Laura Gale reports: For those of you who are addicted to the 5k weekly wake-up call on a Saturday morning, another fairly local parkrun started up on Saturday. A friend of mine was helping to set it up, so I said i’d go along to boost numbers.
The route is around Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch. A very pretty course twice around a duck filled lake on pathways. Other local club runners were warming up, and I saw a few familiar faces from Cannon Hill parkrun.
There were 120 runners in the end, and proudly wearing my Bournville vest I amazingly crossed the finish line as 1st lady in 22.52. Free coffee and croissants in the visitors centre was a great reward. Well organised, scenic and very friendly.