Enter the Buxton Pavilion Gardens 5k


The New Year will be marked by the Buxton Pavilion Gardens 5K event this Saturday, one week earlier than previously advertised.

The free event consists of a choice of one, two or three traffic-free laps around the Pavilion Gardens and is open to all ages and abilities.

There is no need to pre-enter or register and participants should congregate at the Fountain Street entrance to Broad Walk by 8.45am, ready for a 9am start.

Three Buxton runners joined over 100 competitors at the Lyme Park Parkrun on Boxing Day.

Nick Jones claimed ninth place in a time of 23.01 over the hilly 5K course. Meanwhile Alfie Bailey finished in 12th place with a time of 23.23, and dad Peter finished in 15th place in 24.20.

Richard Goff claimed a Parkrun personal best time of 22.22 at the waterlogged Pontypool event, finishing in 15th place out of over 90 runners.

Buxton AC is a friendly club which welcomes new members of all abilities. Details can be found on the club’s website and Facebook page.