Parkrun launches in Southam
A NEW parkrun that has launched in Southam is going from strength-to-strength.
Almost 80 runners took part in the inaugural 5km run or walk around the grounds of Dallas Burston Polo Club in the town.
Since its launch last month, the new parkrun has gone from strength-to-strength each week, with almost 200 participants in its latest outing.
Event directors Claire Newman and Lisa Jay said: “We have been overwhelmed by the local support and it’s great seeing so many smiling faces each week.
“We have had many people do their first ever parkrun with us, it’s a real mix of participants our youngest being four and the oldest in their late 70s.
“We’ve also been able to give four local students the opportunity to volunteer with us as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
“We both look forward to it providing a great opportunity to volunteer, run, walk or jog 5km over the winter months and beyond.”
The event takes place every Saturday, starting at 9am in the grounds of the Dallas Burston Polo Club.
It’s completely free, but those wanting to take part need to register and bring a printed barcode.
For more information visit: www.parkrun.org.uk/dallasburstonpoloclub.