Runners defy poor weather

RUNNERS braved the chilly bank holiday weather and put their best foot forward for the annual Felixstowe Rotary Fun Run.Hundreds of people gathered at the Spa Pavilion yesterday and helped raise around £14,000 for charities.

RUNNERS braved the chilly bank holiday weather and put their best foot forward for the annual Felixstowe Rotary Fun Run.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Spa Pavilion yesterday and helped raise around £14,000 for charities.

Runners ranged from young children to pensioners, wearing a whole host of imaginative costumes - from ghosts to cave-women.

Barry Churchman, president of the Rotary Club of Felixstowe, said: "The run is now in its 25th year and is always very well attended.


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"We've had over 300 people register and we are looking to raise around £4,000 for the club, which will then be put back in to helping good causes within the town.

"On top of that, all the runners will be raising money for their own chosen charities and I would expect that should come in at around £10,000."

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Participants ran a circular route along the promenade, up Bent Hill and along the edge of Hamilton Gardens.

One lap of the route was around a mile long, and runners aimed to do as many as they could in an hour.

Mr Churchman said: "There are no winners as it's all done for fun and people can do as much or as little as they like."

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