Plan to get more runners lining up for town race

Efforts to increase the number of entrants to Sudbury Fun Run are in the pipeline after it was revealed the event had raised £4,600 for charity this year.

Around 400 people took part in the annual Good Friday run in March and helped raise thousands of pounds which will be divided between Diabetes UK and a number of Sudbury area causes.

Despite the number of runners not reaching the usual 500 limit for the five-mile race – due to poor weather conditions on the day – organisers plan to raise the entry level by at least 100 in time for next year.

“We are working on increasing the number of entrants but have to go through various discussions,” said race organiser Jonathan Price, from Sudbury Joggers.

“We could go up to 600, which is the next stage up for races of this nature and that is something we are looking at.”

The money raised for charity fell short of the total collected last year when £6,000 was donated to Helping Hands and St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Mr Price thanked Sudbury Town Council officials who helped with road safety.