Local Member of Parliament Nick, Thomas-Symonds MP, was joined by former leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband MP. Mr. Miliband joined the local event after coming to Pontypool to speak at the fundraiser for the Torfaen Labour Party.

Founded in 2004, Parkrun aims to promote health and wellbeing by encouraging locals in communities across the UK to walk, jog or run five kilometres. Based on the concepts of inclusiveness and wellbeing, the events are free for participants, and the race is supported by a team of volunteers.

When asked about the event, Mr. Thomas-Symonds, said:

“I want to give a huge thank you to the staff and volunteers who supported the event. The Parkrun initiative to promote a healthier lifestyle is so valuable and creates a real sense of community at the events.

“It was great to have Ed join me on the Parkrun and I look forward to my next event!”

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