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It was Sittingbourne Parkrun's seventh birthday on Saturday (25th February) with event number 290 and a celebration with cheers, cake and coffee.
Parkrun legend, 82 year old John Waterman, completed his 250th parkrun milestone as part of the celebrations.
Since the event started there has been 6,480 participants with a whopping 8,896 personal bests recorded. All made possible by 752 volunteers including four legged friends Bertie, Milo, Mollie and Blue to name a few.
Yvonne Crawford, Sittingbourne's Event Director, told SFM News: “Parkrun is a great way to keep fit and be part of a community. We were pleased to be able to celebrate our seventh birthday in style with cheers, cake and, thanks to parkrun’s sponsorship with De’Longhi, their coffee van which has been visiting events across the country since 2022.”
Yvonne added: “We mustn’t forget our hi viz heroes, without whom we couldn’t have put on such an event, and of course without our participants there would be no parkrun! We are already planning for our next milestone event our 300th parkrun on 6th May 2023!”
The free 5km event takes place at Milton Creek Country Park every Saturday at 9:00am and is designed for people of all ages and abilities – including walkers, as there is now a new parkwalk volunteer role.
It's all made possible by more than a dozen volunteers each week and they are always looking for new volunteers. Full details can be found on their website: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sittingbourne
The local Parkrun was set up in February 2016 and regularly sees around 150 people take part every week here in Sittingbourne.
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