Running Free Magazine – March 2011
10th Mar 2011 Posted in: Sport 0

Running free magazine (, the UK’s only independent free monthly magazine for runners ran a special feature on parkrun ( in their March 2011 issue.  To go alongside a double page spread about these superb weekly free 5k runs they wanted a number of photos to help promote parkrun.

Running Free Magazine - March 2011

In addition to three of our photos that accompany the article they also agreed to run a parkrun photo for the front cover.  From a selection of shots we agreed on the one shown as it didn’t single out individual super fast runners and showed some of the all-inclusivity that makes parkrun so great.  I also love the fact that this is a running event (it’s not a race) where runners don’t need to wear running numbers pinned to their vests or timing chips on their ankles – and they still get accurate finish times week after week.

Running Free Magazine - March 2011

“Casual runners are often turned off newsstand running magazines by high cover prices. They can perceive them as being for more hardcore athletes and are intimidated by the jargon and higher-level advice. Running Free takes a different approach, speaking directly to these readers, welcoming them into the sport.”

Each monthly issue of Running Free is handed out free of charge to running shop customers, usually at the point of sale and after less than a year after launch (December 2008) the print magazine was distributing 30,000+ copies per month.

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