Would people want a weekly free 5k event for runners/joggers in Barry?

I've recently started running and I've discovered an organisation called Parkrun who organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs. The runs are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. (can you tell that I took that from their website!)

The closest ones to Barry are held in Cardiff or Porthcawl. They are looking for new venues and I think it would be great to have this in Barry.

They need local volunteers to get it off the ground and support it on an ongoing basis. It would also need £3000 sponsorship from local organisations which Parkrun will match to cover equipment, training etc.


I'd like to know if people are interested in this. I'd be willing to take it forward if some other people will help :)

Thanks, Sarah
edited on Jun 11, 2013 by SarahJ

Barry Ideas Bank Jun 12, 2013

What a great idea.
We know that Nicky Palmer Fitness already do some great stuff with their gym classes on the seafront at Barry island and the Knapp -http://www.nickypalmerfitness.co.uk/

This idea would realy highlight the quality of Barry's outdoor offering - especially Porthkerry
Anyone else have any ideas?

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Andy Green Jun 18, 2013

Sarah - if you email me at andy@andygreencreativity.com I might be able to put your plans in touch with 1 or 2 potential sponsors I know

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