Alanna Ives and Kelly Lawton, members of St George parkrun.
Alanna Ives and Kelly Lawton, members of St George parkrun.

Not a great run for the St George parkrun members

FOR the keen Saturday morning runners involved in St George parkrun, 2020 has not been the easiest year to knock some seconds off the timer.

First the storm, then floods, now the coronavirus pandemic have scratched so many events for the 20 members and their 5km timed run.

Angela Garner, local run director, said the group were up and running for a mere two weeks before COVID-19 hit.

"A lot of our members were disappointed, especially because we had to cancel so many events again," she said.

"We haven't been able to do many runs this year at all.

"We have a constant regular crew who run, then also some just come for summer and others just join for the triathlon.

"For now, most of our members are just making the most of our beautiful river.

"It's a great time to get out, especially while the weather isn't too hot or cold.

"Our regular crew have been posting photos on ­Facebook, staying active and abiding by social distancing rules, of course. And while we are being active in a socially responsible way, it's nice to see a stranger and say 'hello' and see some unfamiliar faces instead of being cooped up at home."

For Mrs Garner, she enjoys going for a run while her daughter Lizzie scooters along.


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