Hundreds of people have descended on Seaclose Park in Newport to mark Medina Park Run’s big birthday this morning (Saturday).

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As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the event’s organisers were hoping to beat the current record for the number of people taking part (400) in celebration of the 400th run.

Founder Ray Scovell says they have smashed that target, with almost 500 people lacing up their running shoes to take on the 5 kilometer course today.

Ray told Isle of Wight Radio:

“I set Park Run up nearly eight years ago with a few friends like Steve Duff – who came on-board and set the courses up with me – and from then on it’s just grown enormously. Today, we have just under 500 runners so we’re quite amazed really.

“It’s not a race, it’s a run – and I think that’s what the whole community likes about it…

It’s a social run and people just enjoy it.”

Listen to Ray Scovell’s interview in full:

 

Watch Isle of Wight Radio’s Oliver Dyer at the 400th Medina Park Run:

The 400th Park Run is now over! We’ve caught up with a few of those involved…

Gepostet von Isle of Wight Radio am Samstag, 16. März 2019

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Founder, Ray Scovell.

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