ORGANISERS of a city parkrun is back on this weekend after the event was cancelled because hundreds of trees had been planted on the route.

The Durham parkrun, which takes place every Saturday at Maiden Castle, on the outskirts of the city, had to be cancelled on Saturday after the trees were planted on the route last week.

Organisers have been working with Durham University, which owns to land, to find an alternative 5km route for this Saturday’s event.

A spokesperson for the group said: “After four hours of planning an measuring, with some invaluable assistance from Quentin Sloper, from Durham University, we have a new route.”

The event will now start on the grass at the edge of the cricket pitch, beside the boat house at Maiden Castle and will finish in the usual place, at the bandstand on the Racecourse.

The popular free event takes place every Saturday, at 9am.

Durham University said the holes to plant the trees, which have to be planted as a condition of planning permission, had been dug unexpectedly.