The increasing popularity of parkrun was clearly on show at the weekend with record-breaking attendances at the weekend for five Midlands parkruns.
Record Breaking Attendances At Midlands parkruns
Braunstone, Walsall Arboretum and Wolverhampton posted record attendances on Saturday 12 March with newcomer Rosliston setting a mark. However, not to be outdone by the adults, the Cannon Hill Junior parkrun had the highest turnout for their event on the Sunday.
Walsall Arboretum had something extra to celebrate, as this was the fourth anniversary of their parkrun. They marked the occasion in several ways including donations to their chosen charity, the National Amyloidosis Centre; cakes from Aldridge Running Club and presentations by the Mayor of Walsall.
These impressive levels of attendance show the friendliness, accessibility and inclusiveness of the events, open to runners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The free, timed 5k runs for adults and 2k runs for juniors (4 to 14 years) take place every weekend in a safe, controlled environment. From newcomers to seasoned club runners, the aim is to promote health and fitness across the UK.
More information about parkrun is available on the parkrun website.
Photo courtesy Ron Reynolds, Aldridge Running Club.