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Hundreds take part in popular Sudbury fun run

PUBLISHED: 16:11 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 21:10 19 April 2019

Daisy Glover with her medal after finishin first female at the Sudbury Fun Run, on Good Friday. Picture: NEIL PERRY

Daisy Glover with her medal after finishin first female at the Sudbury Fun Run, on Good Friday. Picture: NEIL PERRY

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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sudbury today to take part in the popular annual fun run.

Sudbury Fun Run winner, Andrew Ridley, left,  with his father Colin Ridley, who was first over-55 veteran and 19th overall. Picture: NEIL PERRYSudbury Fun Run winner, Andrew Ridley, left, with his father Colin Ridley, who was first over-55 veteran and 19th overall. Picture: NEIL PERRY

The Sudbury Joggers-organised event saw more than 520 runners finish the five-mile race which, along with a sponsored walk, was raising money for two charities.

Andrew Ridley of Birchfield Harriers was the first man home in a time of 27 minutes and 21 seconds, while the first lady to cross the line was Daisy Glover of Framlingham Flyers in 29.03.

The first Sudbury Jogger home was Kieran Hayles, who finished seventh in a time of 28.41.

The event was raising money for GoStart Community Transport, which provides low-cost transport services to pensioners, people with disabilities, school children and voluntary and charitable groups, and Success After Stroke, which is a Suffolk-based charity providing support for stroke survivors and their families.

First male finisher Andy Ridley at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019First male finisher Andy Ridley at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019

Steven Roberts, 38, from Sudbury Joggers, said: “It was really good and the warm weather made such a difference.

“We had 527 people finish the fun run and 92 walkers so it was a pretty good turnout.

“A lot of people mentioned the support they received around the course.

“All proceeds go to charity and this year we are supporting GoStart and Success After Stroke, and are hoping to raise around £4,000 for each charity.

Runners are presented with their medals at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019Runners are presented with their medals at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019

“I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Sudbury Joggers, sponsors, marshalls, and Sudbury Town Council for their support in making it all possible.”

The Sudbury Fun Run 2019 is organised by the Sudbury Joggers running club.The Sudbury Fun Run 2019 is organised by the Sudbury Joggers running club.

Medals awaiting the finishing athletes at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019Medals awaiting the finishing athletes at the Sudbury Fun Run 2019

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