PEGWELL BAY PARK RUNNERS ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT WATER SAFETY
The Park Run community is without doubt one of the friendliest and vibrant community running groups that helps people of all abilities to get out out on a Saturday morning to enjoy some fitness. On Saturday (2nd November) our team were very lucky to be able to pop down to The Pegwell Bay Park Run and hold a Water Safety Pop-Up stand.
The overall objective of the Pop-Up stand was to help support and share the Royal Lifesaving Societies (RLSS) ‘Runners and Walkers’ Water Safety campaign week which starts on Monday 4th November and runs through until 8th November.
RLSS indicate that tragically over 300 people unnecessarily lost their lives to drowning in the UK whilst running or walking by the water between 2012–2016. Each year on average over 60 people a year lose their life to drowning as a result of Running or Walking near water. Taking a few safety precautions and having a plan should things go wrong is definitely worthwhile. Just taking your mobile phone with you and telling someone your route could help in an emergency.
It was fabulous to chat to the Park Runners who were all very engaging and interested in improving their water safety and overall drowning prevention knowledge. We would like to thank the Pegwell Bay Park Run Team for allowing us to attend their fabulous Saturday morning event and chat to runners, supporters and volunteers. Well done to all the runners for such a great effort on this blustery morning. We were very fortunate with the weather and that the rain held off until we had packed away.
The Runners and Walkers Drowning Prevention and Water Safety campaign begins on Monday 4th November, why not use the #runnersandwalkers on your social media channels and help share these critical safety messages? For more informtion on downloading Runners and Walkers social media imaginery
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