On Saturday at 9.00am QECP experienced its first Park Run, along with 139 runners and many helpers.  Park Run is the name given to a collection of 5km runs that take place every week in many differ countries around the world.

They are free to enter and welcome runners of any ability. Entrants are required to register on-line for a unique number and to print their own bar code before taking part. Individual results are then uploaded on-line by volunteers.

Saturdays event was well rehearsed and went without a hitch. As it was the first race the winners now have the course record for at least one week!

Peter. J Collins, recently moved to these parts from Wales, was the male winner in a time of 18 minutes 45 seconds. And Elizabeth Hedley was the female winner in 20.33.

may13 162A total of 37 clubs were represented on the day and one individual was presented with an award for completing 50 different Park Runs. After the race was over the majority of runners retired to the café for tea and cakes.

For more information about this weekly event at QECP, or Park Runs in general go too www.parkrun.org.uk/queenelizabeth