Sunshine brings out crowds for record-breaking Kesgrave 5k fun run

Kesgrave 5K Fun Run starting and ending at The Bell Inn.

Kesgrave 5K Fun Run starting and ending at The Bell Inn. - Credit: Gregg Brown

It was a record-breaking turn out at the ninth annual Kesgrave 5k fun run.

More than 450 people of all ages took part in the race and helped raise £1,722 for St Elizabeth Hospice.

The event was held in memory of Kate Moyes, 29, who died in August 2005 after a battle with cancer.

Teenage runners took centre stage this year, with 14-year-old Nathan Goddard crossing the finish line first at 16 minutes 54 seconds, and 15-year-old Amy Graham was the fastest female at 19 minutes 53 seconds.

Organiser Debbie McCallum said: “The atmosphere was fantastic, the weather was brilliant, everyone enjoyed themselves and there were a lot of people on the streets watching the runners.”

One man even completed the course while pushing a wheelbarrow full or asphalt, Mrs McCallum added.