By Ewan Foskett
Monday, June 25, 2012
THERFIELD Heath was flooded by a sea of blue on Sunday when more than 750 charity runners descended on the beauty spot.
The Royston in Blue 5k family run/walk saw smurfs, blue fairies and even a gorilla muck in to raise cash for the new Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Chairman Lisa Thompson said: “As the first event under the new banner of Royston in Blue, I would like to extend a huge thank you to our wonderful committee, sponsors, volunteers and entrants, without which this event would not have been possible.
“This really was Royston doing what it does best, collectively coming together and getting involved. Every one of you should feel very proud.”
The town’s mayor Lindsay Davidson opened the event with fancy dress prizes presented to the best-dressed runners with Crystal, complete with blue jacket, tutu and nails, winning the award for the best dressed dog.
“It was an amazing event, so many people turned up and it was very uplifting to see it,” said cllr Davidson.
“It was fantastic especially when they gave me the starting gun, I had never done it before and I had always wanted to do it.”
Romario Thomas, 13, was first across the finishing line, with participants of all ages, including family groups, toddlers and dogs, all finished by lunchtime.
The event was previously known as the Royston in Pink run but changed its name to reflect the current branding of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Pictures of the event are available from www.roystoninblue.co.uk, at £1 each, with all cash raised going to the new ward.
Entrants can pay their sponsorship money raised to NatWest Bank, Royston, until August 6 quoting their race number.
More pictures from the event can be seen by clicking the link at the top right of the page. All pictures taken by David Hatton of Art 16.