Last weekend saw an NHS takeover at Cirencester parkrun in Gloucestershire in an effort to promote physical activity and encourage Cirencester Hospital staff and patients to take part at parkrun.
The NHS takeover was the brainchild of David Lattimore, Co-Event Director of Cirencester parkrun and Linda Edwards, Matron at Cirencester Hospital. The two have worked closely over recent months to plan the event and make sure it ran smoothly.
All 21 volunteers on the day were NHS staff and volunteers from the hospital, led by the Matron, Linda, who was Run Director!
Sadly they were unable to control the weather, but despite some rain, 276 walkers, joggers and runners took part, of whom 96 were taking on the Cirencester course for the first time!
More than 1,300 GP practices across the UK are signed up as parkrun practices, meaning they have commited to promote and prescribe parkrun to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and patients.
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As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together. Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…