THE BROMSGROVE Blood Cancer UK Fun Run returned at the weekend after Covid cancellations in the past two years and raised £10,000 for the cause.
The event – which started in 1989 – offers participants the chance to take on either 5k or 10k courses.
It started at Bromsgrove Rugby Club and took the 250 runners along quiet country lanes.
The weather was fine for the event, extra funds were raised on stalls and a ukulele band entertained the crowds.
In the Men’s 10k, Tom Bristowe finished third with Patrick Mackie second and Mike Hanson taking the over 35s title.
In the Women’s 10k, Sarah Richarson took the tape in first with Natasha Tandy in second and Emily Powell winning the over 35s.
Nick Hitchings won the Men’s 5k with Tristan Day in second and the Women’s was won by Alison Hitchings with Lucy Ward in second.
The over 35s winner was Ruth Small and Lucy Cathell won the under 16s.
Organiser Nicole Harris thanked everyone who helped on the day, the runners and those who had sponsored participants.
“All the money raised goes directly to Blood Cancer UK to find a cure for 137 blood cancers as well as provide help and advice to patients.
“A great deal of the research is done in the Midlands.”
Preparations are already under way for next year’s event which will be on May 14.
1st Tom Bristowe
2nd Patrick Mackie
3rd Gavin Moorhead
Over 35 a Mike Hanson
1st Sarah Richarson
2nd Natasha Tandy
3rd Millie Flynn
Over 34s Emily Powell
5 k Men
1st Nick Hitchings
2nd Tristan Day
3 rd Fletcher Howard
5 K Women
1st Alison Hitchings
2nd Lucy Ward
3rd Steph Jone
Over 35 Ruth Smalll
Overall under 16 Lucy Cathell
Full results at – www.tempoevents.co.uk under Results and Bromsgrove Fun Run.