Perfect conditions for fun run

ATHLETES young and old pulled on their trainers for the annual Portishead Rotary Club fun run. A total of 86 runners took part in the eight kilometre

ATHLETES young and old pulled on their trainers for the annual Portishead Rotary Club fun run.A total of 86 runners took part in the eight kilometre run which left from the Lake Grounds and went around Eastwood and the coastpath before finishing back at the beauty spot. First past the finishing post was John Bamber who completed the course in 29 minutes 47 seconds.He was closely followed by 16-year-old John Davis from Clevedon Athletic Club who pounded the course in 30 minutes 13 seconds.In third place was Oliver Doupagne who made it to the finishing line in 31 minutes 59 seconds. The first lady to finish the race was 31-year-old Robyn Golding who completed the run in 32 minutes 35 seconds.In the fun run for the under 11s, nearly 40 youngsters took part with Phillip Butler taking first place. In second position was William Berrington followed by George Braund in third place. The first girl past the finishing line was Cecilie Andersen.Portishead Rotary Club spokesman Len Jenkins said: "It was a really good event and the weather was perfect for running."We have yet to total up the money collected but we hope to raise between £300 and £500 all of which will go to local good causes."Phillip and Cecilie are pictured with BBC local TV news presenter David Passmore and Rotary club president Derek Walters.


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