On Sunday the 28th November eighty-nine Santas, plus two canine Clauses, completed a 5K or 1K fun run or walk challenge around Newbury. The 1K family path centred around the autumn vistas of Victoria Park, whilst the 5K took full advantage of the picturesque route via Speen Lane and Moor Lane, all in glorious winter sunshine.
The Mayor of Newbury, Billy Drummond, sent the runners on their way at 10:30 am and welcomed them back with finishers medals, the first being to a 5K runner barely thirty minutes later.
Throughout the morning, from runner registration to medal presentation, Kennet Radio provided a festive atmosphere in the Market Place. They also generously provided a pre-event warm-up session delivered by one of their team members - Ian Lamb – who went on to complete the 5K run followed by a live commentary from the finishing line.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of Newbury’s Santas, and the teams of volunteers who braved an early winter morning start, Newbury Rotary will be able to make donations to West Berkshire Therapy Centre, West Berkshire Mencap and Friends of West Berkshire Young Carers.
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