More than 900 local school children were under starter’s orders last Wednesday (22 June) at the 16th annual Tring Running Club Midsummer Fun Run.
The popular event aims to give children the chance to catch the running bug and consider taking up the sport. It also raises money for local charities and has become something of a family tradition in Tring.
Event organiser Richard White said: “We had an excellent turnout of 928 people: 188 in the adult race and 740 in the children’s races. Despite an initially damp morning the weather improved, remaining dry with the sunshine emerging in time for the adults’ race at 7:30pm.”
Children were entertained throughout the afternoon by charity mascot Rennie Bear, who was almost as big an attraction as the ice cream van. The Mayor of Tring, Councillor Mike Hicks, was in attendance for the whole event and did sterling work handing out medals to all participants on the finish line.
Richard added: “This year we’ve raised about £3,000 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Chilterns MS Centre. All in all it was a very successful event and great fun. We really are very lucky to be able to host what was become quite a large local event and it wouldn't be possible without the help and support of Tring cricket club, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the Chilterns MS Centre, and the army of volunteers from the running club who turn out each year. So, a big thank you to all involved.”
Full results and trophy winners can be found at http://www.tringrunningclub.org.uk/fun-run-results-2016/