Runners celebrate three years of Catton Parkrun

Catton Park run celebrates it's thrid birthday, 5k run at Catton Park. Photo: Rob Colman

Catton Park run celebrates it's thrid birthday, 5k run at Catton Park. Photo: Rob Colman - Credit: Archant

To celebrate a local parkrun's third birthday, runners donned their finest fancy dress and headed out to complete the 5K event.

If you were out in Catton Park this morning, you may have been greeted by an unexpected sight, as runners dressed as crayons, cheerleaders and chefs made their way through the area.

These creatively dressed runners, whose fancy dress was themed around the letter 'C' for Catton, were celebrating Catton Parkrun's third birthday, as well as marking 12 years of national parkruns.

Former Olympian Paul Evans, who competed in the Atlanta and Barcelona Olympics in the 10,000m track final, was on hand to kick off the special race which had a record attendance of 315 people.

Prizes were given out at the end of the 5k run for the best dressed, and cakes and refreshments were provided courtesy of the Friends of Catton Park. The run itself was won by John Scoggins.

Catton Parkrun was set up with the support of Broadland District Council and Active Norfolk. It is part of a national programme of over 400 volunteer-organised parkruns with more than a million runners having taken part since 2004, and a global event with Saturday morning runs in 14 countries.

• The popular run takes place every Saturday at 9am in the park and is free to attend for all ages and abilities. For more information and to register visit

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