Get fit at new 5km run event

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A community running event which has swept the UK will be hitting Thetford next week.

Parkrun aims to get people fit and active with a 5km run once a week.

Abbey Meadows will host the event every Saturday from February 23 at 9am and is open to all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes.

Participants need to register on to enter.

Breckland Council is backing the run.

Lynda Turner, from Breckland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this type of event.

“It’s a fantastic way of committing yourself to a weekly programme of exercise in a way that’s great fun, motivational and with a distance of just 5km.”

For more information, call Melanie Floyd on 07702 493492 or email