Hundreds race around Piggott School in first Twyford Fun RunBy Jon Nurse
October 23, 2012
Hundreds raced for medals as Twyford Village Partnership’s first fun run raised thousands of pounds for local charities.
Families flocked into The Piggott School’s grounds on Sunday, October 7, to run mile circuits and raise money for four causes.
Parents and children ran side by side before the Fit and Able physio team romped home as business team winners in the closing adult race.
More than 300 runners took part, with organisers estimating around £3,000 has been raised.
Helen Ferguson, of the village partnership’s community forum, said: “It was a fantastic event that brought the whole community together.
“Parents were doing their best to be faster than their children. And everyone was thrilled to get their own red, white and blue medal.
“People are keen to have another one next year and hopefully we’ve inspired children to get running.”
Wokingham borough deputy mayor Councillor UllaKarin Clark presented prizes.
Matthew Rawlings, 13, won the 11-15 age group and the adult race, while 10-year-old Gino Castagna finished first in the eight to 11 years category and eight-year-old Matthew Kirk was best in the four to eight years race.