THERE will be a mood of celebration at the weekly Parkrun in Taunton's Longrun Meadow on Saturday (October 29).

Scores of people will be taking part in the 400th occasion the run has been staged - and its ninth anniversary.

And things will be very different with people running the course in reverse order and wearing Hallowe'en-themed fancy dress.

Joint event director Jamie Hill said: "October is Parkrun Month.

"It's all about encouraging runners to get out and do some gentle exercise in a supportive, non-challenging environment.

"We're all about community and bringing folk of all abilities to exercise in the park."

This month also sees Parkwalk, with the aim of getting people out into the great outdoors.

"The idea is to encourage and support anybody who wants to walk the course," added Mr Hill.

"We're regularly told how welcoming and friendly the event is and some people find it less intimidating than the gym."

People can run or walk the 5k course, with a team of 20 volunteers there to help organise everything.

Longrun Meadow Parkrun has around 1,000 people registered and most weeks between 200 and 300 people join in.

Taking part is absolutely free - if you're interested turn up at The Barn ahead of the 9am start on Saturday.