Exmouth Parkrun is back with a bang
- Credit: Exmouth Parkrun
The Exmouth Parkrun has finally returned after the very long Covid-enforced break and it was a brilliant event.
Incredibly, it has been 70 weekends since the last Parkrun and a joyful 327 participants ran, jogged and walked the course, with Olympian Jo Pavey among the runners.
Toby Oury recorded the lead time with 16:56, followed by Pavey on 17:28 and Jon Dobel on 17:36.
Leading up to the event, Parkrun UK said: “We know how much the return of parkrun has been anticipated by so many. And we know just how much it is needed. Whilst we are obviously delighted that so many thousands more people will be able to enjoy the parkrun experience once again, we know the job isn’t quite done yet.
“As an organisation, we won’t be satisfied until all events around the world restart. So, whilst it is right that we celebrate the return of parkrun in England, we are mindful of those who are still not able to participate at an event near them.
“If you are walking, jogging, running, or volunteering, please keep in mind that it’s been a long time since our teams delivered events, so it’s possible (and perfectly acceptable) that things might be a little rusty. Please be patient, and in the true spirit of parkrun, be kind to one another.”
In that spirit, a massive thank-you from all Parkrun participants to the amazing Exmouth volunteers, who make this special event possible.