Ever wondered what it would be like to be caught up in a human stampede?, writes Stuart Amos.

The Richmond & Twickenham Times cameras were at the Bushy Park parkrun last month to give our readers a flavour of what it takes to get off to a good start at the iconic event.

More than 800 runners regularly take on the 5km course every Saturday with a host taking their dogs and children for company.

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Knowhow: With more than 800 athletes regularly taking on the Bushy Park parkrun, it needs an experienced hand to handle the start

The event celebrated its 11th anniversary earlier this year and is showing no sign of a reduction in its popularity having spawned more than 350 similar events nationwide.

Belgrave Harrier Andrius Jaksevicius clocked 16 minutes 25 seconds to win last Saturday’s Bushy Park parkrun ahead of second-placed Anthony Jackson (16:59).

To see a video and pictures of life on the Bushy Park parkrun start line visit rttimes.co.uk/sport.

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Repeat offender: Belgrave Harrier Andrius Jaksevicius has won the Bushy Park parkrun on 20 occasions