Council lends its support to Broadmeadow junior parkrun

4th December 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has lent its support to the recently launched Broadmeadow junior parkrun event which takes place every Sunday morning at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 9.30am.

The free event is open to young people aged from 4 – 14 years and comprises a 2k run which encompasses part of the Enniskillen parkrun route surrounding the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum.

Speaking at the Broadmeadow junior parkrun event, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton voiced his support for the initiative:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be involved in the establishment of the Broadmeadow junior parkrun event to encourage children and young people across the district to get out and get active. The Council is committed to improving the health and well – being of all our residents irrespective of age and gender and our involvement in an initiative such as the Broadmeadow junior parkrun at grassroots levels further illustrates our commitment to encouraging our residents and indeed our younger residents to get fit.”

Joanne O’Donnell, Event Director for the Broadmeadow junior parkrun event said:

“We are grateful to the Council in assisting with the establishment of the Broadmeadow junior parkrun. Parkrun is a wonderful, family-centred activity which is easy to get involved with and is free forever. Participants can walk, jog, run, hop or skip their way around the course. It’s all about taking part! Registration is free and easy to do – just go to www.parkrun.org.uk/register.

It’s not a race and is a great way to get fit. Parkruns are run entirely by volunteers and we would encourage parents, grandparents and carers to get involved by helping out. Both children and parents get to meet new people, make new friends, get some fresh air and improve their fitness. Each week we meet in Caffé Nero after the event and if children show their parkrun barcode, they’ll get a special half price hot chocolate.

It’s a really inclusive event with no special equipment needed – just t-shirt, shorts and a pair of trainers, a buggy & wheelchair friendly route – and everyone is really welcome.”

For further information regarding the event please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/broadmeadow-juniors/