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Mildenhall High Town Council mulls plans for a parkrun in Jubilee Fields




It's strictly not a race, but Mildenhall could be catching up its neighbours in Brandon and Bury St Edmunds by starting its own parkrun.

Thousands take part in the free 5km runs, which are held at 9am every Saturday morning in parks across the country.

There is now a plan in place to start a parkrun in Mildenhall, comprised of three laps of Jubilee Fields.

Jubilee Fields in Mildenhall
Jubilee Fields in Mildenhall

Stephen Pretty, a former director of Bury parkrun who now plays a role in establishing runs, told Mildenhall High Town Council of the intention on Thursday, January 30.

He said Abbeycroft Leisure had helped raise the £3,000 needed to cover costs. There is now a push to find enough local volunteers to ensure the first few events can go ahead.

If the council back the scheme and proposals go to plan, the first event could run in early summer.


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