Heidi Pearson running, wearing bright pink top and waving.

TPS’ Heidi is 50 millionth UK Parkrun finisher

A big Modeshift well done to our member TPS’ Heidi Pearson. Heidi told the BBC this week how she received an email to say she had become the UK’s 50 millionth Parkrun finisher.

Heidi Pearson, 35, from Brundall, Norfolk, ran the Lowestoft Parkrun, external in Suffolk on Saturday.

On Monday afternoon she received an email from Parkrun’s head office in London to say they had been “crunching some numbers” and that Heidi had reached the “amazing” milestone.

“These sort of things don’t happen to me normally but I feel pretty special now,” Heidi told BBC Radio Suffolk.

“I didn’t actually believe it at first. I thought someone was trying to wind me up.”

It was Heidi’s 105th Parkrun and she completed it in 24 minutes 57 seconds.

As well as the 812 weekly Parkruns in the UK, events are also held in 21 other countries around the world, external – including Malaysia, New Zealand and Namibia.

For the full article visit Runner becomes 50 millionth UK Parkrun finisher – BBC News

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