Calling all fun runners

A VILLAGE fun run last staged more than five years ago will return this weekend with the additional challenge of a 10km event.

The Great Boxford Run is encouraging runners of all abilities to take part in either a 1km, 5km or 10km run and raise money for a charity of their choice on Saturday.

The event is being organised by the village’s table-topping football club Boxford Rovers, who currently head Colchester and East Essex Division One and need to raise funds to improve their pavilion.

Dan Swansborough, the club’s assistant manager and race organiser, said: “The last run was about six years ago, but this time we’ve tried to involve the whole community.

“It should be a great day and we urge runners, young and old, to come along.”

The event begins at 9.30am at Boxford Playing Fields, with the final 1km run at 1pm.