Wepre parkrun goes from strength to strength
Parkrun the Saturday morning running event which has now become a global sensation hit new heights in Wepre Park last week with a record number of runners taking part in the 5km run.
The inaugural Wepre parkrun took place in May, since then the number of people taking part has swelled to a record 140 last week, the highest number in the four weeks since the start of the events.
Parkruns take place on Saturday mornings all over the world including, Australia, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the United States, Italy, France, Camp Bastion and of course Deeside!
Robert Mackey Wepre parkrun Event Director told us:
“Four weeks in and four successful runs! Wepre parkrun just gets better and better.
It is great to see so many people turning out each week and all of them achieving so much.
Most important of all they do it with a smile, they are clearly enjoying the running.
Special thanks goes to the team of dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard to make Wepre parkrun what it is, an enjoyable and friendly weekly challenge.”
The very first parkruns started in Bushy Park, Teddington in 2004, with amateur runners racing against themselves to beat personal best times over 2km or 5km, today more than 1.5 million runners participate across the globe.
The Wepre parkrun starts every Saturday at 9:00am
Taking part is free but runners have to register before their first run.
Find out more about the Wepre parkrun click here: parkrun.org.uk/wepre/ Facebook Page here
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