Love on the run as two Thurrock park runners set to tie the knot!

THURROCK parkrun volunteers Shirley Young and Colin Austin met while on a free health walk with Tai Chi for Health (Essex). Down in Chafford Gorges they began chatting and their friendship developed through a mutual enjoyment of the countryside.

They helped establish parkrun in Thurrock. Shirley has run 10 times and volunteered at 20 events.

Colin has volunteered at Thurrock parkrun for 31 of 41 events. Between them they have contributed 102-volunteer hours making the parkrun magic happen on a Saturday morning.

This coming Saturday they are not volunteering but getting married in Chafford Gorges.

Colin said "quot;I don’t think I better volunteer this week, might be cutting it a bit fine". The fact that he even considered it shows his commitment to parkrun.

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