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GOOD NEWS! WE ARE NOW A PARKRUN PRACTICE!!
But what does it mean, and will it hurt?
What is a Parkrun? There are over 500 parkruns in the UK alone and 1400 worldwide. They cover 5 km and are held on Saturday mornings. Parkrun is organised and run by volunteers and is free to enter. The aim of Parkrun is to improve mental and physical wellbeing, something we should all be promoting. IT IS NOT A RACE.
How do I get involved? Signing up to Parkrun is really easy. All you have to do is to register on the website, print out a ticket which includes a barcode and turn up with your ticket a few minutes before the official start time to your chosen event. There is a full list of all events on the website and, having registered you can participate in any of them.
What if I can’t run five kilometres? Many people choose to walk and that is fine. If you are keen to set yourself the challenge most reasonably fit adults will manage to run 5k in about 30 minutes with some preparation. A good way to do this is to start with the Couch25k challenge. The details for this nine week programme are on the NHS Choices website, and you can download the podcast. If you prefer to join a class the Ledbury Harriers run regular C25K courses and many of the graduates then move on to the Newent parkrun The contact there is Sally Smart.
Where is our local Parkrun? The event closest to the surgery sets off at 09.00 on Saturday mornings from the secondary school in Newent and the event director is Rob Rideout. Other local events are held at Tewksbury, the Hereford and Worcester racecourses and in the Forest of Dean.
Who will I meet there? As well as meeting up with us you will probably recognise a number of familiar faces at the Newent run. All of the volunteers and runners are extremely friendly and encouraging. There is also a nice warm changing area and refreshments are available afterwards.
A&E does not mean "anything and everything". Recent surveys reveal that nearly one in five patients in England admit they have misused accident and emergency at some point – and departments are struggling to cope with ever-increasing numbers. The role of A&E is to deal with acute severe illness or injury, but as many as 50% of patients could be managed elsewhere. However, you can hardly blame the public for pitching up, when most people simply don't know what else to do, or where else to go when they or their children are ill. Click here to see the local options?
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