Bury to Clare challenge raises funds for hospice

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge
Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge
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Almost 200 people took part in a fitness challenge on Sunday to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The popular Bury St Edmunds to Clare run or walk, now in its fourth year, saw 181 participants complete the 18-mile route, with just one having to pull out due to injury.

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Kevin Marshall, of Positive Steps Fitness and Wellbeing, who organised the event, said it went ‘fantastically well’ and the winning time was just two hours and 14 minutes.

“It’s really thrilling to see, from the beginners to the first person across the finish line,” he said.

“There’s a lot of camaraderie from people who do this sort of thing – everybody encourages everybody else over the finish line and gives them a cheer, so there’s a great atmosphere,” he added.

Entry fees raised £2,800 for the hospice and more money is to come from individual sponsorship.

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge

Runners take part in the Bury-Clare challenge