Hundreds go bonkers in blue for Royston charity race

Warming up at the start of the race

Warming up at the start of the race - Credit: Archant

Almost 700 runners rocked up to The Heath on Sunday to take part in the annual Royston in Blue 5k run.

Former cancer patient, Madeleine Ralph from Saffron Walden related her poignant story of how she ove

Former cancer patient, Madeleine Ralph from Saffron Walden related her poignant story of how she overcame the terrible disease. - Credit: Archant

The race, which saw competitors dress in bonkers blue costumes, was arranged to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Organiser Lisa Thompson thanked all those who took part in the event on the Facebook page.

She said: “A big thank you to everyone who turned up and ran or walked.

“Thanks to my wonderful committee, the volunteers, Royston Runners, Freman College and Meridian School, Toby Snowden and the Heath.

14 year old, Roystonian, Ewan Rees, who has been involved in two previous similar charity runs, was

14 year old, Roystonian, Ewan Rees, who has been involved in two previous similar charity runs, was the proud winner of the race on Sunday. Ewan, hopefully thinks he might take up the sport. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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“Now for the best part, let’s get that money rolling in and see if we can beat last year’s total of £12,500.”

The race was won by sporty 14-year-old Ewan Rees.

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Local photographer Clive Porter was so touched by the event, he has decided to sell copies of the prints he took in Hogg’s Coffee Shop, and donate proceeds to the charity.

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