Run Breckland’s 10km run raises hundreds for charity

Participants enjoying the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Participants enjoying the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell - Credit: Archant

Participants of Run Breckland's Breckland Forest 10k Run have helped to raise hundreds of pounds for local charities.

Participants taking part in the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Participants taking part in the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell - Credit: Archant

On a cold and crisp morning 150 runners took part in the event which is a circular course starting and finishing at Santon Downham's village hall.

The winners were Jonny Hodge, with a time of 40 minutes and Helen Aldous with a time of 44 minutes.

James Lambert, 43 minutes, and Nicola Lambert-John, 48 minutes, both of Coltishall Jaguar Running Club, were the runners-up.

The run, held on November 26, raised £600 for Breckland's Talking Newspaper.

Sandie Jardine in her Santa costume at the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Sandie Jardine in her Santa costume at the Breckland Forest 10k Run. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell - Credit: Archant


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Donations were also made to Raynet, the amateur radio enthusiasts who helped man the checkpoint, and First Aid Support Thetford.

A special mention goes to Santa Claus, riding on Rudolph's back, who completed the course in a creditable 1 hour 21 minutes. Sandie Jardine donned the weighty costume.

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This Sunday sees the return of the Santa Run.

Around 170 people will be take part in the 5km run in a Santa Claus outfit or other festive costume.

The event has sold out but people are asked to cheer on the runners.

Runners will be leaving the Market Place at 10am and will be running down King Street.

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