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Fun Run proves to be a huge success

OVER 2000 runners took part in Knowle Fun Run last Sunday - raising thousands for local good causes.

OVER 2000 runners took part in Knowle Fun Run last Sunday - raising thousands for local good causes.

Despite ominous predictions, the weather stayed fine and large crowds turned out to cheer the runners on their way.

Charles Hanson, from BBC’s Bargain Hunt, set the competitors off on the five-mile course.

While some were hoping for a best time, others - who tackled the circuit in costume - were just looking for a good time.

Adrian Harris, from Knowle and Dorridge Lions, said: “Local residents set out chairs and tables and enjoyed a real party atmosphere again.”

Once again, the team had decided to close the road - a decision welcomed by runners.

Organisers hope to have raised over £40,000 for charity, once all the sponsorship money has come in.

Parkinson’s UK, Teenage Cancer Trust and fly2help are among the good causes who will benefit this time around.

Aside from the main event, over 300 youngsters took part in the MiniRun, around the playing fields of Arden School.

And the speediest athletes - in both the junior and adult category - were presented with trophies.

Overall winner was Toby Spencer, who crossed the finish line in 27 min, 29 secs - a whole minute faster than last year.

The full results can be found at www.KnowleFunRun.org.uk.

 

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