Junior parkrun still being held despite barrier, say organisers

The barrier on the path.

The weekly junior parkrun is still being held in Richmond despite work taking place on the route, organisers say.

The run takes place from the station yard behind The Station every Sunday.

Jeanette Kendall, one of the organisers, said: “At present, the council have put metal fences along the route and cordoned parts of it off so to anyone passing by, it might look as though the area is out of bounds.

“We have been down and checked it out though and there is still plenty of space for the run to take place.

“We’ve contacted the council to find out how long the works will take place, what they’re doing and whether there will be any further disruption but as yet, haven’t heard back from them.

“Unfortunately we had to cancel the event last Sunday as we didn’t have enough volunteers and we’re concerned that people may think it’s not running whilst the works take place.

“This isn’t the case though, we’re very much looking forward to welcoming runners again this Sunday and every week afterwards.”

Details can be found https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thestationyard-juniors/ on the website.

The start and finish are on the grassed area behind the car parks at The Station.

A briefing and warm up is held at around 8.55am with the run setting off at 9am.

It’s a free event for anyone aged four to 14.

Everyone is welcome and supported, and you can run with or without a parent/carer.

The route has ten marshals along and there is a tail walker at the back to help out if needed.