Ready, Eddie, go

PUBLISHED: 15:05 13 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 24 May 2010

Eddie Large gives runners an early start in the Portishead Roatary Club fun run. Pictured with Eddie are Julian Avery and Pat Foley from Avon Fire and Rescue Service with Zoa Arnel and Jane Hawkins.

Eddie Large gives runners an early start in the Portishead Roatary Club fun run. Pictured with Eddie are Julian Avery and Pat Foley from Avon Fire and Rescue Service with Zoa Arnel and Jane Hawkins.

FUND-RAISERS put on their trainers for a charity fun run around Portishead. The event, now in its fifth year, was organised by Portishead Rotary Club to raise money for Cancer Research and youth projects in the town. The run, which attracted more than 90

FUND-RAISERS put on their trainers for a charity fun run around Portishead.The event, now in its fifth year, was organised by Portishead Rotary Club to raise money for Cancer Research and youth projects in the town. The run, which attracted more than 90 runners, was kicked off by comedian Eddie Large.Winner was Wasnick Page of Clevedon Athletic Club who made it to the finishing line in 30 minutes and 15 seconds.In second place was Alex Copping of the City of Bath Athletics Club who finished with a time of 30 minutes, 45 seconds.The winner of the children's under 11's race was Alex Grocock and the winner of the children's over 11 sprint was Alex Hayes.The final runner clocked in with a time of one hour and seven minutes.A spokesman for the Rotary club said: "Although the day started off dull and drizzly, it did not deter the enthusiasm of everyone taking part.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 17:18

A woman has died today (Wednesday) after she was hit by a van.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:13

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Weston were well beaen by Radstock in the Somerset Super League Darts.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston body builder with stage two cancer raised £1,000 for charity by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58

Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit to celebrate businesses and producers in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:57

Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker race took place on Weston beach with more than 2,000 runners taking part.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the Full Monty Cute, a hilly 10-mile course in South Somerset.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Trophies were presented to Weston Golf Club ladies at their annual dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston’s Grand Pier donated a six-foot Christmas tree to an adventure park to raise money for charity.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists