Hope you are all looking forward to event 249 on Saturday - it should be nice and dry for a change! This week will be our NHS take over event!
The focus will be on My WiSH Charity and the Every Heart Matters Campaign. Representatives from the My Wish charity will be present and it would be great if you could bring a donation for them if you have not already given through our Event 250 appeal!
The NHS team will also be providing information on heart health, with a specific emphasis on atrial fibrillation. This a common heart problem and if untreated, can lead to stokes. The team are carrying out a community testing campaign in our area, and we will be one of the first events offering this. They will be bringing a simple hand held ECG device than can help identify AF. If you would like to try it - and please do! - your heart rate must be below 100. So please come along nice and early so you can try the device before the run. The team will also be around after the run when you have had a change to recover! There will be a specialist on hand to advise what you should do if the the device indicates a possible problem. If you would like to learn more about AF, the following site is recommended:
This event will be Glenn's last time as your RD - after 5 years of volunteering in the role - so please come along and give him a great send off. He will still be running with us and volunterring from time to time, I'm glad to say.
Sorry to say I will not be with you as I will be in London preparing to take on the Marathon. If you have not sponsored anyone this year - how about supporting me by making a donation to our 250 Every Heart Matters appeal?
Have a great parkrunday - Steve