Keep on running

This week's extraordinary rescue mission of the trapped miners in Chile has captured the world's imagination and left everyone feeling very inspired.

It's hard to imagine just how difficult it must have been for the 33 miners stranded half a mile underground. The images of the survivors surfacing to an emotional reunion with loved ones after 70 days being trapped, goes to show the incredible lengths that the human spirit will endure in the face of adversity.

Amongst the survivors was Edison Pena, who earned himself the nickname 'the runner'. According to reports, Edison coped with the ordeal by running up to 10km every day up and down the mines.

Running is proven to lift the mood, help the mind to focus and give people a sense of purpose and achievement. So it's no surprise that Edison found solace in running to get him through such testing conditions.

A real inspiration. And talking of running in the dark…

If you're feeling spurred on by Edison's efforts, why not consider signing up to the Parkinson's 10K Spooky Sprint?

Taking place on 30 October, at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham, the Halloween-themed run will take place in the evening (all runners will be provide with a free head torch!).

All money raised will support our vital work and help improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. Get in touch with our Events team at for more information on how to get involved. Or you can register online.

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