THE North-East’s 29th and newest parkrun started on Saturday.

After months of planning and organising, Herrington Country parkrun is up and running.

Some 316 attended the first event – which was won by Craig Gunn of Sunderland Harriers in a time of 16m 33s.

Taking place every Saturday at 9am, in the shadow of Penshaw Monument, the 5k run is on path and starts and finishes by the amphitheatre.

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