EVERYTHING will be a bit backwards at this weekend's Haylodge Parkrun.

As Saturday's run falls on a Leap Day, February 29, organisers have decided to cover the track in reverse.

Runners, joggers, and walkers will take off from the normal finish line and will cross the usual starting line to end their run.

Archie Cameron, Co-Event director told us: "We thought we'd mark the Leap Year with a bit of a change.

"It is the same course but instead of three sharp down-hills, it has three uphill stretches, but the rest of the course is easier.

"If the course is popular we'll use it again for special events, if not it's 28 years to the next Leap Year day that falls on a Saturday, so don't miss the opportunity."

The weekly run also has plans to mark International Women's Day next month.

On Saturday, March 7 - the day before International Women's Day - Parkruns around the world will take part in events to celebrate.

Mr Cameron added: "Although women make up over 52 percent of all registered parkrunners, most parkruns have a majority of men participating each week.

"We want to change this and on March 7 we're asking all of our regular parkrunners to bring along a female relative, friend or colleague to run, walk or volunteer at Haylodge.

"We welcome everybody, every week. You're not old or slow and you won't be last.

"It's a great way to start your weekend. Come and join us at Haylodge Park, Peebles every Saturday at 9.30am; first timers briefing at 9.20am."

The 5km course on Saturday, February 29 will commence at the normal time of 9.30am.

To register for an event, and for more information, visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/haylodge