Fund-raisers of all ages go the extra mile for Sport Relief

Participants in the Sport Relief Mile at Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford.

Participants in the Sport Relief Mile at Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford. - Credit: Archant

There was plenty of excitement and enthusiasm among participants in this year's Sport Relief festivities in Thetford.

More than 50 people, adults and children alike, signed up for the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile event at the Breckland Leisure Centre.

Before the race got going at 1.30pm, racers were treated to a Zumba-style warm-up on the sports centre's all-weather pitch.

The participants assembled on the start line ready for local Rotarian Paul Ovenden to start the race.

There was also some martial arts taking place on the field with a display from Thetford's Hapkido club, which practises at the sports centre.

Led by club manager Kevin Sanford, Black Belt members of the club showed off foundation and advanced kicking technique, junior members demonstrated self-defence moves and both children and adults showed some breaking techniques using their feet, hands and even heads.

There were also family attractions set up on the main field. A generator problem slowed the inflation of some of the children's attractions, but volunteers and visitors remained cheerful despite the set-back.

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Music was provided by Mindy's Roadshow, run by Mr Ovenden, who provides music at many of the sports centre's events.

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