Dame Bradbury School hails first family fun run a “great success”

The Willy Wonka Family

The Willy Wonka Family - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Oompa loompas, super heroes and unicorns could be spotted in Carver Barracks on Sunday.

The Dalmation Family

The Dalmation Family - Credit: Celia Bartlett

This strange assortment of characters were taking part in an inaugural family fun run organised by Dame Bradbury's School, in aid of Cancer Research and East Anglia Children's Hospices.

From Spiderman to Willy Wonka and Cruella De Vil, the good, the batty and the bad were jostling at the starting line.

Runners could choose from a one, two or five kilometre race, with more than 250 people taking part.

The event was organised by the Dame Bradbury's sports department in collaboration with the parent-teacher association (PTA).

The Primate Family

The Primate Family - Credit: Celia Bartlett


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A school spokesman said: "The morning was a great success. We would like to say a huge thank you to all families, staff and local organisations who have supported and sponsored this event. We look forward to raising a fantastic amount of money for two amazing charities."

Going bananas on the 5k home straight

Going bananas on the 5k home straight - Credit: Celia Bartlett

5k Home straight

5k Home straight - Credit: Celia Bartlett

A delighted mum & daughter at the finish

A delighted mum & daughter at the finish - Credit: Celia Bartlett

5k Finish

5k Finish - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Leyla Salisbury (9) helping t give out the finishing medals.

Leyla Salisbury (9) helping t give out the finishing medals. - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Wily Wonka and the little oompa-loompa pass the finish.

Wily Wonka and the little oompa-loompa pass the finish. - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Two participants on the hoof

Two participants on the hoof - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Emily Hill (10) looking pleased having completed the 2k

Emily Hill (10) looking pleased having completed the 2k - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Countdown to the start of the 5k

Countdown to the start of the 5k - Credit: Celia Bartlett

The Foster family - Steven & Kelly with Edie (8) and Ted (5) before the 5k.

The Foster family - Steven & Kelly with Edie (8) and Ted (5) before the 5k. - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Lining up for the start of the 5k.

Lining up for the start of the 5k. - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Head, Tracy Handford blows the starter hooter at the beginning of the 1k.

Head, Tracy Handford blows the starter hooter at the beginning of the 1k. - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Giving a wave before the start of the 1k

Giving a wave before the start of the 1k - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Nick Evans (Head of Games) Jessica Farranond and Vicki Crowden of the PTA and Tracy Handford (Head)

Nick Evans (Head of Games) Jessica Farranond and Vicki Crowden of the PTA and Tracy Handford (Head) - Credit: Celia Bartlett

2k - go!

2k - go! - Credit: Celia Bartlett

2k - go!

2k - go! - Credit: Celia Bartlett

2k - get set...

2k - get set... - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Headgear was popular

Headgear was popular - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Holly Shilliam (4) and her mum Rachael in fancy dress for the Fun Run

Holly Shilliam (4) and her mum Rachael in fancy dress for the Fun Run - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Alexandra Follows, Daisy Storey and Kess Levy (all aged 11) tied up ready to attempt a three-legged

Alexandra Follows, Daisy Storey and Kess Levy (all aged 11) tied up ready to attempt a three-legged 2k - Credit: Celia Bartlett

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