Horsham St Faith celebrates Royal Wedding with a run

A wedding might be a marathon and not a sprint, but people living in Horsham St Faith had to be quick on their feet to catch the Royal Wedding.

Families celebrated Prince William and Catherine Middleton's big day by taking part in a fun run through the village - many of them in wedding dresses.

People watched events unfold from Westminster Abbey on a big screen at the St Faiths Centre, Manor Road, from 9am before the fancy dress wedding fun run, which also included people dressed as horses, arch bishops and members of the Royal Family, started at 2pm.

The run started at the church and finished at the St Faiths Centre where prizes were handed out for the best fancy dress and first past the post. The main race was followed by a children's race starting at 2.30pm.

Reverend Andrew Beane, rector of Horsham St Faith, Spixworth and Crostwick, was one of those who watched the race. He said: 'They had about 30 runners all dressed up in wedding dresses. Several people came out to watch them as they ran through the village. It was lovely that they started from the church.'

As well as the races there were games and a raffle at the centre which put on a celebratory three course wedding breakfast with some bubbly from 3pm.

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