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Tree falls in Miller Park during Preston parkrun

Posted on - 27th July, 2019 - 7:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation
Runners make their way by the tree in Miller Park Pic: Steven Taylor
Runners make their way by the tree in Miller Park Pic: Steven Taylor

Runners taking on the city’s parkrun had an unexpected hurdle during Saturday morning.

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More than 400 runners took on the 5k around Avenham and Miller Park.

A fallen tree in Miller Park provided an obstacle for some of the runners.

The tree fell across a park bench during the middle of the race.

A steward makes her way towards the fallen tree Pic: Steven Taylor
A steward makes her way towards the fallen tree Pic: Steven Taylor

Volunteers cleared branches away and made safe the area.

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No one was hurt in the incident.

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