Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.   People with mental health difficulties are among the most socially excluded people, and social exclusion is associated with poorer physical and…

Read more › News - 10th October 2018

Overcoming adversity

My 71-year-old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest, leg and arms. His injuries were complicated by severe sepsis and required 18 operations, including an above knee amputation. After 42 days of intensive care, he was discharged to the ward…

Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Keppel parkrun – the world’s first in a Young Offenders Institution

Keppel parkrun in the UK was the first parkrun in the world to take place inside a Young Offenders Institution. Joanne Gray, Keppel Unit Social Worker, explains how parkrun is improving the emotional, mental and physical health of young people.   In September 2017 I participated in the Wetherby 10k, which takes place around the…

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