Organisers of Manea Virtual 5k could not be happier with lockdown turnout

PUBLISHED: 15:43 02 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:43 02 July 2020

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

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From experienced athletes to pre-schoolers and a recovering liver transplant outpatient, people from many walks of life took part in this year’s Manea Virtual 5k.

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year’s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year’s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Ben Fox, who helped organise the event between June 26-28, wanted to give people something to smile about during the coronavirus pandemic instead of usual ‘race the tractor’ event, and his wish duly came true.

Over 180 runners helped raise £743 for the Addenbrooke’s Liver Transplant Association, which supported co-organiser Steve Tarsitano’s father-in-law before he passed away this year and Ben could not be happier with the turnout.

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“We had a great mix of runners,” he said.

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

“Steve and Lisa have said how grateful they are for people signing up and helping give a little something back to the people that helped their father-in-law and dad.

“We didn’t expect such a good uptake so are very pleased with the money raised.”

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year’s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year’s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX

Runners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOXRunners from pre-schoolers to experienced athletes took part in this year'?s Manea Virtual 5k. Pictures: SUPPLIED/BEN FOX


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