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Special parkrun bench is unveiled

On Saturday a group of families, friends and park runners met in Hotham Park with Cllr Phil Woodall, mayor of Bognor Regis to announced the newly sited Bognor Regis parkrun celebration bench.

 

The unveiling was carried out by Anita Watkins and Ben Bowers who were involved in the early days of the Bognor Regis parkrun and have been race directors over the years.

 

The Bognor Regis parkrun event started in in May 2014 and since then 290 events have been organised.  Walkers and runners have arrived to participate in this event from around the UK and the world.

 

The bench also celebrates the lives of Peter Chittenden, Laura Bagnall and John Blakely who were inspirations to both experienced and new converts to the running world. Their families were also present and had travelled from Kent, Uxbridge and Worthing for the event.

 

Thanks, were given to Ray Blackwell and Sylvia Endacott for their work to obtain the location and bench with the co-operation of Arun District Council.

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