Hundreds take part in popular Sudbury fun run
PUBLISHED: 16:11 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 21:10 19 April 2019
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sudbury today to take part in the popular annual fun run.
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.
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.
“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.”