HUMBER BRIDGE PARKRUN
On Saturday, 7 June 2014 the inaugural Humber Bridge parkrun proved extremely successful with 208 runners taking part at the Humber Bridge Country Park. The run which comprises three laps of the Country Park saw runners from across the East Riding of Yorkshire along with many visitors from across the country. In total runners from 33 different athletics clubs took part along with many first time and unattached runners.
Event Director Helen Penn said: “After nearly six months of planning, I am delighted that the Humber Bridge parkrun is now a reality. It was fantastic to see so many runners involved and we hope the success of the event will now spread and we can welcome many more runners to the Country Park in the coming weeks and months”.
parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run which is open to all ages and abilities and is run by local volunteers and supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Sport, Play and Arts service. It takes place at 9am every Saturday morning and can be used as a beginner’s way back into getting fit and healthy, all the way to an advanced athlete wanting to use the run as a training method.
The timing of the event allows all involved to monitor improvement and challenge themselves every time they take part. Results and statistics are posted on the website shortly after the event which enables runners to monitor their success, progression and improvements.
Councillor Richard Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture said: “I welcome this event to the East Riding; it is a great tool for encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle”.
Across the UK, there are now over 260 events taking place each week and the Humber Bridge Country Park is the latest run to be accepted as an official parkrun UK event.