Park Run Practice
Skipton parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
We are pleased to be an official Park Run Practice, which means our staff actively encourage Patients to join the Park Run Community to improve health and wellbeing.
What is Skipton parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.
Where is it?
The event takes place in Aireville Park, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UQ. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Skipton parkrun needs you!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Coffee Lounge which is located on the left hand side as you enter Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, less than 100 meters from the parkrun finish - please come and join us!
Other parkruns nearbyCliffe Castle (7.6m), Pendle (9.1m), Myrtle (11.1m), Bradford (14.5m), Burnley (14.9m), Clitheroe Castle (16.1m), Horton Park (16.1m), Centre Vale (17.1m), Halifax (17.1m), Hyndburn (18.8m)
Couch to 5K programme
Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start.
Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we're just getting started.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
Week 1 involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
If you have any health concerns about beginning an exercise regime like Couch to 5K, make an appointment to see your GP and discuss it with them first.