"I had bariatric surgery in June 2017 and have lost nearly 12 stone with the last 3 being helped by parkrun. I suffer from anxiety and found it hard to get into any activity but everyone was so welcoming and supportive. It feels like a community/family. I even had a group of wonder women help me get under the 40 minute finishing times on the last run of 2019 as they knew it was my goal. I also like to volunteer at least once a month so I can give back the support I received."