Westgate 10-year-old celebrates her 100th Parkrun

Summa Morgan has completed 100 Parkruns Photo Alan Green

A Westgate 10-year-old has celebrated the completion of her 100th Parkrun.

Summa Morgan  joins the Parkrun at Hartsdown Park in Margate every Sunday morning.

She first took it up just before the covid pandemic and has attended every session she can since then.

The junior Parkrun is a distance of 2k on the same route and the same time every weekend,

Parkrun is for every ability whether you want to run, jog, walk, watch or volunteer.

Photo Alan Green

Mum Paula said: “It is completely voluntary and now we are all volunteering after she dragged is into it! My husband and myself are tail walkers (behind the runners/walkers so no-one comes last) and her nan, aunts, uncles are all marshals.

“Summa has lots of special needs and this is one of those events where she can go and just be Summa, where she is no different to anyone else. She can just be herself, encourage other children, run or walk each week or take the little ones around. There are lots of children there with different needs, like ADHD, and with no special needs.”

To mark Summa’s 100th Parkrun there were balloons and Paula had a special 100 top created at the printers in Westgate. Summa also received her 100 wristband.

Photo Alan Green

The children’s 2k route is for four to 14 year olds, from 9am on Sundays at Hartsdown.

The adult Parkrun locally is Palm Bay – meeting at the brown shelter at the end of Fifth Avenue in Cliftonville – at 9am every Saturday. There is also a route in Cliffsend

Parkrun is open to everyone and people can register for a free parkrun barcode (good at any parkrun event worldwide) at www.parkrun.com