Record-breaking numbers complete Alton Water Run 2017

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Joseph, Hannah and Noah Besley with their medals.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

. Joseph, Hannah and Noah Besley with their medals. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 1,500 runners took part in today’s event, helping to raise thousands of pounds to support four Suffolk schools.

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

This was a new participation record for the annual Alton Water Run, which this year is celebrating its 10th year.

Starting out as one route attracting less than 150 runners, the event has grown year on year and now features 10k, 5k and 2k races.

Set in the picturesque surroundings of the Alton Water reservoir between Holbrook and Stutton, the weather stayed bright and dry for the attendees, who also enjoyed stalls, a bouncy castle and a barbecue.

Fiona Ewart, chairwoman of the organising committee, said: “All in all it was very successful.

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Everyone seemed to enjoy it and we are getting good feedback.”

The Alton Water Run was set up by Suffolk parents and it funds extra curricular projects for the children at Tattingstone, Stutton and Holbrook primary schools and Holbrook Academy.

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Although the final count has yet to take place, Fiona said the event should bring in around £12,000, which will be split equally between the four schools.

Among the sponsors this year were Blocks Solicitors and Kingsfleet Wealth.

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of runners took part in the Alton Water Run on Sunday, May 7. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Angela Baker after completing the Alton Water Runl. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Angela Baker after completing the Alton Water Runl. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Judith and Kate Heeks show off their medals.
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Judith and Kate Heeks show off their medals. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

James Haywar, who came second place in the 10K race of Alton Water Run.
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James Haywar, who came second place in the 10K race of Alton Water Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Harvey, Paul and Daniel Shave took part in the Alton Water Run.
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Harvey, Paul and Daniel Shave took part in the Alton Water Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Winner of the 10K race of the Alton Water Run, Tom Adams.
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Winner of the 10K race of the Alton Water Run, Tom Adams. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Third place in the 10K race, Sam Ratcliffe.
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Third place in the 10K race, Sam Ratcliffe. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN