I've just heard a GP on the PM programme mention in passing that parkrun is not accessible to all socioeconomic groups. He was discussing the opioid crisis and how the means of getting fit, such as parkrun, are not available to everyone.
I know this is not a parkrun forum, but I was shocked, and I wondered what others feel? Obviously parkrun is free, there are hundreds of locations, etc., so I imagine that this is a perceived social barrier. Surely not everyone on here who enjoys parkrun is middle class? I am genuinely horrified that something so easy to do could be exclusive. How can we extend our reach?
I'd really like other people's input. My interest, outside of being a human being and believing that we all deserve the best of everything (wishy-washy liberal blah blah...) is that I am setting up a parkrun and I hope it will be as inclusive as possible.
I hope this post is acceptable. If not, I'm sorry, mods, and please delete.