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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Paul Sinton-Hewitt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Paul Sinton-Hewitt, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Paul Sinton-Hewitt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Paul Sinton-Hewitt, often where they are interviewed.

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A lifestyle coach and running with Paul Sinton-Hewitt

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Vassos and Louise are joined by lifestyle coach Rory Coleman. Rory tells us how he uses parkrun to train all his clients, be them GB athletes or first time runners and also how he became a lifestyle coach. Vassos is stunned by the newest member of the Cowell Club and some of your stories get a hip hip hooray.

Jun 06 2019 · 36mins
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parkrun with Paul Sinton-Hewitt

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This week on RunPod, Jenni’s joined by the man who gave 3 million of us in 23 countries, across 5 continents the gift that is parkrun. Paul Sinton Hewitt CBE tells us how he turned a simple get-together into a global phenomenon, and how it’s transformed so many lives around the world – including his own! They also chat parkrun challenges, Paul’s favourite running spots and the power of community spirit. He might even persuade you to give up that Saturday morning in bed for a 5k run instead!
May 02 2019 · 32mins

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Paul Sinton-Hewitt: Are You Part of the Movement? Parkrun is Energizing the World -R4R 018

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Parkrun has become a global movement. Although it initially started in the UK with some friends meeting up on a Saturday for a run followed by coffee, it has grown to over 1100 locations in 14 countries around the world with 3.5 million people registered, yes, it really is that big!

With 200,000 participants joining in every weekend for free, it is no wonder it has taken on a life of its own, especially as many of the people involved through running the events and volunteering are people like you! Just good, genuine people!

Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of Parkrun is here to talk about the growth they have experienced, completely organically, and why Paul thinks the people who participate are some of the best people in the world. With fostering community as the heart and center of Parkrun, it is easy to see why.

Parkrun has been responsible for over 100,000 people joining clubs, and they celebrate the milestones of reaching 50, 100, 250, and even 500 parkruns (thats over 10 years straight!

You are going to love this episode if you love the running community, and I hope if you haven't already participated, you will consider it in the future, yes, even if you are unable to run right now!

This podcast episode is for you if you love to make new friends, be a part of the running community, and participate in social movements. Parkrun is making the world a healthier, happier place, one location at a time.

Today's Guest

Paul Sinton-Hewitt

Founder of Parkrun, growing it from a few friends meeting for a run and coffee to 200,000 runners every weekend.

What You Will Learn About

  • Where the idea for parkrun came from and how it grew the way it did
  • Why the race is a 5k
  • Why parkrun will ALWAYS be free
  • The setbacks to address when setting up new events in the US and other countries around the world
  • What happened when one of the packruns tried to add a fee for park maintenance
  Inspirational Quotes

It's a simple run, in a park, every single week, with your mates, where we socialize at the end of it. Those principles stand today.

Slowly but surely we are energizing the world, we are making the world a healthier and happier place.

I receive all these awards, but I receive them on behalf of all the people who make this happen, as without all those volunteers, we would be one event in a park, and I would still be the person doing all the volunteering.

We are a social movement that just happens to run. For anybody, regardless of whether they intend running in the future or not, this is a place to go where you meet fantastic people. The people you meet are some of the most beautiful people in the world.

Parkrun isn't a cure for everyone, but it is part of the process of how people can be the best they can be. There is nothing more rewarding than doing that with your friends, people who are there to support you and help you and celebrate your achievements.

We want more people running more often. We want more people more active more often. Anything we can do to help other people achieve that same goal, we will.

If things carry on the way they are, in 2023, we will have over 10000 weekly events and a million runners a week.

Resources Mentioned

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Jul 21 2017 · 44mins
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Track Record Part 2: Founder of park-run, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE

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Time for Part 2 of Track Record with Sue Dougan. This week she sits down with the founder of park-run, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE.

Feb 02 2017 · 25mins

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Track Record: Founder of park-run, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE

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Time for a brand new episode of Track Record with Sue Dougan. This week she sits down with the founder of park-run, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE.

Jan 31 2017 · 25mins
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Viv Groskop and Paul Sinton-Hewitt

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Artistic Director and acclaimed comedian, Viv Groskop joins Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein to talk about the 'caw' of stand-up comedy and what it's like making tea for famous authors at the Bath Literature Festival.

Ten years ago Paul Sinton-Hewitt was fired and then had a bad fall when training for a half marathon which ruptured his stomach. Not knowing what to do with himself and determined not to give up running, he set up a club with the aim of running 5k at 9 o'clock on a Saturday morning. 13 people joined him on his first run. Today, more than 1 million people across the world are part of the phenomenon Paul created that day - it's called Parkrun and it's happening as we speak, in more than 500 parks across the world.

Seventy seven year-old Jill Stidever has been teaching children with disabilities to swim for over 50 years. Three of her swimmers have gone on to be paralympians - including her daughter Jane who won five gold medals. In December Jill won the 2014 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award at the Sports Personality of the Year for her work in changing the perception of disabled sport.

Interaction designer & aspiring astronaut Nelly Ben Hayoun works to bring the wonder of outer space into the comfort of the living room & creates chaos out of order.

JP Devlin meets a group of pensioners in Gateshead who find that keeping hens helps stave off loneliness.

Novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter Nick Hornby picks his Inheritance Tracks

Producer: Maire Devine
Editor: Karen Dalziel

I Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took on Stand-Up and (Almost) Ruined Her Life Paperback - Jun 2013 by Viv Groskop. Published by Orion

Inheritance Tracks:
Ring of Fire written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore sung by Johnny Cash, 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.
(Do the) Mashed Potatoes recorded by James Brown with his band in 1959.
Jan 10 2015 · 1hr 25mins