September 5th, 2016

Crowds turn out for first ever Stratford Parkrun event

Updated: 9:47 am, Feb 23, 2016

YOUNG and old came out in force for the first ever Stratford Parkrun.

People of all ages hit the Recreation Ground on Saturday (February 20) for the popular running event.

They were even joined by Stratford District Council chairman, Mike Gittus, who was arguably the best-dressed as he ran the three-lap 5K course wearing full council garb.

And while some chose to take the event more seriously than others, there were smiles on everyone’s faces as they crossed the finish line.

The free run, which is open to all ages and abilities, is designed to give people the chance to enjoy their natural surroundings while improving their health and fitness.

It is set to take place every Saturday from 9am with participants able to register online at www.parkrun.org.uk until the night before their first run.

They will then be given a barcode, which is printed out, brought to the race and produced at the end so each individual’s performance can be recorded.

Organisers still keen for people to sign up as volunteers and marshals.

Email stratforduponavonhelpers@parkrun.com for further information.

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