Trophies up for grabs at fun run

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Extra spice has been added to tomorrow’s Sudbury Fun Run with a cup available to the first person over the age of 50 to cross the finish line.

The annual five-mile race gets under way in Station Road at 9am and, for the first time, organisers have introduced a competitive section for the over-50s, with one runner being awarded the Wardale Williams Cup.

“This brings another exciting element to this fantastic event,” said race organiser Jonathan Price.

“The fun run is now part of the town’s infrastructure and raises so much money for local good causes, but none of it would be possible without our fabulous sponsors who deserve much credit for the support they give us and the good causes we are helping.”

Around 500 runners will be taking part in the run, which was first staged in 1981, with hundreds more expected to walk the distance and raise money for three main causes – the Marion Blower Appeal, The Bridge Project and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Opticians Wardale Williams is sponsoring the over-50s category and will also provide trophies for the first three people to finish the main race.

“Many of our customers are aged 50 and over so it seemed to be a perfect fit for us to sponsor that age group, and we will be very proud to see them competing for the Wardale Williams Cup for the first time,” said company director Martin Russ.

Town centre roads will be closed from 9am to 10am.