News, Press - 10th July 2018
Tags:

The Falcons Take Flight over Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

Falcons header

A group of young adults with learning disabilities known as The Falcons was assembled two years ago to encourage its members to be physically active outdoors.

 

falcons

 

Since then they have been involved with Queen’s parkrun, Belfast, Northern Ireland and on a recent Saturday, 10 members of the group did a volunteer takeover.

 

The story was covered by BBC News, which can be found here. You can also watch the video coverage here through Facebook.

Share this with friends:

parktoberfest

parktoberfest is here!

In a worldwide celebration of parkrun’s 16th anniversary, join us for a special month of community, the outdoors and physical activity at parktoberfest.   Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require…

48664038513_e45623cad7_h-9900000000079e3c

A look back at 16 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.    16 years later, more than 4.4 million different people around the world have completed a parkrun…