 59 min
    A new PB and an Irish Birthday

    A new PB and an Irish Birthday

    This week, we get the lowdown on parkrun in Ireland from Matt Shields. Matt tells us why parkrun continues to bring people together from both sides of the border, and about his own parkrun journey. Also, Vassos chats to former athlete turned author Alex Hutchinson about how to break your PB, and Louise reports in from Bedworth parkrun.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Albert Medal

    The Albert Medal

    This week we hear from parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt after he was honoured with the Royal Society of Arts Albert Medal.

    Helen speaks to Tom about just how special the award is and Vassos catches up with BBC newsreader and parkrun fanatic Sophie Raworth.

    • 49 min

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