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Thurston Fun Run continues to grow as 250 runners take on the challenge

Runners of all ages and abilities take part in the annual Thurston Fun Run.                                      FL; The St Edmunds Pacers team at the end of the race. ANL-140605-101402009

Runners of all ages and abilities take part in the annual Thurston Fun Run. FL; The St Edmunds Pacers team at the end of the race. ANL-140605-101402009

A highlight of the Thurston community calendar continued to gather pace after 250 runners tackled the village’s annual fun run.

About 150 and 100 people completed the 10k and 3k runs respectively from the New Green Community Centre in aid of causes of their choice.

In pole position in the 10k run was Glen Douglas at 35 minutes 16 seconds while Gary Pearson was top in the 3k race at 11 minutes and five seconds.

The event, now in its seventh year, included a craft fair with local groups manning stalls to raise money for their activities.

Peter Skoyles, who organises the run with Dennis Whiting and Andy Cawdell, said: “It’s growing every year. It was very well attended by locals, running clubs and we had some people from RAF Lakenheath.

“There were some fantastic comments from the runners about the beautiful route and how some of them have come back year on year.

“There’s such a great atmosphere.”

It is sponsored by the Thurston Fox and Hounds pub as well as Knights Lowe Chartered Accountants and Sarah Place Accountants.

n Thirteen-year-old Jamie Robinson’s efforts on the day raised £350 for Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Stowmarket High School pupil Lily Webster, who died of Sudden Death Syndrome in 2012.

 

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