We have news of a different kind of running activity you might like to try! Paul Taylor at Bertrams is one of the directors of his new local parkrun held at Brundall Countryside Park. He tells us more about this worldwide activity…
“Some background might be useful as not everyone has heard of parkrun so the following is from their website:
“parkrun organise free, weekly, 5 kilometre timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.
Using the events page, select the event you are most interested in and review all the information about the course, local news items, the photo gallery and information about volunteering. Also, take a look at the extensive results page where you will find an incredible amount of information about your past performance”
The only thing I cannot see here is that the local events are all completely run & organised by volunteers.”
Paul adds in his update from earlier this week:
” We had 110 for the first run (these always tend to be bigger than normal) and 50 on Saturday [27th June – Ed].
Encouragingly we had around 10 completely new parkrunners both times and lots of really nice comments.”
This sounds like a fun, social run without the need for joining a running club. For more information and details of events near you, have a look at the parkrun UK website.
Thanks for letting know about parkrun, Paul and good luck with running future events at Brundall!