Special run for NHS landmark birthday

The trust teamed up with parkrun UK as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations.

Staff turned out in force at parkrun events across the area to show their support.

Physiotherapists were also on hand at events at Hartlepool, Tees Barrage in Stockton and Durham to take part and to offer advice and support after.

Physio Josh Lincoln, who came third in the Hartlepool race, said: “It was fantastic for the team to be a part of such a landmark event – celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service.

“Much like the NHS, parkrun is all about a community of people pulling together to do something for the benefit of others.

“On behalf of all of the trust’s physiotherapists who were involved, I’d like to thank parkrun for welcoming us along and hosting such a special event to mark a very special birthday.”

Parkruns are free, 5k events that take place in hundreds of locations across the UK every Saturday morning. They are coordinated entirely by volunteers and are open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities.

For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/



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