Millom Parkrun broke its previous attendance record on Saturday on what was a milestone event.

It was the 300th parkrun organised in the town and was celebrated in style with 165 descending on the Millom Community Track.

On average, the weekly event is greeted by roughly 40 participants, which meant it was a massive boost for the organisers in terms of raising money and spreading the word further about what they do.

Milly Wilson, one of the run directors, said: "After a huge 'thank you' to the volunteers, a nod of appreciation to the parkrun weather fairies for stopping the rain and a reminder about the abundance of cakes available at the end of the run, the field set off.

"It was great to see so many people winding their way around the track."

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Entertaining people from all over Cumbria and beyond, the parkrun was also welcomed by five first-time runners giving the event a try.

"We had many returning visitors and 67 first time tourists from every corner of Cumbria including around 15 from Carlisle and a couple from Penrith whose home parkrun is actually in Italy," said Milly.

"Then there were those from further afield - Blackpool, Manchester, Durham, St Albans and Blackburn, to name but a few."

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First to cross the finish line was Darren Coward of Hoad Hill Harriers in 18:07, followed by Millom Striders’ Sam Moore in 19:01.

For the ladies, Millom Striders’ Marion Wright-Rosie was first past the post in 20:45 with Becca Cleator - on her first ever parkrun - coming in second in 21:24.

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Milly added: "The collection bucket on the cake table gathered a fabulous £95 which goes into the track maintenance funds and we were able to take some cakes into the Hub as a thank you to the librarians for opening up half an hour early every Saturday so we can use the facilities.

"After packing up, the volunteers retired to a busy Trackside café - huge thanks to Warren and staff for opening early to accommodate our increased numbers this week - for a well deserved and delicious breakfast."