Reigate parkrun is caught on video

Reigate parkrun is caught on video

Intersport UK and Ireland has unveiled the latest in its series of videos celebrating its partnership with parkrun and Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K.

The latest video was filmed at Reigate Priory parkrun on September 17 and an Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K on September 18, welcoming runners of all levels to the beautiful Surrey countryside setting.

It was a weekend of magnificent sporting achievement, with many parkrunners using their weekly parkrun to train for @RunReigate and participate in the Sunday races.

The latest video can be viewed here.

The video highlights the passion for parkrun in Reigate, which was set up two and a half years ago.

Run Director Paul Chandler said: “It’s a no-brainer – people want to come and run, people like coming to run and everyone’s happy when they run parkrun.”

Intersport also met some of the fantastic volunteers and runners who come out “rain, wind or shine” to take part in the weekly parkrun.

Intersport is proud to be one of the main supporting partners helping to keep parkrun free, and enabling over 1.5 million runners across the country to complete their timed 5K in a safe and fun environment.

Parkrun was a fantastic precursor to the 2016 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K event on Sunday, September 18, started by none other than Double
Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes.

“I love to see people come together, feel good, feel fit and socialise,” said the running legend herself, before going on to start the half marathon too.

Popular endurance runner Susie Chan was there to pace the race at two hours and to meet local runners whilst supporting the event.

The event’s Race Director, Dave Kelly, tells us all about the growing success of Run Reigate and how the race is receiving even more support from its sponsors, especially Intersport.

“They are brilliant to work with and we just couldn’t do it without them”, he said. The event also raises an extraordinary amount of money for charity: last year it topped £200,000 and this year it is hoping to raise £250,000.

The video is an excellent weekend round-up celebrating running in Reigate, and one which Intersport hopes will inspire more people to run and support.

Whatever level of runner you are, Intersport’s unparalleled expertise and knowledge makes the leading sporting goods retailer a perfect partner for events such as parkrun and Run Reigate.

Intersport became an official partner of parkrun in January 2016, celebrating with an inaugural partnership event on Wimbledon Common and the opening of a smart new Intersport store on Wimbledon’s Broadway.

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