We at Whitchurch Medical Centre have decided to join the ParkRun phenomena. Following the success of this with English GP Practices, we decided to become one of the first in Cardiff to join.
The ParkRun is not a race: walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. ParkRun is open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions.
Going for a run just once a week could be enough to cut the risk of early death by a quarter research suggests. Research from Victoria University in Melbourne examined 14 studies that looked at the links between running and mortality rates. They found that even the smallest amount of running – such as one run a week of less than 50-minutes – was enough to have a significant impact on mortality.
If you would like to come along, but would struggle to manage a walk or run of 5km, please do get in touch: [email protected] We would like lots of volunteers to join us at the start and finish, to encourage people, and to cheer when they reach the end. We look forward to seeing you there.