Here runs the bride as couple warm up for wedding at King’s Lynn Parkrun

Stephen Lee and Sally Juby who are doing a 5km park run and are getting married in the afternoon ANL-160108-092023009
Stephen Lee and Sally Juby who are doing a 5km park run and are getting married in the afternoon ANL-160108-092023009
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A couple got on their marks to start their married life at the weekend by completing Lynn’s Parkrun before their wedding.

Keen runners Stephen Lee, from Lynn, and Sally Juby chose the Walks for a suitably energetic start to their big day, cheered on by dozens of their friends and more than 200 other participants.

Stephen Lee and Sally Juby who are doing a 5km park run and are getting married in the afternoon ANL-160108-092037009

Stephen Lee and Sally Juby who are doing a 5km park run and are getting married in the afternoon ANL-160108-092037009

But, while it might seem an unusual way to begin a wedding day, it was all quite normal for this happy couple.

Stephen, 36, said: “We do Parkruns all the time. It’s just like going for a walk for us.”

The couple, who met just under two years ago, are members of the Dereham Runners club.

And at least 20 of their friends and clubmates joined them for the run, with several following their fancy dress lead to complete the course.

Stephen, nicknamed Flash, donned the costume of the comic character, while his bride-to-be ran as Supergirl, which at least fulfilled the something blue part of wedding day traditions.

A Roman gladiator, Spiderman and an Oompa Loompa were also among the costumes on show, while others swapped more traditional running gear for dinner shirts and bow ties before the ceremony.

But the new Mrs Lee said they hadn’t been worried about the superstition of bad luck if the couple see each other before the service.

She added: “The wedding and everything was perfect.”

Hundreds of people regularly take part in the five kilometre runs, which take place in the Walks every Saturday morning.

Gary Walker, one of the event’s directors, said they were pleased to be part of the celebrations.

He said: “We’ve not had one before. The guy came on email and said ‘I’m getting married. Can I bring the congregation?’ I said ‘Come along and join in.’”

And, for the groom, it was the only place for a pre-wedding run.

He said: “I’m from King’s Lynn. It’s my home. I’m now in Dereham and I work in Norwich, but I always come back to this Parkrun.”