Promoting access to parkrun

Posted 30/08/2019

Justin Smith, Operational Manager for Thera East Anglia has been helping to promote access to parkrun for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

parkJustin and Lewis' parkrun resultrun organise free, weekly, timed 5K runs around the world. It’s inclusive, friendly, safe and fun. parkrun aims to improve people’s fitness and help them meet great people. parkrun events take place all over the UK.

Justin has been promoting access to parkrun by talking about parkrun on social media as well as delivering two presentations to Thera East Anglia‘s Company Members.

Lewis, who we support in Cambridgeshire, expressed an interest in parkrun a while back, so Justin ran the route with him on a non parkrun day. Lewis then went on to run it on a parkrun day with Justin, and then unaccompanied. This inspired Lewis to co-present about parkrun at the most recent Company Members’ Meeting.

Off the back of the promotional work, several people we support have completed parkruns at Littleport, Gorleston and Peterborough.

The promotional work is not over! Everyone is doing so well!

If anyone wants to know more, please get in touch with Justin at Justin