Broxbourne Council, in Partnership with Decathlon Harlow and Cheshunt Park Junior parkrun, are introducing two free beginner running courses for 7-11 year olds, to help build fitness levels and running abilities. 

The courses will be led by qualififed England Athletics Run Leaders who will support and encourage children over a 4-week period. The leaders will assist the children in running for a minute at a time, gradually building up to running continuously for 2km. 

When the course is finished, children are encouraged to progress onto the free weekly Junior parkrun event in Cheshunt Park. There will also be an extra incentive available for children who attend every session, as their names will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance to win £50 worth of Decathlon vouchers. 

There are two courses to choose from, Fridays at Cheshunt Park from 4.30pm-5.15pm, and Fridays at Barclay Park from 4pm-4.45pm. 

Both available courses start on Friday 7 June and will work on a first come, first served basis. 

To book places or for further information, please contact Broxbourne Council’s Sport Development Officer via email at matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk, or call 01992 785555 ext. 1519.