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Watergrove parkrun reaches 1 year anniversary
- 27 May 2015
The parkrun is part of the successful Link4Life activ8teme programme. activ8teme Co-ordinator, Sarah Shard said ''The activ8teme programme has been a huge success. Since it was launched in September 2013, almost 5,000 people have taken part in fitness and sports sessions throughout the borough. Over 100 different sessions have been delivered and there has been very positive feedback from the local people who have benefitted from this."
parkrun, now in its 11th year, was the idea of founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, who started the first event at Bushy Park in London, then known as a time trial. There are now over 250 events both in the UK and internationally. This is the only parkrun in Rochdale and is supported by Link4Life's activ8teme athletics programme. Link4Life offered financial support to cover the initial set up costs for the parkrun and also offered practical volunteer assistance on a weekly basis to support the event.
For information about local activ8teme sessions contact Sarah Shard at Link4Life on 01706 926239 or visit www.link4life.org/activ8teme .