Mayor of Huntingdon’s Charity Race is hailed a success as hundreds turn out to take part
PUBLISHED: 12:06 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 03 May 2017
The latest staging of the BRJ Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race has been hailed as a success.
More than 300 runners lined up at Jubilee Park on Bank Holiday Monday to take part in either the five-mile main event or a one-and-a-half mile fun run.
Huntingdon mayor, Councillor Daryl Brown, acted as starter for the fun run and then completed the five-mile course alongside local MP, Jonathan Djanogly.
Both finished in a time of 48:21.
Cllr Brown said: “The race went really well with the biggest turnout so far. It is great to see it grow year on year. I was worried about the rain in the morning but it helped with the softer ground which was better on the knees.”
There was a local winner as Hunts AC man Mark Barry crossed the line in a time of 29:35.
Host club Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri provided the first female finisher – Cecilia Hime – and the winner of the FV35 category – Shelly Duffy.
Callum Nicholson, of Riverside Runners, took the fun run honours with Hunts AC talent Issy Wilkins the first girl home. Fellow Hunts AC athletes - Evie Flockhart (Under 11 girls) and Jason Hart (Under 13 boys) – topped their age categories.
There were also age-group honours for three BRJ runners – Jemima Davey (Under 9 girls), Ellie Loosely (Under 13 girls), Liam Conway (Under 11 boys) and James Orrell (Under 15 boys).
It is hoped the event will have raised in excess of £1,000 to be shared between Huntingdon Town Football Club, Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind, the Ladybird Boat Trust and Huntingdon in Town.