Great day for race-goers at Royston in Blue bonanza

PUBLISHED: 17:24 28 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:44 29 June 2016

From left to right: Sophie Pedder, first junior female in the race, Miles Blackwell, first junior male, Ian Driscoll, winner of the adult entrants, with Thomas Kelly, head of Margaret House, Barley, who sponsored the event. PICTURE: Clive Porter

From left to right: Sophie Pedder, first junior female in the race, Miles Blackwell, first junior male, Ian Driscoll, winner of the adult entrants, with Thomas Kelly, head of Margaret House, Barley, who sponsored the event. PICTURE: Clive Porter

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A snaking trail of runners dressed in blue lit up the Heath on Sunday.

Thomas Kelly of Margaret House presenting Sophie Pedder, winner of the junior female section, with her trophy. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Thomas Kelly of Margaret House presenting Sophie Pedder, winner of the junior female section, with her trophy. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Runners and walkers, young and old, took part in the Royston in Blue 5k to raise money for the East Anglian branch of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Chairman Lisa Thompson said: “It was wonderful to see the people of Royston come out and support this fantastic event once again this year and the rain held off so everyone could have a great day.

And they're off! PICTURE: Clive Porter.And they're off! PICTURE: Clive Porter.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part, from the entrants to the sport leaders from Freman College, thanks must go to Andrea Roach for again organising this – the children are a credit to the school.

“Thanks also to Meridian School Band and Royston Runners who helped marshall and lent us their equipment.

The 5k took place on The Heath. PICTURE: Clive Porter.The 5k took place on The Heath. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

“To Toby Snowden and Heath Sports Centre for allowing us to take over the club, The Rotary Club, volunteers and of course all the sponsors because without their support this event would not happen.

“We have had some truly wonderful feedback saying what a well organised fun event this was, and this means a great deal to me and all the committee members as it means all their hard work has paid off. Special thanks to Helen Bearfield-Swift, Judith Anderson and Jenny Townsend from Teenage Cancer Trust.”


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