The West Bar team had a fantastic turn-out on Saturday 15th September. Thanks so much to everyone for coming, whether running, walking, cheering on or playing a supporting role. The T-shirts were fab - special thanks to Andrew and Tom.
Banbury parkrun were very welcoming and pleased to have us there. I note that several people achieved personal bests which is extremely impressive!
For those who were unable to make it this Saturday I plan to encourage another group to go again on the 22nd. I think/hope everyone enjoyed it so we might try to make it a specific regular event.
I recorded a Personal slowest time for me - stopped to help someone having a seizure!!
West Bar Surgery is now a parkrun practice. What does this mean? We will be encouraging staff and patients to attend the Banbury parkrun as volunteers, runners, walkers, spectators. There's evidence that whatever level people participate at there are positive mental and physical health benefits.
free, outdoors & accessible to all; the opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community; improves health and wellbeing through physical activity, including volunteering; NOT a race - walk, run, jog or spectate: parkrun are proud to say that their average times have gone UP since starting - as in more 'less speedy' people are doing it; 5k based around a park.
We will try to get a whole lot of staff and patients doing the 'NHS couch to 5k' app & once they are at 5k (theoretically in about 9 weeks) a big group will do the park run.
This is general info about parkrun
This is info about parkrun Banbury
This is how to register for parkrun
This is info about the NHS couch to 5k