Records tumble as runners race for charity

Culford School, Culford.'Race for Riverwalk School.''Pictured; Runners of all ages set off for a race around Culford school grounds.

Culford School, Culford.'Race for Riverwalk School.''Pictured; Runners of all ages set off for a race around Culford school grounds.

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THE WEATHER was not the only thing making records last weekend as more than 100 runners competed in the Race for Riverwalk School, breaking all previous course records.

The 10km winner, Kevin Murphy, from St Edmund Pacers, knocked nearly two minutes off the previous best time and Christine Anthony, from West Suffolk Athletic Club, broke the ladies’ course record by one minute.

Culford School, Culford.'Race for Riverwalk School.''Pictured; Runners of all ages set off for a race around Culford school grounds.

Culford School, Culford.'Race for Riverwalk School.''Pictured; Runners of all ages set off for a race around Culford school grounds.

In the 5km event, Denys Olefim beat the previous best time by one minute and the first lady home, Emma Watts, from St Edmund Pacers, also beat her previous best.

Audrey Finch, Rivewalk’s headteacher, handed out medals to all finishers and said “We’re really grateful to Culford School for hosting the race again this year. We now have a brand new wheelchair minibus and a state of the art sensory room and the Riverwalk Races have contributed enormously towards making those dreams a reality.”

Money from this year’s race will be used to upgrade Riverwalk’s playground, with emphasis on wheelchair accessible equipment.