By Abigail Kellett
There were 197 eager runners on the starting line for the first ever Todmorden Parkrun at the weekend.
The runners braved the wind and rain on Saturday morning which saw the first event take place at Centre Vale Park.
Will Worboys, one of the people who set up the Todmorden Parkrun, said: "This wide gap between first and last sums up parkrun’s welcoming philosophy; it is free to attend and everyone is encouraged to come along whatever their pace.
"The idea is to get people out doing exercise, with Todmorden becoming just the latest of over 540 events in the UK and with more than 5 million registered participants worldwide it is a public health phenomenon and the core team is proud to be able to bring it to the people of upper Calderdale."
Centre Vale Parkrun will take place every Saturday morning at 9am.