Catterick parkrun celebrate first anniversary

Runners at the start line of Catterick parkrun.

Hundreds of people took part in the first anniversary Catterick parkrun at the weekend.

The event, which is held at 9am every Saturday morning at Catterick Racecourse, saw runners of all ages and abilities get involved in the celebratory event.

Among those taking part was Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, staff and students from Risedale School, Gurkha soldiers and parkrun regulars.

The race got off to a wet start but runners were in good spirits.

The anniversary was celebrated with cake and refreshments.

Gary Morley, family support advisor at Risedale College, encouraged staff and students to take part.

He said: “It was a good turn out for Risedale and we can’t thank the Catterick parkrun enough for all their support.

“I hope that our students will come along again and keep running at this fantastic community event.”

The first Risedale pupil across the line was year 11 pupil Lewis Moore who finished in 14th place overall. The teenager runs for Richmond and Zetland Harriers.

First time park runner Mark Whitehead, year 10, finished his race and then rejoined later to encourage our last Risedale runner across the line, Archie Mann, year 8.

Selina Brierley, Risedale’s head of PE, said: “It was lovely to see our students working together supporting one another and they all clapped and cheered as they came over the line one-by-one.

“It was great to take part.”
Risedale staff and students at Catterick parkrun.
Richmond MP Rishi Sunak at Catterick parkrun.
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