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Thurso parkrun sees biggest attendance of the year for International Women’s Day celebration


By Alan Hendry


Runners and walkers at the start of Saturday's Thurso parkrun marking International Women’s Day.
Runners and walkers at the start of Saturday's Thurso parkrun marking International Women’s Day.

Thurso parkrun joined others across the world in celebrating International Women’s Day at the weekend.

Eighty-four runners and walkers – the biggest attendance this year so far – participated in Saturday's 5k, encouraged and supported by 14 volunteers.

Run director Mel Hayes said: “We were delighted to have 20 first-timers at Thurso parkrun on Saturday. We hope they enjoyed the community and supportive feel of the event and will come back soon.”

The Dounreay Women’s Network actively supported the International Women’s Day parkrun with a number of members coming along with their families and four-legged friends to support the event.

Thurso parkrun takes place every Saturday morning but there are two special dates coming up. March 21 sees the 100th event, and on April 11 the parkrun has its second birthday.

Mel added: “We would love to have a great turnout on our 100th event and our second birthday. There will even be cake after the second birthday parkrun, to refuel after all the hard work running and walking.”



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