Chardstock runners raise more than £550

PUBLISHED: 08:01 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:36 14 May 2019

Chardstock fun runners. Picture Graham Vyse

Chardstock fun runners. Picture Graham Vyse


Seventy-four take part in the village’s annual challenge and fun run

Chardstock Challenge competitors in action, Picture: Graham VyseChardstock Challenge competitors in action, Picture: Graham Vyse

The annual Chardstock Challenge and Fun Run, organised by the village's street fayre team attracted a field of 74 runners and walkers.

The event was divided into two races - the grueling 10k Chardstock Challenge and the gentler 3k fun run.

The weather on the day was bright but with a cooling breeze to assist the runners.

First to complete the 10k challenge course was Joel Seward (45mins 12 secs) and the first female, in overall fifth place was Rebecca Platt (55.10).

In the 3k fun run the first competitor home in the 10+ section was Ben Price (11.44) and the first female was Kendra Druce (12.43). In the U10 section the winner was Edan Wellman (14.23) and the first girl was Ellie Giles Jones (16.56).

A spokesman for the street fayre committee congratulated all those who took part in the event and thanked all those who supported and/or helped with its organisation, making it such a successful and memorable day in the village calendar.

Organisers thanked Chardstock Cricket Club for allowing their clubhouse and its beautiful ground to be used as the race headquarters.

The delighted Chardstock Street Fayre team, which organises fundraising events throughout the year, estimate that the challenge and fun run had raised more than £550.

The money will be donated to local good causes at the end of the season.

This year the main beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by the fayre team will be Chardstock Community Hall Trust, the Little Acorns Pre-School Group @ St Andrew's Church of England Primary Academy and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

The next fundraising event being planned will be The Great Chardstock Duck Race which will take place on Sunday, June 9. This event will start at Mill Bridge at 12noon and terminate at Kitbridge, where there will be a barbecue - where organisers say that duck-burgers will definitely not be on the menu.

Meanwhile ducks, of the plastic variety, can be sponsored at Chardstock Stores and Post Office ready to compete in the race.

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