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19th Jan, 2022

New Southam Parkrun gains ground

A NEW Parkrun is gaining ground in Southam.

Almost 80 runners took part in the inaugural 5km run or walk around the grounds of the Dallas Burston Polo Club.

Since the launch in October, the event has been going from strength to strength each week with almost 200 participants joining the latest run.

Event directors Claire Newman and Lisa Jay said: “We have been overwhelmed by the local support and it’s great seeing so many smiling faces each week.

“We have had many people do their first ever parkrun with us, it’s a real mix of participants our youngest being 4 and the oldest in their late 70s.

“We’ve also been able to give four local students the opportunity to volunteer with us as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. We both look forward to it providing a great opportunity to volunteer, run, walk or jog 5km over the winter months and beyond.”

The event takes place every Saturday at 9am in the grounds of the Dallas Burston Polo Club at Stoneythorpe Estate.

It is free to join but registration is required.

Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/dallasburstonpoloclub for more details.

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