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Metrobus helps launch new parkrun

7 months ago Mon 21st Oct 2019

Metrobus support for community well being was instrumental in launching a new parkrun at Ifield Mill Pond last month. 

Tim Pinkney, Service Quality Officer at Metrobus Crawley, who has been involved with helping to organise parkrun for many years, said it was a partnership with Crawley Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing in the Community initiative. 

"Parkrun is one of the few things available nowadays that is free, hugely enjoyable, greatly beneficial and rewarding and, for want of a better word, FUN. Not enough around, and if you can get fit or fitter having fun at the same time, where is the downside? 

“Our aim is to reduce our carbon footprint locally and encourage more exercise amongst the residents of the poorest boroughs in our town by extolling the use of public transport, cycling and walking.” 

Tim said the event should attract visitors from all over the UK, and beyond, and hopefully the warm welcome they received on and off the buses would show Crawley in a favourable light. 

Metrobus’ contribution also includes free travel between 07.30 and 11.00 on Saturdays, to and from the parkrun on the 1, 23, and 200 when runners present their parkrun barcode. 

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