Riverfront’s first anniversary

352 people turned out to celebrate our first anniversary and what a fantastic atmosphere they all created for our first special milestone, all supported by 31 volunteers. Our co-event director who is renowned for her cake baking skills (Teej)  made a wonderful cake which everyone enjoyed in the theatre cafe post parkrun.

We’d like to thank our core volunteers for supporting us over the last 12 months. We couldn’t bring this amazing event to our runners without your dedication each week. We would also like to thank the theatre staff team for opening their doors early every Saturday morning so our runners can access all the facilities. The staff in the cafe have become a great part of this wonderful community. It is fair to say, our parkrun has enhanced the community, we’ve all made new friends and acquaintances and we look forward to welcoming you all in the forthcoming year.

With best wishes to you all! Lisa & Teej

 

Riverfront parkrun goes the extra mile!

Did you know that approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK?
Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die
If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%. Thats an amazing difference!
We wanted to share with you that 3 of the Riverfront regular volunteers have attended CPR and defibrillator training to support the safety of park runners. We hope that we will never need to use it however, the stats provided by the British Heart Foundation are astonishing in that 12 people under the age of 35 yrs old die every week in the UK and 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school. We are currently fundraising to be able to purchase our own equipment so it is immediately available in the event of a cardiac arrest but in the meantime we have access to a defibrillator at the Riverfront Theatre and Newport Leisure centre. We could respond much quicker though if we had one of our own. You can donate here to help us and every little helps

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/riverfront/aboutus/ 

 

New Year’s Day parkrun

Start 2018 off in the best possible way and ensure you stand by at least one resolution for at least one day with a New Year's Day parkrun at Riverfront. For those wanting 2 parkrun's in one day you can take part at Riverfront at 9am and then join a 10.30am event at Tredegar House. Join us for a 5k walk, jog or run and burn off those Xmas calories

 

Christmas Day parkrun

Please join us for our 1st Xmas Day event taking place at the usual time of 9am. The Riverfront Theatre will be closed but parking around the city centre will be free!

 

Go on, cheer yourself up, look forward to the weekend!

Fed up of this soggy and chilly start to the week? Well maybe now is a good time to think about something positive to lift your spirits.

Plan next Saturday around 9am parkrun for example! Our lovely friends at The Riverfront café offer a special post parkrun breakfast and other treats. You can chat with others from our welcoming parkrun family and then check out events and activities offered at The Riverfront.

A brilliant start to the weekend and certainly something to look forward to!

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