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[Google] Parkour expert says free-running not to blame for horror injuries of Tunbridge ... - Kent and Sussex Courier

Kent and Sussex Courier

Parkour expert says free-running not to blame for horror injuries of Tunbridge ...

Kent and Sussex Courier

A leading figure in the free-running community has said parkour was not to blame for the horrific injuries suffered by a Tunbridge Wells schoolboy last weekend. Fifteen year old Rhune Haffenden is recovering in hospital after he fell 40ft from the Pret ...

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A leading figure in the free-running community has said parkour was not to blame for the horrific injuries suffered by a Tunbridge Wells schoolboy last weekend.

Fifteen year old Rhune Haffenden is recovering in hospital after he fell 40ft from the Pret A Manger building in Tunbridge Wells and broke his leg, collar bone and spine, as well as suffering a punctured lung last Friday night.

The teen sometimes practiced free running, but the chairman of the Parkour UK, Eugene Minogue, has said the incident was not a result of Rhune practising the sport.

Mr Minogue said: "Firstly, we'd like to extend our thoughts to Rhune and. his family and wish him a speedy and full recovery from his injuries sustained in the incident he was involved in.

"The sport aims to build confidence, determination, self-discipline and self-reliance, and responsibility for one's actions. It encourages humility, respect for others and for one's environment, self-expression, community spirit, and the importance of play, discovery and safety at all times."

He added: "Parkour/Freerunning does not and should not to be practised at on roof tops, but can and ideally should be practised in the outdoor environment. Parkour/Freerunning is a sport that needs and requires the same dedication, discipline and attention as any other sport."

After the accident, Rhune's father Ashley Haffenden, 50, from Bexhill-on-Sea, told the Courier: "For that few seconds of thrill you kill yourself and think of the pain you are causing your friends and family who you leave behind. Is it really worth it? I believe parents are ignorant of what their children do. I want this publicised as much as possible. If it can stop just one kid, it might save their life."

 

 

Find ich ziemlich wild, dass sie den kompletten Namen und unverpixeltes Bild von dem Jungen im Spitalsbett publishen... habe die andere (Boulevard-) Berichterstattung in den UK nicht mitbekommen, schätze die sind ziemlich abgegangen, aber erstmalig dass mir ParkourUK (und damit meine ich nicht allgemein Parkour in UK, sondern die Vertreter-Organisation) positiv auffällt.

 

edit: das dürfte der Bericht davor sein

 

He had been free running, an ever-growing pursuit also known as parkour, in which people use any part of the urban environment to climb, run and jump and which sees them taking heightened risks for thrills.

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She added: "If they can read in the Courier what happens and have a look at the pictures they can see that it can change your life forever, it could kill you. It's absolute craziness. It has become so popular – police said it's rife out there – and these boys think it is great but they don't realise the injuries if it goes on."

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