West Malling Group Practice

Milverton, 116 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6NE
With surgeries at: West Malling, Leybourne & Kings Hill

Overview Update Of Parkrun

Kent GP Practice Parkrun Day: 9am Saturday 22nd September ref:PB4116

Sent on behalf of Jane Roome, West Kent Education Network

Many of you will be aware that the RCGP has launched an initiative with parkrun to encourage practices to develop closer links with their local parkrun and signpost patients to take part in parkruns.

Some of you heard the very motivated talks given by the Malling and Tonbridge parkrun event directors at the recent external PLT events.

For those who haven’t heard; parkruns are free timed 5 km events that run every Saturday morning at local parks up and down the country. They are hugely positive and inclusive events and have the power to help the physical and mental health and wellbeing of all of us as well as our patients.

We are lucky enough to have 4 in West Kent:


Castle Road (behind the swimming pool), Tonbridge, TN9 1HR


Royal Tunbridge Wells

Dunorlan Park, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3QA.



Leybourne Lakes Country Park, Malling Road, Larkfield, Kent ME6 5LB



Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU


(All start at 9am Saturday every week)

West Kent Education Network, West Kent CCG and the West Kent parkrun Event directors are working together to make Saturday 22nd September 2018 West Kent GP practices parkrun taster day.


We’d love to see as many practices represented as possible on the day at their local West Kent parkrun. You can run, walk or jog it as an individual or even better gather together a whole bunch of staff and make it a practice event.

The events are totally run by volunteers so if someone can’t or doesn’t want to run, jog or walk they can still be part of the event by volunteering on the day.

Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ for more information and to register for parkrun- its free and extremely easy to do.

Please put the date in your diary and start encouraging everyone in your practice to be part of the day.