Start Saturdays with a 5km jog!

MORE than 100 budding runners and joggers have registered for the first Eastbourne Parkrun taking place this Saturday at Shinewater Park.

The new Parkrun will follow a 5km course around Shinewater Park at 9am every Saturday and those looking for a fitness challenge can take part for free and compete against their own personal clocks.

With several other sporting events coming up in Eastbourne this spring, including the Half Marathon on March 4 and Coastal Trail Running on March 24, the Parkrun will offer entrants the chance for regular warm ups each week.

The Parkrun is aimed at runners of all paces and abilities and is free to take part in but runners must register at before 6pm on Friday.

Runners will be sent a personalised barcode when they register and must bring this with them on the day.

They will be emailed their results each week, making it easy to track progress.

Organisers are also encouraging the participants to share their experiences and photos on the Parkrun website, which will be updated each week and meet at the Toby Carvery after the run for teas and coffees and to chat about the event.

Other sporting events coming up this spring include the Eastbourne Half Marathon, expected to attract more than 1,000 entrants for the 13-mile challenge.

Raising more than £100,000 for local charities, entries for this year’s event are now open.

For a sporting event across more challenging terrain, the Coastal Trail Running returns to Eastbourne for its second year on March 24.

For more information on the Parkrun visit