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Christmas spirit shown at Thetford parkrun

PUBLISHED: 10:55 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 23 December 2017

Darren Pipe and Geoff Herschell at Thetford parkun. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Darren Pipe and Geoff Herschell at Thetford parkun. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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The spirit of Christmas was on show at the Thetford parkrun.

Runners get into the festive spirit in fancy dress. Picture: Rebecca MurphyRunners get into the festive spirit in fancy dress. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Santa and Rudolph, elves and an array of Christmas jumpers and dresses were some of the many outfits worn by the runners and walkers.

The Saturday morning event was kicked-off with festive music provided by the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band Runners before the 176 participants took on the 5km course around Abbey Meadows.

Melanie Sturman, Thetford parkrun director, said 2017 has been a success.

“It has gone really well ,” she said. “What we have seen this year is an increase in families. We anticipate with our Christmas Day and New Year’s Day events this will be our fourth year that we have done 54 events.”

Thetford parkrun particpant Sarah Andrews dressed for Christmas. Picture: Rebecca MurphyThetford parkrun particpant Sarah Andrews dressed for Christmas. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

A Thetford parkrun attendance record of 257 was also set this year.

A parkrun will be held at 9am on Christmas Day and New Years day. All are welcome.

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