THE AMBITION to make Whitehill and Bordon a healthy living town takes another step forward this weekend with its first Parkrun event.

The popular 5km runs are held all over the country but the nearest to Bordon has been at Alice Holt Forest at Holt Pound and Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Clanfield until now.

However, after a year of planning that all changes on Saturday. At the Hogmoor Inclosure at 9am, participants will become part of a mass movement of people wanting to run, jog or walk the course, which organisers say is a mix of trail paths and sand.

It is completely free to join because it is run by volunteers, headed by event director and Bordon resident Joanna Guy.

Participants will complete two laps of the course in an anti-clockwise direction. The start and finish are close to the main car park, café and children’s play area, off Hogmoor Road.

Anyone able to give an hour of their time on Saturday as a volunteer marshal is asked to e-mail Joanna at: [email protected]

People who haven’t been on a Parkrun before are asked to register to obtain a barcode before their first event so times can be recorded.

Full details are on the national Parkrun website at: moorinclosure

Last year saw the introduction of the Runnyhoneys’ Couch to 5k running course at Bordon, following its success at Petersfield and it has gone from strength to strength. Details at: