Colourful fun as runners face powder-bombs in Wisbech Brinks Festival run
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Just under 200 runners of all ages lined up to be powder-bombed in one of the highlights of the Brinks Festival at Wisbech.
The 5km untimed run around the town park attracted 186 runners who were covered in coloured powder at three colour stations around the course. They completed four laps of the park.
Fenland Running Club helped to man the colour stations and marshal the run on Saturday.
At the end of the run participants were completely covered in the specialist powder, which was made of cornstarch and environmentally friendly.
Photographers were in action around the track taking pictures as the runners went by and a colourful exhibition from the day’s fun opened at The Boathouse from tomorrow (Wednesday).
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The Brinks Festival was a two-week exhibition celebrating the heritage of the Fens which opened on Tuesday May 10.
The Brinks Festival is the new name for Wisbech Arts Festival and aims to offer a diverse schedule of events and exhibitions until May 24.
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Festivities have included a talk about artist LS Lowry by Michael Simpson, The Lowry’s director of visual arts.
An evening of entertainment based on an Old Time Music Hall theme at St Peter’s Church Hall:? Reflections on the Ouse Washes: A pictorial history by Mike Petty; Wisbech Arles Twinning Town Walk; a country and western themed Love Your Local Market day which included country performers Merv and Maria Futter, a rodeo bull and shooting gallery and Uncle Mick’s Magical Punch & Judy Show.