A coastal parkrun has been named one of the "most breathtaking" in the country by the BBC.

The Lowestoft parkrun was featured in a recent Countryfile feature of the 10 most beautiful countryside routes in the UK. 

A park run is a free, weekly, timed community event where "dozens, hundreds and sometimes even thousands of brightly dressed people" take part in a five km race.

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According to the BBC, no matter where you are in the UK, the chances are there will be a parkrun nearby. 

Lowestoft Journal: The Lowestoft parkrun can draw hundreds of participantsThe Lowestoft parkrun can draw hundreds of participants (Image: Newsquest)

Lowestoft's run was highlighted for its "brilliant" coastal vista which starts at East Point Pavilion and follows Lowestoft Promenade past Claremont Pier.

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This tarmac and gravel course offers "vast views" over the North Sea and finishes in the gardens of the Royal Wellington Esplanade.

It is featured alongside other scenic beauty spots such as Snowdonia National Park, the Lake District and the Cairngorms. 

The BBC said: "Parkrun prides itself on being positive, welcoming and inclusive – everyone is welcome to join in."