11:00am Sunday 31st March 2013
BRAVE runners ignored the weekend’s wintry weather to raise money for Diabetes UK.
Serious competitors in running gear were joined by funrunners at Hampton Ferry to race along courses of 5km or 2km and there was even a ‘teddy toddle’ for youngsters.
The event went ahead despite an extensive dusting of snow and ice across the riverside course and has already raised £865, with much sponsorship still to come. Racers donned their thermals and got into the fund-raising spirit, running in costumes including a lion and an alligator.
Two friends even braved the icy conditions in togas.
Fran Webb said: “We were very lucky we didn’t have more snow. We had 100 runners on the day who braved the course and weather conditions.
It was likened to a mud run as it was very wet underfoot.
“A lot of people came along locally, the Evesham Vale Running Club and Evesham High School, which has chosen the charity to raise money for throughout the year. The head of Bronte House, Francis Roberts, who has Type 1 diabetes also took part in the 5km.
“When you have finished that sort of course you feel very proud of yourself and it is a real achievement.”
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