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Alness Parkrun cancelled due to weather forecast - but here's the silver lining!


By Hector MacKenzie

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Alness Parkrun is a Saturday morning staple for many but is cancelled today.
Alness Parkrun is a Saturday morning staple for many but is cancelled today.

AN Easter Ross parkrun has pulled the plug on today's scheduled event due to the weather forecast.

Parkruns are regular weekly 5km timed runs, typically staged around the country on Saturdays at 9.30am.

Alness Parkrun is amongst hundreds across the country.

It celebrated its sixth birthday in August last year and is well known for its fun, convivial atmosphere and the occasional fancy dress outing.

The plug was pulled on today's scheduled event yesterday as a precaution.

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Event organisers said they were 'gutted' to cancel again but took a precautionary approach after seeing the forecast. It comes on the back of some torrential rain in recent days.

Alness Parkrun starts at the Crawl Park. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Alness Parkrun starts at the Crawl Park. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Putting a positive spin on it they flagged the possibility of an unexpected lie in or a trip to join the alternative parkrun at Torvean in Inverness. Organisers if that event confirmed yesterday it is good to go for 9.30am.


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