Team Bex runners are record breakers
- Credit: Archant
A record-breaking 473 runners took part in the 124th Huntingdon parkrun on Saturday morning.
Serious runners, volunteers and 197 members from Team Bex all lined up to take part in the 5km event around Hinchingbrooke Park and managed to set a record for the most people to take part in a parkrun.
The event was organised by mum-of-two Rebecca Griffiths who launched Team Bex, to raise money for the Huntingdon Community Cancer Network charity after her cancer diagnosis in August, 2014.
Bex, aged 33, was diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer in 2014 and told she had only weeks to live and would never see her baby son Benjamin, who was seven months old at the time, crawl.
The detective sergeant, who serves with Cambridgeshire police, decided to continue running despite undergoing chemotherapy, and discovered her tumour had shrunk a few months later. She said: “We are really pleased, it was overwhelming to see a huge sea of pink. Saturday was all about the record-breaking attempt, but we will raise money at next month’s half marathon in Peterborough.”
The Huntingdon record attempt was for the most charity runners from an unaffiliated running club at a 5km parkrun event.
INFO: Parkruns are on Saturdays at 9am. Go to: www.parkrun.org.uk.