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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…

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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…

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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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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

Celebrating 1,200 parkrun practices on #GPparkrunPledge Day!

More than 182,000 people took part in #GPparkrunPledge Day on Saturday 1 June to celebrate the first year of the groundbreaking parkrun practice initiative.    Launched in 2018 in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the parkrun practice initiative sees GP practices joining forces with their local parkrun event to form a link that…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

Feeling like a different person

Samantha Smith decided to take the plunge and finally register for parkrun whilst sat in the waiting room at her local medical practice.   Three months on, she tells us about her journey to Conkers parkrun, and why she now feels like a different person…   What made me consider running 5k every week? I had always known…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2019

Feeling the positive energy

Neelima Chatterjee is a patient of Barrack Lane Medical Practice in Ipswich, Suffolk, one of more than 900 parkrun practices across the UK.   Neelima explains how the link between her practice and her local Ipswich parkrun has been a catalyst in leading a happier, healthier lifestyle…   I was first introduced to parkrun when we…

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Read more › Awards, News - 14th May 2019

Southport parkrunners win RNIB Excellence Awards

A blind parkrun Ambassador and one of the organisers of Southport’s first parkrun have been recognised with awards from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).   Kelly Barton, (42) and Dr Simon Tobin, (54), both from Southport, were presented with awards for their determination to break down barriers for people with sight loss…

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Read more › News, Press - 9th May 2019

Help us welcome 1,000 GPs on parkrun GP Pledge Day

TV personality Dr Zoe Williams will be among more than 1,000 GPs and practice staff expected to take part in a special parkrun event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative.   The special event is also being supported by Author, GP and star…

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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Your parkrun will see you now

Approaching 800 GP practices across the UK have now registered to become parkrun practices – this means they have partnered with their local parkrun event to signpost patients and staff to take part in parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions and improve physical and mental wellbeing.   To highlight best practice examples, as well as…

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