Sunshine all the way for Easter fun runners
More than 500 people sprinted and walked around Sudbury on Good Friday, as the annual Sudbury Fun Run took place in glorious sunny weather.
The annual five-mile run and walk through the town started in Station Road and finished at Belle Vue Park.
It’s the 34th year the event has been held, and organisers said the good weather meant it was a memorable day for everyone.
The male and female race winners were 18-year-old Colchester runner Ramadan Osman, who finished in 27 minutes and 14 seconds, and Megan Newton, from West Suffolk Athletic Club who finished in a time of 30 minutes and 46 seconds.
Race director Jonathan Price, chairman of Sudbury Joggers, said: “It was an excellent day all round. We had 432 finishers and there were 20 trophy winners. We had 90 walkers take part and we could have done with more, as want to encourage more walkers to join the event in future.”
He added: “I’d like to thank everyone who helped us - everyone who came to help marshall, friends and supporters, and to the many organisations who sponsored and supported us.”
Taking part in the event were the family and friends of Daisy Brooks.
Since the seven-year-old died from a brain tumour in November 2014, her parents Louis and Anna Brooks have been raising funds for a clinical trial led by a research team in Bristol. Their fund is called Doing It For Daisy.
Anna said several people took part in the Fun Run, and hope to raise a total of £3,000. They included Daisy’s best friend Evie Cook, aged eight, and Amelie Kingston, nine. “Evie and Amelie walked the five miles with their mums and raised over £700 themselves,” added Anna.