The parkrun in Romsey is ready in the starting blocks for a move to a new route at Test Valley Borough Council’s state-of-the-art Ganger Farm Sports Park later this year.

Parkrun is a free weekly community event that encourages people to get moving and gives them the opportunity to take part in regular exercise in a friendly, supportive environment, with participants able to choose whether to be a volunteer, walk, jog or run the 5k route.

Previously based at Mountbatten School, parkrun in Romsey has been put on hold since March 2020 due to Covid-19 but hopes to restart at Ganger Farm later in 2021 once TVBC takes ownership of the facility. 

The brand-new Ganger Farm Sports Park offers several outdoor pitches, an exercise studio, boardroom, large community area in additional to several changing rooms.  It will host a range of team sports and events by local clubs and is due to open later this year.

Cllr Ian Jeffrey said “Ganger Farm Sports Park is a fantastic new facility for community events and parkrun would be a great fit. The route is yet to be confirmed and we will look to finalise plans when the site is fully adopted by the council”.