We are a Parkrun Practice
This means we are committed to raising awareness of Parkrun in our community and committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all our staff, patients, and carers.
What is Parkrun?
Parkrun is a free 5k event that takes place in various local areas every Saturday at 9am in Hove Park, Hove Promenade and in Lancing. See here for more information about our closest ones.
This is a chance to get fitter, enjoy the outdoors and meet new people. If you don't want to run (or walk) the route, then you can always join in by volunteering and cheering participants on.
The Royal College of General Practitioners recommends it because of the improved mental and physical health that it causes.
Parkrun happens all over the UK and even all over the world!
Evidence shows that Parkrun is a force for social good. It improves mental and physical health, increases confidence and self-esteem, promotes the development of skills, fosters the development of meaningful connections, and helps people better manage long term conditions.
- 91% of all respondents reported a sense of personal achievement
- 89% reported improvements to their fitness
- 85% reported improvements to their physical health
- 69% reported improvements to their mental health
- 79% reported improvements to their happiness,
- Those who also volunteer reported an 84% improvement to their happiness
Evidence also suggests that inactive and less active people increase their activity by around 75% as a result of Parkrun participation. The average time to complete 5k a Parkrun is getting slower each year with the increased number of inactive people and walkers taking part. This means there will be lots of others taking part who will be new to exercising.
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