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Hundreds on their marks for the 32nd Harrold Pit Run

Harrold Pit Run 2014.

Harrold Pit Run 2014.

Hundreds of runners and spectators were out in force around Harrold at the weekend for the village’s popular race.

The 32nd Harrold Pit Run was a huge success Saturday, April 26, with more than 400 people attending the event which raises money for village causes.

One of the organisers Tina Pritchett said: ”It was absolutely brilliant. There was a group of men putting up the marquees on the Friday evening who got completely soaked but thankfully the weather held off on the day for everyone else.

“The feedback we’ve had from many who attended has been great. There were over 300 runners and 400 people came in total.

“It was a very pleasant village event all-round.”

The pit run, which starts and finishes at the village green, has been held since 1983 to raise money for local charities.

The event encompassed four races from a short children’s race up to a fully marshalled three-mile race around the village of Harrold and the surrounding countryside.

Edward Tusting won the open male race and Sally Cartwright won the open women’s race.

Everyone who finished received a medal, and visitors to the event were entertained by stalls, attractions on the green and a live band.

It’s not too late to sponsor the entrants. For further details visit the official website http://pit-run.com/ or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/harroldpitrun

 

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