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Read more › Press - 12th May 2018

Dame Kelly Holmes backs parkrun for the NHS’s 70 birthday on 9 June to get the nation active

Double Olympic gold medallist and former nursing assistant Dame Kelly Holmes is urging the nation to get active in the year the NHS turns 70. ‘parkrun for the NHS‘ aims to encourage new participants, including NHS staff and volunteers, to come along to their local parkrun – to recognise the contribution of the NHS to the health…

Adri Hartveld Hanley parkrun
Read more › News - 8th February 2018

Participation, not pace, is what’s important

As an NHS physiotherapist I find that many of my patients are aware they need to do more physical activity, even before I have given them any advice. What they want to know is how, despite the pain in their leg, despite the weight they’ve put on or despite them getting out of breath on the…

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Read more › Press - 4th December 2017

Survey reveals healthcare professionals prescribing parkrun to boost the nation’s health

A survey of almost 2,000 healthcare professionals has revealed the significant extent to which parkrun is being prescribed to patients in the UK.   parkruns are free 5k events that take place in around 500 parks and open spaces around the UK every Saturday throughout the year, coordinated entirely by local volunteers. They are open…

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