Event to be back up and running after access dispute

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by Beacon reporter - Reporter

THERE are hopes that a community project could be back ‘up and running’ soon, after a dispute over access rights.

Caldicot Parkrun started with a bang when it was launched on 29th July, but recent events were forced to be cancelled while disputes over land rights were solved.

The weekly, free event involves runners of all ages and abilities taking part in a timed five-kilometre course, with the help of volunteers.

Since first taking place the event experienced some difficulties, and was suspended while the dispute over who has access rights over the lane the event was held on were solved.

The issue came to a head at one of the events last month, which saw two vehicles drive past event marshals onto the route.

However after a short absence, it is now hoped a new location for the event has been found.

A statement on Caldicot Parkrun’s Facebook page read: “We did our very best to keep the current route but unfortunately it’s not viable. With the support of the council we’ve explored a few ideas and one looks just right, Rogiet Countryside Park.

“Please bear with us as we ensure all interested parties are happy that we move to this location. If all goes well we could be up and ’running’ again very soon!”

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Simon · 757 days ago · Report

I'm not entirely sure how running up and down a tarmac track gets classified as a "park"-run, so would be pleased to see it moved to a park location..

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