for new running events at Highbridge's Apex Park gather pace
are being sought to help organise a series of runs at Apex Park
in Highbridge to encourage healthy lifestyles.
series of free weekly community running events at Apex Park are
being introduced as part of a nationwide initiative to promote
health, as we first
reported here last month.
Harriers running club is overseeing the 5km runs which will be
held every Saturday morning at 9am from early in the new year
open to all.
Beale from Burnham Harriers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
event cannot happen without volunteers. We need as many people
as possible on our team in order that a rota system may be introduced.
The more people on the rota, the longer it takes for a turn to
come around. We cannot do it by ourselves, so we are looking for
other local organisations to help."
"Burnham Lions Club is already on board and approaches are
in hand to others. We need help in this venture from the community,
from organisations, families, friends to assist in marshalling,
time keeping and logging on a rotational basis."
To offer help, contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01934
732310, or Reg at email@example.com or on 01278784261.
Reg Huxtable added: "The runs are being launched as part
of the nationwide 'Parkrun' initiative. All runners will need
to register to get a free unique barcode via a national website,
then they'll be able to record their times after each run and
continuously improve their fitness and health."
runs will be free and are not competitive - they will be held
to help people improve their health and fitness. They will be
open to everyone, including those who wouldn't usually get involved
oversees many weekly, 5km timed runs across the UK. "These
events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage
people of every ability to take part; from those taking their
first steps in running, to Olympians; from juniors to those with
more experience; we welcome you all," said a spokesman.
Funds have already been given to the project by Burnham &
Highbridge Town Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset
County Council, who in total have provided £3,700 to achieve
the costs for start-up.