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Sun, fun and running!

Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:16:51

Runners

The sun shone as 250 runners, including 116 youngsters, took part in the first Barnt Green Chuggers Fun Run, with most completing the 5km course around the centre of the village.

Mike Dickenson, event organiser and chairman of Barnt Green Chuggers & Chaingang, praised a great team effort in staging the event and said he was delighted so many villagers took part in the run and then stayed on to enjoy a party in Millennium Park, featuring local band Him and A Thousand Others. 

He also thanked the runners, whose registrations helped to raise £200 to support the club’s further development of running and cycling, along with a donation of £200 the Chuggers will be making to Barnt Green Day Centre.

Coun Robert Cholmondeley, chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council, said:  “The fun run was a splendid community event which the parish council is proud to have supported.”

Cathy Dakin, from the fun run organising group, praised the many volunteer marshals from Chuggers & Chaingang who helped to make the day such a success. 

One of the runners, Karen Hillmansen, said:  “I don’t think there was a single marshal who didn’t clap and say well done. Big smiles all the way round – lovely!”

Meanwhile, the run marked an achievement for group of village women who had taken part in a seven-week 0-5K Walking, Jogging and Running programme with Barnt Green Chuggers as they completed the 5km course.

Big thanks to. . .
Barnt Green Post Office (Taking registrations) 
Barnt Green Sports Club (Taking registrations) 
St Andrew’s First School (Taking registrations) 
Meadow Farm Butchers (Barbecue and hot food)
The Locker Room (Medals for finishers)
Village Vineyards, Off Licence (Bar and soft drinks)
SBR Massage (Pre- and post-run sports massage)
Vauxhall Printing (Banners/printed material/sail flags)
Him and A Thousand Others (Live music) 
David Lloyd Clubs, Bromsgrove (Pre-run warm up)
Over The Moon Tents (stretch tent for band)
LPM Event Services (DJ and sound equipment)
Ruth, Steph, Kate and Kate (Teas, coffees & cakes)

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