PEOPLE across Torfaen celebrated a popular run’s second anniversary on the weekend.

Cwmbran Parkrun is a free five-mile course held every Saturday morning. was set up two years ago on Saturday and it

To mark its anniversary on Saturday, participants donned outfits including Dennis the Menace and Spiderman and took part in the course.

Jill Day, who lives in Croesyceiliog, said she has never missed a single event.

“I love to run,” said the 65-year-old.

“The Parkrun is one of the highlights when I have had a stressful few weeks.

“It is also great to meet new people during the Parkrun.”

Bob Griffiths, who lives in Station Road, Griffithstown, said joining the Cwmbran Parkrun is “one of the best things” he has ever done.

“My daughter and I take part,” said the former nurse.

“It was her who got me involved in the Parkrun.

“It has done wonders for my health. Getting involved with Cwmbran Parkrun is one of the best things I have ever done.”

He added: “It was fun to see a lot of people dressed up in fancy dress.”

The leader of Torfaen County Borough Council, Anthony Hunt, who is a regular participant, said: “As a Parkrun fan and volunteer it is great to be here to say a few words on your second anniversary and to start the run off in a few moments.

“Parkrun provides an accessible and achievable opportunity to become more active or volunteer.

“I commend the volunteers especially, without them there would be no Parkrun.”

The event director Colin Wilmott thanked colleagues for all their hard work.

He said: “I’ve been involved in Cwmbran Parkrun since it’s conception and helped bring it to life.

“It continues to amaze me. The best part will always be the volunteers and especially the core team.

“In recent weeks I’ve had to step back due to personal reasons. The team immediately stepped in and ensured the Parkrun went on without a second thought or pause in service.

“They are all dedicated, professional, meticulous, kind, committed, quirky wonderful people with P0arkrun hearts. Thank you to all the volunteers and runners who make Cwmbran Parkrun such a delight and privilege to be part of.”

And Cllr Fiona Cross added: "Cwmbran Parkrun is beautiful and flat which is appealing for new runners. If anyone is planning to improve their health through increasing their activity this is a great place to start."