Beverley Pasture Master Allan English says it is brilliant to have an event like Beverley Westwood Parkrun.
His comments come following the hugely successful launch of the event last Saturday. In all, over 400 runners took part in an event that was widely praised.
Speaking to the HU17.net Mr English, who is the Chairman of the Beverley Pasture Masters said;
“It is brilliant to have the Parkrun on the Beverley Westwood. Over the years the pasture has been used for range sports.”
“Over the years there has been hockey, football, cricket and rugby. There have always been runners too. I did the Humberside Championships on here quite a few years ago.”
Allan himself was a keen runner back in the day. As a result of this he is a keen supporter of running, he said;
“I myself used to do cross country here with my daughter when she was running, I think this is brilliant for Beverley.”
“It is good that people get out and have a run. It is also good for the community and that people are out keeping fit. In wintertime, it may be harder unless you are a dedicated runner.”
Pasture Master Welcomes Arrival Of Beverley Westwood Parkrun
Allan also feels that events like the Beverley Westwood Parkrun are good for the town. He also thinks that making use of the pasture is beneficial to residents.
The Pasture Master said;
“It is important that events like this happen on the Westwood. This week we have also had the circus here. Some people still do not realise that there are two other pastures.”
“Figham and Swinemoor are enclosed so do not get the exposure that the Westwood does.”
Beverley Westwood Parkrun takes place each and every Saturday. Anyone wishing to take part needs to register online and can take part in this event which is free of charge.