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North Cardiff's parkrun returns after course repairs

North Cardiff's parkrun is back in action this weekend after taking a week off for emergency repairs to the course.

Gareth Howell, co-event director of Llanishen Park parkrun, explained: "With the recent spate of vandalism on top of the poor weather and heavier footfall, the park was looking in quite a sorry state in places.

"Our volunteers love the park and the place it has in our community, so it was natural for us to lend a hand and help make good where we can.

"We've got plans for more of these days too - if you feel inspired to come and join, let us know!"

The repair work meant last weekend's (9 March) run was cancelled, but it's back this Saturday (16 March) as usual.

Llanishen Park is one of more than 2,000 parkruns in 22 countries (and one of five in Cardiff), offering a free, timed 5k run (or walk) every Saturday morning.

Llanishen's event, which takes place at 9am every Saturday in Llanishen Park, has supported nearly 4,000 people to the finish line since it launched in 2022.

Gareth added: "A huge shoutout too to the 418 people who have volunteered over 2,000 times between them to support us!"

To take part in parkrun, you just need to register (free) online and obtain a personal barcode, then take this to the event for scanning at the finish.

Photos courtesy of Llanishen Park parkrun

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