Runners set off in the Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event. Picture: Keith Woodland (140821-24)

Picture special: Runners and volunteers at the latest Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun

Runners from across the UK have been gradually returning to parkrun courses following its resumption a little more than four weeks ago.

By Lewis Mason
Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 10:13 am

Events in England were given the green light to start again on July 24 after a prolonged absence because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some courses have seen a dip in numbers with those remaining wary of the threat of the Covid-19 spread.

However, great numbers have still returned to take on the parkrun 5k events on a Saturday morning.

Last weekend, Portsmouth Lakeside had 194 finishers complete the event, with Julian Manning the first of those home in a time of 17mins 33sec. It was a little way down on the course record of 429 to make it home in a single event.

Nevertheless, parkrun UK is back and photographer Keith Woodland took a trip down to Portsmouth Lakeside to capture some of the runners and volunteers last weekend. See if you can spot yourself in our picture gallery.

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