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Read more › News - 8th June 2022

Celebrating four years of the parkrun practice initiative

In June 2018, a partnership between parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners saw the launch of the parkrun practice initiative.    Four years on, more than 1,600 GP practices have now signed up as parkrun practices resulting in thousands of staff, patients and carers being introduced to the joy of parkrun.    …

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Read more › News - 25th April 2022

The seed that blossomed

Ollie Hart is a GP at Sloan Medical Centre in Sheffield, a volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for parkrun and was instrumental in setting Graves parkrun which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ollie explains how Graves parkrun started, and how it sowed the seed for what has become the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative.   …

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Read more › News - 15th March 2022

Encouraging others

Michael Edwards is hugely enthusiastic about sharing the health and wellbeing benefits of parkrun, so much so, he is setting up a new parkrun in his home town of Llangollen.   I am now 77 and enjoy parkrunning regularly with my two best friends, Les Leech and Clive Lloyd.     We enjoy the relaxed…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2022

Start with… becoming a parkrun practice

The parkrun practice initiative is a way for GP practices to connect with their local communities, and encourage people  – including staff members – to make really positive lifestyle changes.   Over the past few years, 1500 practices have signed up to be a parkrun practice, and some practices have even gone one step further and…

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Read more › News - 28th October 2021

Celebrating parkrun practice in Wales

On Saturday 23 October a special event took place at Trelai Park parkrun in Wales.   Led by Nick Smith MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for parkrun, the morning celebrated the relaunch of parkrun in Wales as well as the parkrun practice initiative, a joint social prescribing venture between parkrun and…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

The parkrun practice initiative turns three

In June 2018, a partnership between parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners saw the launch of the parkrun practice initiative.    As we continue to prepare for the return of parkruns, the parkrun practice initiative has a really important role to play in helping promote the health and happiness of people and communities…

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Read more › News - 1st December 2020

parkrun practice research article published

Since the launch of our partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 2018, more than 1,500 GP practices across the UK have linked with their local parkrun event to become a parkrun practice.   But it isn’t enough to just have the headline numbers, we wanted to find out how the initiative was being perceived…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Two years of parkrun practice

In June 2018, a partnership between parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners saw the launch of the parkrun practice initiative.   To mark the two year anniversary, parkrun Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington talks us through its conception, some life changing moments, and our hopes for the future.  …

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

Where my heart is

The parkrun practice initiative now has more than 1,500 GP practices partnered with their local parkrun, ‘prescribing’ local events to help improve the physical and mental health of patients and healthcare staff.   Building on the success of the initiative here in the UK, the Irish College of General Practitioners has now announced the launch of…

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Read more › News - 9th December 2019

For the people of Penzance

As part of the parkrun practice initiative, the Alverton Practice and its local Primary Care Network, wanted a local event to signpost patients and staff to.    Struggling to find one close by, they set up one of their own. Alverton Practice GP Sandra Treleven tells us how Land’s End parkrun came to be, and…

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