Running Tales

Emergency podcast: Saving Wicksteed Park - Ben Currington’s parkrun to parkrun 15 miler

June 20, 2020

Kettering's popular Wicksteed Park is in trouble - and that is, in my eyes, worth a special emergency podcast.

The 99-year-old attraction is struggling financially due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a huge fundraising effort.

One man raising money for the park is Ben Currington and earlier today (Saturday, June 20) he ran from Northampton parkrun's Racecourse home to Kettering parkrun, which takes place at Wicksteed Park itself.

I spoke to him at the end of his 15 mile run..

 

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