A popular running event in Gorleston just reached a staggering milestone.

Joggers and sprinters embraced the February chill on Saturday, February 10 as the Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun celebrated its 700th event.

Since its first event in 2009 - and the first Parkrun to be set up in Norfolk - more than 14,000 people have crossed the finishing line on the promenade. 

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Records continue to be broken at the 5K, as Tyler Bilyard achieved a personal best in December, with a mind blowing 14:54.

The women's record still stands at an impressive 16:46, which was set by Danielle Nimmock in March 2018.

But as regular participants know, the glory of crossing the finishing line would be not possible without the 780 volunteers, who have braved all the elements and cheered on the fresh-faced runners over the past 15 years.

Eastern Daily Press: Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun run director Chris Harbord. Picture - Gorleston Cliffs ParkrunGorleston Cliffs Parkrun run director Chris Harbord. Picture - Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun (Image: Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun)Saturday's landmark event was attended by 402 people, with run director Chris Harbord in attendance for a celebratory photo on the promenade.

Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. The event is always free and contains two laps, starting by the park on Marine Parade.

For more information, visit Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun on Facebook.