PARKRUNNERS MARK COOK’S 250th ANNIVERSARY
By fmttm
Saturday 08 Sep 2018 08:11:00
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Parkrunners embarked on their own voyage of discovery to mark 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail on board the Endeavour.

Capt Cook parkrun

At the front as the weekly 5k race at Stewart Park began was Boro Fly Me to the Moon fanzine editor Rob Nichols in full Cook costume.

The Parkrun at Stewart Park starts outside the Captain Cook Birthplace museum and takes in the map of the world depicting Cook’s voyages and passes the granite vase which marks the spot where the famous explorer was born 290 years ago this year.

Rob said: “People across the globe will be remembering this important date in the Cook 250 anniversaries calendar and it’s really important that we remember Cook in his home village of Marton.”

Councillor Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Culture and Communities, said: “Cook’s remarkable voyages helped to expand our knowledge of the world, but his roots were firmly in Marton and the surrounding area.

 “The 250th anniversary is a significant milestone, and the Parkrun is the perfect way to commemorate the achievements of a man who changed history.”

 Parkruns are free to enter every Saturday – register at www.parkrun.org.uk/stewart

Print out the timing barcode and turn up on the day for a 9am start.

parkrun



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