HUNDREDS DUST OFF THEIR RUNNING SHOES IN SEDGEFIELD
Mon, Mar 26, 2012
Hundreds of people dusted off their running shoes on Sunday to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile at Sedgefield Racecourse.
With the sun shining people from all over Durham lined up to run the one, three and six mile distances.
One runner in particular who stood out was Hazel Wright, who ran six miles at Sedgefield, as well as running the same distance at Sunderland, Ferryhill and Norton, using her training for the Sunderland Marathon to raise money for the charity.
Another star of the day was five-year-old Callum Brown from Willington Church of England school who came second out of all of the three mile participants, fittingly dressed as a jockey for the occasion.
Jill Williamson, General Manager at Sedgefield Racecourse said: “It was fantastic to see so many people working up a sweat for this very worthy cause and we were thrilled to be the host for such a great event. The weather helped to make it a great day out for spectators as well as those taking part and I hope that together we will have raised thousands of pounds for Sport Relief.”
All the money raised will provide help to people across the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
For more information visit www.sportrelief.com.