ParkRun Practice

In June 2018 parkrun UK launched the parkrun practice initiative in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). We’re delighted to announce that we are part of the parkrun practice initiative and we have partnered with Poolsbrook parkrun to become a parkrun practice.

Parkruns are free nationwide events, taking place every Saturday morning, which revolve around completing a 5km route in open spaces.

The initiative aims to promote the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and carers through walking, running, volunteering or spectating at parkrun events. parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Research has shown that participation in parkrun has wide ranging health and wellbeing benefits, including through increased levels of activity, improved physical and mental health, increased levels of happiness, increased confidence and self-esteem, the building of friendships and social connections, personal empowerment and skill development through volunteering.