Intersport UK & Ireland has unveiled the latest in its series of videos celebrating its partnership with parkrun. The latest video was filmed at Reigate Priory parkrun on 17th September and at Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K on 18th September, 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. See all of the action in the video below:
Intersport Run Reigate and Reigate Priory parkrun video
As can be seen, the video highlights the passion for parkrun in Reigate, which was set up two and a half years ago. Run Director Paul Chandler confirms, “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.
Saturday’s parkrun was a fantastic precursor to the 2016 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K event on Sunday 18th September, started by none other than Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes. “I love to see people come together, feel good, feel fit and socialise,” says 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 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 states. 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 roundup celebrating running in Reigate, and one which Intersport hopes will inspire more people to run – whether it’s building up to a 5K parkrun or aiming for longer distances. 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.