Runners take to historic home event

The Lytham Hall parkrun PIC: David Wood

The Lytham Hall parkrun PIC: David Wood

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The Lytham Hall parkrun event is now attracting between 80 and 180 people every Saturday morning.

The free 5k run is open to runners of all abilities.

The wonderful side of parkrun is that every accomplishment is celebrated equally

Since launching in late November, the event has seen a steady number of runners turning up in all weather to take part.

Club runners and novice runners have taken up the challenge.

Run director Kirsten Burnett said: “For many, parkrun is more than just a timed 5k run. It’s the opportunity to set yourself a challenge in a beautiful setting with like-minded people. Over the past five weeks we have seen so many levels of runners, from serious athletes finishing in 16 minutes, to complete novices who have completed it in over an hour.

“The wonderful side of parkrun is that every accomplishment is celebrated equally. Our ethos is to provide a supportive community that everyone can benefit from and we are just as thrilled to see beginner runners take on the course as we are with the incredible local athletes that attend.”

After the run, everyone is invited to the tea-rooms at Lytham Hall to refuel and meet their fellow runners.

Any runners wishing to take part in Lytham Hall parkrun will need to register first at www.parkrun.org.uk and print a barcode which needs to be taken to all events

For more information, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/lythamhall