• Parkrun & the NHS: a mutual cause for celebration

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    The free run celebrated the NHS's 70th birthday this weekend. But, argues Jack Dickenson, it is the event itself that could provide the elusive public health intervention we so badly need Just a normal Saturday morning on Tooting Common: birds tweeting, trees wafting in the summer breeze, dogs scampering around. Suddenly, as the clock strikes nine, the reverie is broken by a storm of runners - first a couple, then the chasing pack of 10, then ever more streaming past - more than 600 in all. A big national race? County Championships? No, just the usual goings on at Parkrun , in a scene...
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