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 BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday.

The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday.

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The latest staging of the BRJ Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race has been hailed as a success.

The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday. The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday.

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.

The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday. The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday.

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.

The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday. The BRG Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Race took place at Jubilee Park, in Huntingdon, on bank holiday Monday.

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.

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