Sedgefield parkrun suspended,
along with every other parkrun
But it has now been established for eight years, going from strength to strength, introducing new people to running every week.
About four years ago, it was joined by Sedgefield junior parkrun, for runners aged four to 14. It also takes place in Hardwick Park, over a 2km route on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Like the Saturday event, junior parkrun has been made possible thanks to the many volunteers, who have given up their time to give young people an invaluable opportunity to get active.
Recently, Sedgefield junior parkrun celebrated its 200th event and can boast some great statistics. 2,017 individual runners have completed the Sedgefield event, with an average of 77 each week (and a highest attendance of 161), meaning that 15,333 junior parkruns have been completed in total.
The average run time is 13 minutes and four seconds and in the 200 Sedgefield junior parkruns, a total distance of 30,666km has been run, jogged or walked by young people from the town and surrounding area.
Taking part in Sedgefield junior parkrun is completely free, so when normal life is resumed you will be able to register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register.
We will always need plenty of marshals to put on a safe and well managed run for young people, so volunteers are very welcome too. Information on the website at www.parkrun.org.uk/sedgefield-juniors.