I’m one of the two new parkrun “outreach” ambassadors for MS – and just wanted to let those interested know that we are starting a new facebook group (and hopefully soon a Strava club) for parkrunners with MS.
For those that don’t know, parkrun organise free, weekly, timed 5k events every Saturday in parks across the country. These are super inclusive events which you can walk, jog or run at your own speed – and they are run by volunteers so there is a real sense of community.
As an outreach ambassador my role is to raise awareness of parkrun – and the fact that it is so inclusive – within the MS community. This is part of a government sponsored programme with parkrun called “PROVE” which has already been rolled out across various other conditions. The aim is to get more people with these conditions walking, jogging, running or volunteering at parkrun – and most importantly getting the health (physical, mental and emotional) benefits that delivers.
If you have any questions about parkrun give me a shout or pop over to the FB group and say hello!
(p.s. for those that follow the Barts Blog, Dr G has been getting on board with the initiative in his featured post this week!
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