Athletics: GFDR enjoy Ridley Round

PUBLISHED: 16:44 29 June 2018

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners Colin Jackson at the Butchers Arms

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners Colin Jackson at the Butchers Arms

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Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners were among a group of more than 200 who took part in this year’s Ridley Round race.

Runners about to start the Ridley Round at The Compasses pubRunners about to start the Ridley Round at The Compasses pub

Starting at The Compasses in Littley Green, runners visited five pubs each separated by about three miles.

These included The Green Man Howe Street, The Walnunt Tree Broad’s Green, The Leather Bottle Pleshey and The Butchers Arms North End, before returning to The Compasses.

Fastest around the course was Chris Burgoyne of Springfield Striders in one hour 31 minutes, while Colin Jackson was first home for GFDR in 2:33.

Charlotte King, Gillian Robertson and Iaw Lawson were next home, as they ran together, while Jackie Adams finished in 2:55.

Nick Perry, James Hawkes, Richard Percy and Alan Fullerton were also in action, with proceeds going to Essex Air Ambulance.

GFDR will host a 10k road race from Felsted on July 8.

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