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Celebrating 100 great parkruns for youngsters in Bury St Edmunds

Superheroes, fairies and onesies of all colours and designs brightened up a dismal Sunday as Bury St Edmunds Junior Park Run celebrated its 100th event.

Some 51 runners took part and completed the two kilometre course on Moreton Hall which is free to young people between four and 14.

First finishers were Seb Melero in 7.45 minutes and Elodie Barnard in 8.53.

As well as fun attire there was cake, sweets and Lego cards, the latter courtesy of Sainsbury’s.

During the 100 events some 234 wristbands for marathon and half marathon distances have been handed out and on Sunday Josie Frankland received her marathon band for her 21st run and Imogen Hill received her half marathon for her 11 runs.

There were 22 volunteers helping out on the day to mark something that is very much a family occasion with parents often running with the juniors.

Bury St Edmunds Junior Park Run celebrates 100th staging ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (4775148)
Bury St Edmunds Junior Park Run celebrates 100th staging ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (4775148)

Steve Neumann who, along with Hannah Jewers began the event two years ago, said: “ We were really pleased with the way it’s working. We’ve developed a really good social community and have got to know a lot of parents so there’s a real camaraderie.”

The event has 1,057 people registered and a total of 13,842 km have been completed.

The junior Park Run is staged every Sunday at Ten Acre Field off Symonds Road and is free to enter. First time runners must register.

For more see www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds-juniors

  • See this Friday's Bury Free Press newspaper for a full spread of pictures.

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