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Community / Bressay parkrun to celebrate fifth birthday

THE BRESSAY parkrun will celebrate its fifth birthday this coming Saturday (21 January) – while there will be some changes behind the scenes too.

Mairi Thomson and Wendy Borrill will be taking over from Kate Wills and Hannah Bateson as event directors.

Wills said: “We are delighted to hand over the event director role to Wendy and Mairi as both are experienced and dedicated volunteers who bring a wealth of skills and enthusiasm to Bressay parkrun.

“We look forward to seeing Bressay parkrun continue to thrive and attract new people into Bressay to experience all it has to offer.”

The popular event is part of a UK-wide network of 5k runs which take place every Saturday.

Participants can run, jog or walk over the five kilometre distance, and while it is timed, it is not a race.

At Saturday’s fifth birthday celebrations in Bressay there will prizes available for winners of the annual ‘Cake Off Competition’ in the Speldiburn cafe after parkrun. All entries are welcome and these contributions will be collected off the 9am ferry to Bressay.

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