Several hundred runners - both regular athletes and amateurs alike - landed at Craigavon City Park last weekend keen to take part in the ParkRun.

Runners set off at the starting line of Saturday's ParkRun event.
Runners set off at the starting line of Saturday's ParkRun event.

Craigavon’s ParkRun event has been drawing in runners from across the borough - with around 350 
runners participating last 
Saturday.

The hugely successful ParkRun event, which offers free 5k timed runs, is organised by volunteers every Saturday morning and takes place at Craigavon City 
Park.

'Couch to 5K' participants set out on their first timed run.

'Couch to 5K' participants set out on their first timed run.

Volunteers and runners alike meet at 9:30am each Saturday to be a part of this energetic initiative and, 
last week, they were 
joined by an extra 200 people as part of Armagh City, 
Banbridge and Craigavon Borough
 Council’s ‘NHS Couch 
to 5k’.

The ‘NHS Couch to 5k’ plan is designed to get people off the coach - and gradually work them up to 
running 5k or for half an hour, in just nine 
weeks.

For more details on the weekly ParkRun event or 
to get involved, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/citypark or find ‘City Park parkrun, Craigavon’ on 
Facebook.