Come and join the Carers Bucks parkrun team!
At Carers Bucks we know that caring can bring its rewards but it can also be difficult and as a result many carers have depression and persistently low moods. There is a lot of good evidence that shows that exercise can be very beneficial for people’s mental health.
We would love you to be part of our Carers Bucks parkrun team, starting in January 2020.
Parkruns are free, 5K timed events taking place at 9am on Saturdays all over the county, in fact all over the UK and the world! They are not races – you can walk, jog, run; all abilities are very welcome. As the name suggests, parkruns take place in parkland areas – some are flat terrain, others more undulating, some are definitely hilly!
Our Adult Carers Team Leader, Lucy Martin, and Training and Volunteer Manager, Jo Dover, have clocked up more than 65 parkruns between them and they will be touring the Bucks parkruns, appearing at the following events in 2020:
January 18th – Aylesbury parkrun.org.uk/aylesbury
February 15th – Black Park parkrun.org.uk/blackpark
March 14th – Wycombe parkrun.org.uk/wycomberye
April 18th – Buckingham parkrun.org.uk/buckingham
May 16th – Higginson Marlow parkrun.org.uk/higginsonmarlow
June 13th – Wendover parkrun.org.uk/wendoverwoods
July 11th – Rushmere parkrun.org.uk/rushmere
For more information about the events, please follow the links above.
So, what do you need to do to take part?
Although parkruns are free, you need to register in advance – this means you’ll be able to see your time for the 5K if you wish and then become a parkrun tourist! To register, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/register
Being outside, being active, being with other people, doing something new – all these are beneficial to our physical and mental health and wellbeing and we hope you’ll come along. Jo and Lucy look forward to park-walking, park-jogging, park-running with you soon! For more information, and to let us know that you’ll be joining us, get in touch on 0300 777 2722 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org