Three Counties Running Club hold annual Easter run for charity

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

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Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) members used their annual Easter run event to raise as much money as they could for a chosen charity.

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity. Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

“Callum Pites Smile Charity was put forward to us and as a club we thought it was a fantastic way to support young children with cancer,” said a club spokesman.

Over 200 people turned up at Wisbech Park on Good Friday to take part in the Easter 1k and 5k race.

There was also walking football, food and craft stalls, games and an Easter egg hunt which the kids loved.

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

Both races were started with a speech from the mayor who came to show his support. ‘Clubbercise’ then got everyone moving in the warm-up before the races.

The 1k race saw 54 people take part from ages ranging from 1-90, whether they were running, walking, pushing a buggy or being carried.

The 5k event had a great turnout of 75 participants with runners in attendance from Ryston, MarchAC, Thorney, Ely and Bushfield Joggers to name a few.

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity. Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

There was a TCRC members battle to take first and second spot with Morgan Harrison first home in a personal best of 18:56 followed by Graham Rushmer in 19:20 and the first lady home was Lilly Fiveash from March AC in 23:49PB.

Other Club Bunny Run Results:

Jonny Clark 21:46

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity. Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

Sarah Johnson 25:52

Barry Clark 26:54PB

David Cordell 28:24

Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity. Three Counties Running Club hold their annual Easter Event to raise funds for Callum Pites Smile Charity.

Sarah Lamb 30:31

Fay Gratton 31:44

Parkrun results:

March

Sarah-Jane Macdonald 29:34CPB

Steve Clarke 31:35PB

Peterborough

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough 21:25 PB

Tim Clough 21:51

Kingslynn

Victoria May 31:57

Three Counties Running Club have also been fund raising to raise money to buy a defib.

A bingo evening, a club raffle, raffle and games held at the Santa Run and also the children’s running games/activities held in the park during the school holidays, all these events helped to raise the funds.

A spokesman said: “We are really pleased to announce the receipt of our new Defib.

“This is a brilliant piece of equipment with fully automated audio instructions when you open the lid.

“We have migrated one of the existing first aid kits in to the defib bag and its all ready to go.

“We will be ordering children sized defib pads in the coming weeks, this will be available at club sessions and races

“Hopefully we will never have the need to use this but we are fully equipped if we do.

“TCRC are next flying the flag at Boston in the Half and full marathon in 15th April.”

For more information, visit: www.threecountiesrc.org

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