September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove fun run raises more than £15,000

Updated: 3:01 pm, May 15, 2015

MORE THAN £15,000 has been raised so far from the Leukaemia Fun Run which was held in Bromsgrove on Sunday (May 11).

The event, the 26th one to be held, began at Bromsgrove Rugby Club and, as well as the race, there was also a host of stalls and a barbecue.

The 10K men’s race was won by Adam Peacock, with Karl Welborn in second and Nigel Edginton in third. The first veterans home were Kevin Fisher in the 35+ and David Hall in the 50+.

The 10K women’s race was won by Joanne Scott and she was followed by Natasha Tandy and Sally Amiss. The first veterans in the women’s 10K were Jayne Perry in the 35+ and Sarah Richardson in the 50+.

Nick Hitchings came first in the men’s 5K, followed by Joshua Wiseman and Mike Small. The 35+ winner was Stephen Wiergowski, the 50+ title was taken by Michael Stanley and the under 16s winner was Peter Monahan.

In the 5K women’s race, Rebecca Sevley took the tape, Claire Smith finished runner-up and Joanne Williams came third. Nikki Mace was the first home in the 35+ and Stella Disney in the 50+. Regan Ball won the under 16s race.

As an added bonus for the runners, chip timing was used for the first time, giving participants accurate finishing.

Organiser Nicole Harris said the weather was beautiful on the day which was a great success.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part and helped to raise this fantastic amount and also all the volunteers who came and helped on the day to make it such a huge success.”

She added she was now busy planning for the charity’s next event – the Forget-me-not walk on June 7.

Anyone wanting more information on that can call Nicole on 01527 878493.

Visit for a full list of results from the fun run.