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Harold Wood Running Club pledges annual charity run to be ‘bigger and better’ next year after weekend race

PUBLISHED: 09:28 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 03 October 2017

Harold Wood Running Club's annual charity 5m run. Picture: Melissa Page

Harold Wood Running Club's annual charity 5m run. Picture: Melissa Page

Melissa Page

An annual charity run has once again proved a success as it raised hundreds of pounds for worthy causes in the community.

The Harold Wood Running Club welcomed around 200 runners on Sunday to Harold Wood Park, to take on the 5mile challenge for the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps and children’s charity Rainbow Trust.

As rows of running shoes edged towards the start line, Star Wars actor Nick Joseph, from Harold Wood, was invited to signal the beginning of the race.

Paul Grange from Dagenham 88 Runners was presented with a trophy for completing the run in 27 minutes and 58 seconds, breaking the record for the fastest time.

The final amount raised for the charities is being counted.

Member Tracy Giddings said: “I would like to thank everyone that supported and sponsored us again this year, as the race wouldn’t be the same without them.

“We said it last year and we’ll say it again, next year we will be back bigger and better!”

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