Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Parkrun Global Presents

Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Parkrun Global Presents

BASEM and FSEM (UK) invited Mr Tom Williams as keynote speaker at the recent 2018 BASEM/FSEM(UK) Annual Conference in Leeds.

Tom Williams is the Chief Operating Officer of Parkrun Global, a UK-based charity enabling communities around the world to deliver free, weekly, timed, 5K and 2K events, where people can walk, run, or volunteer.  In 2007, when working as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds, Tom helped start Woodhouse Moor parkrun, at that time the 4th parkrun event and the 1st outside London.  In 2011, he left the University to work full-time for Parkrun and now leads on all aspects of operations, across 1,600 weekly events in 20 countries, engaging over one-million participants per month.

In his presentation, Tom will share the story of parkrun's journey from a single run in a Royal Park, to a global movement focused on a healthier, happier planet.

You can listen to Tom's inspirational presentation here

With thanks to Tom for his excellent presentation and to Graham Holloway and Chris Holloway for their filming and editing expertise.