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Research: The impact of injury among Parkour/Freerunning athletes

Parkour UK have partnered with the Centre for Sports and Exercise and Medicine, Queen Mary University of London to explore why people take part in Parkour/Freerunning and the impact of injury among Parkour/Freerunning athletes.

As Parkour/Freerunning is a relatively new and rapidly expanding sport, at the moment there is very little currently known about the demographics and injury profiles of Parkour/Freerunning participants.

For these reasons we have decided to partner with Queen Mary University of London to explore this area of research, and for that we need your help.

We would like to invite our member organisations, our workforce and traceurs/traceuses/freeruners to complete an online survey which will take no more than 30 minutes to complete.

You will be asked simple questions about your involvement in Parkour/Freerunning, as well your sporting history, your motivation and commitment to Parkour/Freerunning, if you have had any injuries as a result of participating in Parkour/Freerunning and the impact these injuries may have had on you and your ability to take part in Parkour/Freerunning.

There has never been a better time to positively impact the continued growth and development of Parkour/Freerunning across the UK.  Therefore, we are really are encouraging everyone within the Parkour/Freerunning community, our member organisations and workforce to positively engage with, support and share this survey.

We are seeking a wide range of views and feedback to help us positive shape and inform this piece of reserach.