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Read more › News - 9th June 2022

Had to try it for myself

Claire Wallace is a practice manager at a GP surgery. When she heard about parkrun, she felt she couldn’t sign the surgery up as a parkrun practice without trying it for herself.   My parkrun journey started in January 2019, after my husband saw an article in the media around joining the parkrun GP practice…

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 - 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 - 11th March 2020

So inclusive so supportive

It was a special leap year parkrun for Brierley Forest as they welcomed a team from local Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a parkrun takeover.   Consultant Rebecca Barker came up with the idea as a way to support the health and wellbeing of both staff and patients at the Trust. Here she…

Read more › News - 5th October 2019

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   The first weekend of October 2019 sees the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey,…

Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Prescribing parkrun to the local community

Dr Simon Lennane is a GP based at Alton Street Surgery in Ross-on-Wye, and Mental Health GP Lead for the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and has recently played an integral role in launching Ross-on-Wye parkrun.   Dr Lennane tells us the story behind the event, and why he was so passionate about creating a…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

NHS takeover at Cirencester parkrun

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…

Read more › News - 18th July 2019

A double parkrun takeover by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Ai Lyn Tan and Dr Michael Mansfield, were the driving forces behind a recent link-up between two Leeds-based parkruns, and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.   We asked the parkrunning doctors to tell us more about the day, and the impact on their fellow healthcare professionals… When the topic of parkrun suddenly appeared in…

Read more › News - 9th July 2019

Proving that I can

Karen Murphy was a successful amateur runner, winning numerous medals and starting her own running club.    However, after suffering two strokes, Karen had to regain and rebuild her fitness and health despite being faced with serious mobility challenges.   Karen tells us how walking and volunteering at parkrun proved to be a catalyst for…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2019

Celebrating one year of 5k Your Way

In 2018, the 5k Your Way initiative was launched by oncology doctor, and professional triathlete, Lucy Gossage in partnership with cancer survivor Gemma Hillier-Moses, Founder of MOVE Charity.   Their concept was simple: oncology professionals, those living with, or who have had, cancer and their families are encouraged to attend a local parkrun event on the…

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