There are now 4 Park Runs in the North East. For those who haven’t discovered these great events they are weekly 5 km races that take place in the local park. They are free to take part and organised completely by volunteers. To take part you simply sign up online print of a bar code and then simply turn up ready to run at 9am on Saturday morning. You can do as many or as few as you like. You run will be timed and the results on the website by about lunchtime on the Saturday.
Park Run’s are ideal to use as a time trial to see how training is going, or to get you out of bed and out running on aSaturday morning. They are also a low key way of doing an event. All the events are full of friendly enthusiastic runners.
The current North East venues are Exhibition Park in Newcastle, Albert Park, Middlesbrough, Graham Sports Centre, Durham, Silksworth Sports Complex, Sunderland.
Click through from here to have a more detailed look at the courses, results or to register.