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22nd May, 2022

More than £10k raised as the Bromsgrove Blood Cancer UK Fun Run returns

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.

Overall results

10k Men  

1st Tom Bristowe

2nd Patrick Mackie

3rd Gavin Moorhead

Over 35 a Mike Hanson

10k Women  

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 – under Results and Bromsgrove Fun Run.

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