Freddie’s 100th parkrun

Well done Freddie, who dressed as a Roman centurion to mark his 100th parkrun – a weekly 5km run held at Pittville Park.

Year 9 student Freddie started taking part in the Saturday morning run at Pittville Park since he was in year 4, and has now completed his 100th run in an impressive time of 18 minutes.

“I really fell in love with the parkrun as it has a great community and every talks to each other,” said Freddie, who often takes part with his brother Tom in year 8. “I love challenging myself. I don’t really know why, but I just love running long distances.”

Freddie now has his sights set on the 250th race milestone with the aim of reducing his race time to 15 minutes.

Freddie is also a member of local athletics club, Cheltenham & County Harriers based at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham. “I take part in south-west and national races,” says Freddie, who also enjoys cross-country running with the school.

Has Freddie inspired you to take part yourself? Find out more details about the Cheltenham parkrun here: