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Milford Waterfront’s first parkrun kicks off with success

13/09/2019

38 runners took part in Milford Waterfront’s inaugural parkrun on Saturday 7th September. Parkrun organises free, timed 5km runs for all abilities in over 600 locations around the world, all taking place at 9.00am every Saturday morning. The Milford Waterfront parkrun takes place at Mackerel Quay each week and, like all parkruns, it is free to take part after an initial registration on the parkrun website.

The newest parkrun location offers participants a great opportunity to enjoy fantastic views of the Milford Haven Waterway. Many of the 38 attendees at the first Milford Waterfront parkrun were on holiday in the local area, and most participants enjoyed a post-run coffee at Foam, which is located close to the finish line.

Karen Lewis, Tourism Manager for Milford Waterfront enjoyed the first event: “This is something we have been working on with lots of help from other Event Directors including Jon Phillips and Laurence Worth, and we are all really proud that the first parkrun had such a great turn out. We really wanted to bring something different to Milford Waterfront and it’s going to be great to see everyone out every Saturday morning! Participants of all abilities can take part, and children in buggies and dogs on leads are also welcome guests with participating runners. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help marshal the events too, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We look forward to seeing the event grow in popularity!”

There is free parking close to the start/finish.To register for the parkrun please go to:https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/.

If you would like to volunteer, please email: milfordwaterfront@parkrun.com.


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Photo 1: Karen Lewis (centre) with Laurence Worth (left) and Jon Phillips (right).

Photo 2: The first Milford Waterfront parkrun was a great success, with 38 runners taking part. Photo credit – Oliver King.

Photo 3: Karen Lewis with volunteers at the event. To volunteer, please contact milfordwaterfront@parkrun.com. Photo credit - Oliver King.

Notes to Editors

Milford Waterfront

Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to revitalise the marina and docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.

A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the installation of new lock gates that have significantly reduced locking times and the construction of new fishing buildings for the industry.

The new development will also celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders. The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at the marina such as Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema screenings and awards ceremonies which add to the diverse range of attractions on the waterfront.

In June 2018, Pembrokeshire County Council unanimously approved a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.

For further information, visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk or contact:
Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

 

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