100 take part in New Year's Day run in Carlisle
Last updated at 14:23, Friday, 03 January 2014
Nearly 100 people braved the cold – and a few sore heads – to take part in a New Year’s Day run.
About 95 runners turned out at Chances Park in Carlisle on Wednesday for the 5km park run.
Three or four pulled out but organisers say they were delighted with the good turnout, particularly in chilly conditions.
One super-fit mother even completed the course in just over 22 minutes while pushing her one-year-old daughter in a pram.
Andrew Graham, event director, said: “It was dry at the time of running but the temperature was quite low at about 6C.
“But we were very pleased with the amount who took part – there were 20 more finishers than on Christmas Day and some people had had a few beers the night before.
“And one of the runners went round with her daughter in a pushchair averaging around seven minutes a mile.
“She’s an extremely good runner and there are quite a few uphill sections – I wouldn’t have wanted to do it as fast as that with a pushchair.”
The Carlisle parkrun is a free 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9am. Around 112 people took part every week last year on average, with up to 150 during the summer, ranging in age from nine to 74.
Mr Graham is urging people to make getting involved one of their New Year resolutions.
He said: “A lot of people might have over-indulged at Christmas and it gives everyone a friendly, community based setting to come and exercise.
“There is no pre-conceived idea that you have to get round the course in a certain time either.
“After the New Year’s Day run a lot of us went for a coffee so it’s a great way of meeting people too.”
To find out more visit parkrun.org.uk/carlisle
First published at 13:55, Friday, 03 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
Have your say
- Primark and John Lewis most wanted shops for Carlisle (13 comments)
- Keith Curle named as new Carlisle United boss (39 comments)
- Carlisle council to invest millions of pounds outside Cumbria (8 comments)
- Tories would 'rip out and skip' parking meters if they take control of Cumbria (5 comments)
- Cumbria council's new £10m headquarters move step closer (29 comments)
In west Cumbria
- Closing and reopening St Bees School would waste £1m - campaigners
- Majority Labour group refuses to join elected mayor's executive
- Man fell from roof while being chased, Carlisle court told
- 'Stupid beyond belief' drink-driver sentenced by Carlisle court
- Spoiled votes did not affect Copeland mayoral result, says runner-up
- German Baroque and Spanish renaissance music in the Lakes
- Mum at baby’s bedside after A66 road crash tragedy
- Masked robber's 'terrifying' knife point raid at Carlisle shop
- Former bank manager jailed after Carlisle detectives crack Champagne scam
- Lapping concern over Carlisle United bid by ‘outsider’
- Thousands backing campaign to make Cumbria Scottish (140 comments)
- Conservative Stevenson retains Carlisle (106 comments)
- Carlisle Utd in further talks with "billionaire"
- Stagecoach making changes to bus routes across Carlisle (36 comments)
- Action to tackle starling problem in Carlisle city centre (26 comments)