Portsmouth junior parkrun to celebrate first anniversary in style

YOUNG runners at tomorrow's Eastney junior parkrun will be celebrating the event's first birthday in style '“ by running the race dressed as their favourite superheroes.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 6:05 am

More than 70 runners aged between four and 14 are expected to take on the 2km course, which starts at 10am in Bransbury Park, Eastney, Portsmouth.

Part of the national parkrun UK initiative, the events are free, safe and easy to take part in.

The Eastney parkrun has attracted nearly 3,600 entries over the 49 events which took place last year, the biggest single attendance being 124.

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Denyse King, of Portsmouth City Council’s public health team, said: ‘These runs are all about participation, fun and enjoyment.

‘Some of the younger children run with their parents, but many run on their own, and some will be looking to improve their personal best time each week.’

All new participants need to register beforehand by visiting the Eastney parkrun website: parkrun.org.uk/eastney-juniors/