Photo gallery: 400 runners celebrate Norwich Parkrun’s second birthday

Hundreds of runners in fancy dress sped around Eaton Park on Saturday morning to celebrate the second birthday of the event.

The 101st Eaton Parkrun had an Olympic theme and torch bearer, John Richardson from Dereham, was at the start line with around 400 runners with his Olympic flame.

Dressed as Superman, Steve Moseley, 45, completed the run for the fiftieth time.

He joked: 'Unfortunately the cape didn't do what Argos said it was going to do and make me faster.

'It was a lot harder running in costume, but for a free event it is absolutely fantastic.'

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The fastest runners sped around the three laps of the park in under 20 minutes, but for many of the 397 finishers, it was a day of celebration with fancy dress costumes out in force.

Organiser Richard Polley said: 'We were delighted with the turnout. Lots of people had a great time.'

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Runner Veronica Manly, 64, from Diss said: 'The run was brilliant.

'There was a really friendly atmosphere.

'It was just one of those days that couldn't be better.'

Martin Edgar, 28, a PE teacher at Easton College said: 'It was a really good atmosphere.

'It was the biggest crowd I have seen here.'

•The Parkrun is held every Saturday at 9am.

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