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Sport Relief Mile a scorching success

HUNDREDS of runners braved the soaring temperatures on Sunday to raise money for Sport Relief at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

HUNDREDS of runners braved the soaring temperatures on Sunday to raise money for Sport Relief at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Organisers hailed the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile a ‘massive success,’ with many participants running the race in fancy dress.

Some of the braver gentleman ran the race in drag, while children wore a host of fetching costumes.

Around 300 people took part in the one mile race, with around 200 running the three and six mile event.

The sell out race, which was started by the Mayor of Solihull Irene Chamberlain, started and ended at the athletics track and took the route through Tudor Grange Park.

Volunteers from the Brueton Park run helped make the race a success. It was jointly organised by Solihull Council leisure services and Parkwood Leisure.

A spokeswoman for the event said: “This was one of many events that Solihull Active have been part of in the past year, and we hope to continue strong relationships with the community and charities alike to keep health a priority”

 

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