Residents invited to get involved with Pendle’s ‘Parkrun’


Novice runners and budding Olympians are invited to take part in a new park run.

Aimed at people of all abilities, the weekly event is set to take place at Colne’s Alkincoat’s Park from early spring.

The venue will be one of over 200 to be hosting a “Parkrun” - an international movement that organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world.

Coun. Nadeem Ahmed, Pendle Council’s executive member for parks and recreation, said: “Parkrun is really taking off across the UK and it would be wonderful to see it happen in Pendle too.

“We have been really fortunate to get the funding to set it up.

“But we now need people to come forward to volunteer to make it happen.”

Anybody interested in helping with the new event can attend a meeting on Tuesday at 7pm at Colne and Nelson Rugby Clubhouse.