The organiser of a 5K community fun run in Salford says everyone is welcome to get involved.
Co-organiser Susan Glover, explained that the ParkRun is fully inclusive. People of all abilities are welcome to get involved.
She said: “It’s a great way to start a Saturday, it’s a fun activity on Saturday morning that everyone can get involved in.
“Parkrun is a fun and friendly community event, everyone is welcome whether they run, walk or volunteer.
“There is no time limit and no-one finishes last, we have a tail-walker for that!”
Parkrun is a free weekly event that sees runners complete a non competitive 5k run. Founded in 2004, it is held at 2,000 locations across 22 countries, and recently it has been brought to Peel Park in Salford.
The event is run by a core group of around 20 volunteers who occupy various roles from marshalling to being a timekeeper.
The event has upwards of 200 participants weekly. Two runners Robin and Mark have signed up to do the 5K run.
One of the runners, Mark explained: “I managed to get up for the Manchester Marathon”
“I saw this was a new Parkrun that had started so I thought I’d get down to it.
“I’m just gonna keep the legs ticking over in preparation for 26 miles tomorrow. I’m going to take it nice and slow today.”
Robin said: “I come from Lincolnshire. I’m doing the Marathon tomorrow and I saw this was a new event so hence why I’m here today.
“It’s not so much practice but just that I’m in the area. I do run everyday anyway, I’ve been doing running for about two years and so I thought this is where I’d do my running today.”
Runners gather in Peel Park at 9am every Saturday. It is open to all abilities whether you are a seasoned runner or looking to start out and get active.
Those looking to take part should register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register
For more information on how to join and what to do email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Facebook group here.