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Medical staff weigh in behind Parkrun

STRABANE Health Centre has weighed in behind the Strabane Parkrun, emphasising its many benefits, physical and mental, for all participants.

Attending a recent run at Holy Cross College, GPs, physiotherapists and other staff members took part in the run and have become the official Parkrun Practice.

As health professionals, Strabane Health Centre wants to raise awareness of the health benefits of Parkrun and also help encourage those who are less active or have health conditions to come along and join the Parkrun community.

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Dr Karen Walsh of Riverside Practice commented, “We are delighted to become an official Parkrun Practice and participate in the Holy Cross event.

“On Saturday we enjoyed running, jogging, walking and volunteering and would like to congratulate the team for a fantastic, well organised event.

“As healthcare professionals we are aware of the benefits of exercise on physical and mental health. We will continue to encourage patients and staff to take part in and support our local Parkrun.”
Physiotherapist at Strabane Health Centre, Roisin Coyle added, “It is a great way to get motivated to get out for a run or walk on a Saturday morning and enjoy the social side of Parkrun.

“As health professionals we understand the benefits of being active and getting involved in your local community. It is a fantastic way to promote mental and physical health and we will be encouraging our patients to come along and take part. Whatever way you choose to take part you will come away from park run with a sense of achievement and that feel good factor that will keep you coming back for more.”

Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at Holy Cross College at 9.30am. Don’t forget to register online at www.parkrun.org.uk

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