Giant inflatable obstacle course Gung-Ho! arrives in Norwich

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott)

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott) - Credit: Archant

You might be a fan of ParkRun, or simply love jogging by the river. But today, Norwich's runners are being treated to a 5k with a difference.

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott)

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott) - Credit: Archant

Gung-Ho! - a 5k running event complete with an inflatable obstacle course and waterslide - arrived in the city's Earlham Park this morning.

The event, at UEA, ran from 9am to 2pm and saw participants run, jump, and bounce across 10 giant inflatable obstacles, as it was held in Norwich for the first time.

Gung-Ho! is open to all, from the seriously fit to those looking for some serious fun.

And while the day started out with showers, the sun came out by midday, with runners cooling off as they skidded down the giant waterslide that finished off the course.

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott)

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott) - Credit: Archant


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One family travelled from King's Lynn to take part, with four runners and two supporters. They said the trip was worth it.

Jennifer Neville said the best bit was the obstacles.

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'Finn's been on the last one about five times while we've been in the queue.'

Ryan Smith added: 'It's a great thing for Norwich, it'd be good if it came back.'

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott)

Gung-Ho! at Norwich's Earlham Park (Picture: Geri Scott) - Credit: Archant

Another had been fundraising for Children in Need, John, Ella, Max and Adam Chapman and Daisy Woodgate raised around £100 for the charity,

John Chapman said: 'The organisation today has been good. We've had to queue for a few things but we've known where we're going and what we're doing.

'We've had a really fun day.'

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott

Runners at the Gung-Ho! 5k in Norwich. Photo: Geri Scott - Credit: Archant

The finish line. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

The finish line. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstac

Thousands of people turned out to Earlham Park to test their stamina on a Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course. Picture: Chris Payne Images - Credit: Archant

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