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Parkrun enthusiast who has raced all over the world takes on Bury St Edmunds course

Cass Castleton. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

Cass Castleton. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

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A Parkrun enthusiast who was raced in every country in the world which has the event took on the Bury St Edmunds course at the weekend.

Cass Castleton, 64, who hails from Sussex, has been involved with Parkrun for five and a half years as both a runner and volunteer.

He says he has only missed four or five Parkruns since he began and Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, November 11, marked his 275th event.

The Parkrun initiative has taken him all around the world, including Russia, Australia and America.

Cass has also completed an alphabet of Parkrun destinations once – and is five letters off competing it again without repeating any places.

The Parkrun tourist’s trip to Suffolk ended with him completing the Bury St Edmunds course in 37 minutes and nine seconds.

He said: “I love the togetherness of Parkrun, there’s no age divide, no class divide, we are all here to run and enjoy ourselves.”

Mum fell over, breaking her shoulder, on October 3, 2013. I remember the date because that day’s newspaper remained by the phone for almost six months, until she moved back into the house.

World-leading social science research at the University of Essex has been recognised with the presentation of a prestigious award at Buckingham Palace.

East Anglia’s rail services are facing serious disruption this week because of the heavy snowfall predicted over the next few days.

Emergency services were called to the Orwell Bridge area on Sunday afternoon after two motorists reported seeing a man leaning over the bridge parapet.

Bitterly cold weather and plunging temperatures are set to hit Suffolk and Essex overnight – and people living on the eastern side of the region could wake up to a covering of snow this morning.

Major roadworks in Suffolk and Essex this week will bring partial and full closures to busy routes including the A14, A12, A120 and A47.

The body of Bradley Lewis, 25, from Witham was found in a river on Friday morning.

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