The kids really are alright.

Not content with showing up adults over the climate crisis, some like those in Leatherhead are now eager to outdo their parents' generation on the running circuit too.

That was evident at least in Leatherhead on Sunday (September 22), which held its first ever Junior Parkrun event.

Over 80 kids took part in the the timed 2km running event, organisers said.

The Junior Parkrun was put on by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC), following the success of the district's popular Valley Parkrun event, which this year featured a record 406 competitors.

Councillor David Draper, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Mole Valley District Council, said:

"We believe that residents should have as many opportunities as possible to live healthier lives.

"These parkruns have a wonderful atmosphere, and bring people of all ages together.

"We work with our partners to offer a number of initiatives that help all ages get more active, Cllr Draper said.

Both the Valley Parkrun and Junior Parkrun events are free, weekly, volunteer-led community events.

They form part of an international Parkrun project that has spawned some 2,000 locations where the runs take place worldwide.

Participants can walk, jog, run or volunteer, enjoying benefits such as improved physical health and self-confidence, plus spending time in the outdoors, MVDC pointed out.