Popular Thetford Parkrun to celebrate fourth anniversary

The 200th Park Run in Thetford, held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford, held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Get your running shoes on and help Thetford Parkrun celebrate its fourth anniversary.

The 200th Park Run in Thetford Held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford Held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The weekly event, which is held at Abbey Meadows every Saturday morning, will celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, February 25.

In 2013, Melanie Floyd set up the park run to encourage people to get active. She said she never imagined it would have become so popular.

'It is great and is going from strength to strength,' she said. 'It is really popular and to be fair I thought it would probably fizzle out. But we have good numbers and we have good initiatives too.'

Ms Floyd said she hopes people will put on their fancy dress gear for the event and is asking people to bring along cakes to celebrate.

The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

She added: 'I am excited this year as usually I am run director but someone is doing that so I can take part.'

The park run starts at 9am and is free. Runners and walkers are welcome. For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/thetford/

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The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200th Park Run in Thetford held in November 2016. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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