Dave does the double at Sandringham

Dave does the double at Sandringham
At the front from the off, Dave Hudson no 801

The main event was won by last year’s winner, Dave Hudson (Huntingdonshire AC), in a time of one hour and eleven minutes.

Run Sandringham welcomed over 2,000 runners to the Queen’s winter residence for the Sandringham Half Marathon on Sunday, 19th June.

This popular event, now a permanent annual fixture on the calendar, proved to be a great success as runners of all ages and abilities took part in the Half Marathon, 5K and the Community Mile.

The main event started in, what could be said, ideal running conditions - warm and sunny, with a cool breeze. With a start and finish within the Royal estate, the picturesque course weaves itself through the grounds, including a stage passing in front of Sandringham House itself.

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Wearing number 739 Kevin King competing in his second event of the weekend have completed the Norfolk Hero quadrathlon event on Saturday

Event Director, Aaron Murrell, was delighted with the turnout saying, “Fortunately the weather was kind today! We are getting more and more runners and spectators each year, which really helps our aim is to raise as much money for good causes as possible. 

"I would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors, as well as the participants, who all make this event possible”. 

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Taking a break for a selfie in front of Sandringham House

Beneficiaries of the funds raised include BREAK, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Vision Norfolk, Norfolk and Waveney MIND, Mind Over Cancer, East Anglian Air Ambulance, RNLI and SSAFA.

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Whoever he is, he looks happy

The main event was won by last year’s winner, Dave Hudson (Huntingdonshire AC), in a time of one hour and eleven minutes, whilst the first lady home was Lindy-Lee Folscher (Tri Anglia Triathlon Club) in a time of 1h 25m. 

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Dave Hudson - Credit Run Sandringham and Epic Action Imagery.

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Lindy-Lee Folscher  - Credit Run Sandringham and Epic Action Imagery.

The 5k event was won by Callum Stanforth (Ryston Runners) in 16.50m. The community mile was won by Rory Wood.

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Callum Stanforth 5k winner

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The 5k start

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Lynnsport Ladybirds and friends

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Happy with their medals


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Happy with their medals

For more information about local running events throughout the year or to register for next year’s Sandringham Half Marathon, please visit www.runsandringham.co.uk or email Aaron at info@goodrunningevents.co.uk .

Photos: Ian Burt

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