Runners tackle woodland trail

Bourne Rotary's annual fun run in Bourne Wood. Photo: Chris Brudenell EMN-140415-121436001

Bourne Rotary's annual fun run in Bourne Wood. Photo: Chris Brudenell EMN-140415-121436001

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More than 250 people of all ages turned out in blazing sunshine for a Rotary club’s annual woodland running event.

The Rotary Club of Bourne held Run in the Woods at Bourne Wood on Sunday.

The beautiful weather and bright sunshine ensured a bumper turnout of 66 entrants for the 3km fun run and 185 runners for the 10km.

This year the event raised over £4000 for Rotary charities and activities.

Race director Tony Anders thanked all those who took part and said: “The run could only have taken place with the generous support from our local sponsors.”

These were: PMK Recycling; Smiths; Bakkavor; The White Horse, Baston; Bourne Services; The Larkfleet Group; Bourne Skip Hire; TCS Security; and Manor Energy.

The club also secured support from the Co-operative Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Among this year’s success stories was Jonathan Palmer, of Bourne Town Harriers, who won the 10km in a time of 36 minutes 33 seconds. Jonathan just missed out on last year’s winning time of 36 minutes four seconds. First of the women, repeating her success of last year, was Ruth Jones of Nene Valley Harriers in 41 minutes 41 seconds.

The 3km was won for the second time by Cameron Everist of Morton in 10 minutes 54 seconds, while Molly Bennett of Bourne Town Harriers was fastest girl in 14 minutes 42 seconds.