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BRJ: Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race: Jubilee Park Monday 1st May 2017

The fourth annual BRJ Mayor’s charity race was held at Jubilee Park in Huntingdon on Bank holiday Monday. The overnight rain and overcast skies did not deter the 311 runners who took part or the crowds of family and friends who came to support them. 

However, the rain stayed away and the sun came out to help the runners on their way.  The Fun Run involved two laps of the perimeter of the playing fields a demanding one and a half miles.

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay) came along to support the event and to run the course with the children and their families. Many were rewarded with a chance to a have a selfie taken with him.   

Darryl Brown (Mayor of Huntingdon) did the honours by starting the Fun Run. Then he joined Jonathon Djanolgy MP on the 5-mile race run over the playing fields and around the field margins of the local farm.

Results

Fun Run

First Girl: Isabelle Wilkins Huntingdonshire AC

First Boy: Callum Nicholson Riverside Runners

Age Group Winners:

Girls under 9: Jemima Davey BRJ Run and Tri

Boys Under 9: Archie Bullman March AC

Girls Under 11: Evie Flockhart Huntingdonshire AC

Boys Under11: Liam Conway BRJ Run and Tri

Girls Under 13: Ellie Loosely BRJ Run and Tri

Boys Under 13: Jason Hart Huntingdon AC

Girls Under 15: Hannah Williams 

Boys Under 15: James Orrell BRJ Run and Tri

5 Mile Race

Men’s winner: Mark Berry Huntingdonshire AC

Women’s winner: Cecilia Hime BRJ Run and Tri

Female Veteran 35: Shelly Duffy BRJ Run and Tri

Male Veteran 40: Kirk Brawn Peterborough AC

Female Veteran45: Deb Bryant Biggleswade AC

Male Veteran 50: Andrew Shields Cambridge and Coleridge

Female Veteran55: Barbara Johnson Yaxley Runners

Male Veteran 60: Charles Dicks

Mayor of Huntingdon 5 mile race

May Bank holiday sunshine brought runners of all ages to Jubilee park in Huntingdon for the BRJ Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race. Now in its third year this event has raised thousands of pounds which support local charities. Families and  friends  ran together in the Fun Run , a mile and a half course round the Jubilee park fields. Bill Hensley Mayor of  Huntingdon Town Council thanked everyone for coming along to support the races and the charities they support. Toddlers running with mum and Dad brought loud cheers and applause as they ran, walked, skipped and bounced along. Every one deserved their medal for completing the course. 

The five mile race was more competitive with 167 runners competing either to win or to cover the distance in a good time or for the first time. 

Alex Metcalfe was the winner over 5 miles, finishing the race in an impressive 31.26 minutes, closely followed by Team Bex's Mark Barry. Tyrone Farrer was the first V40 finisher, and BRJ runner Gilles Corby took the prestigious V50 prize.  Ahead of the pack of ladies was March AC's Geraldine Larham to take first female, and local BRJers Jackie Wren and Shelley Duffy took second and third.   

Prises we awarded by Deputy Mayor Doug Mcilwain who thanked BRJ Run and Tri Club for organising another very successful and popular race.

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