Runners converge on Lea for 10k and 5k events

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Competitors of all ages were out in force on Sunday as the village of Lea held its second annual 10k run and 5k family ‘Bunny Run’, which raised money for Lea Primary School.

Runners came from all over the region to take part in the activities and run a picturesque yet challenging route, starting and finishing at Lea Green Development Centre.

The winner of the 10km race was Tim Holling from Belper with a time of 37 mins 11 secs and Sam Winters from Aylestone came in as first female with a time of 44 mins 22 secs.

Under 16yrs male winner was Will Woodruff, a past pupil of the school, with a time of 58 mins 26 secs, followed closely by Olivia Mair from Tatenhill being the under 16yrs female winner with a time of 59 mins 20 secs.

The highlight of the day was when the oldest runner, 85-year-ol Hugh Turner from Nuthall came across the 10km finishing line, providing great inspiration to all involved.

Tom Pollak was the first child home in the 5km fun run, closely followed by Toby Gill and George Davidson.

The competitiveness was brought to the fore with children and parents being challenged to the 5km race and even the littlest legs of Holly Slater (aged 3) and Milly Green (also aged 3) managed to complete the course.

Children who stayed at Lea Green were entertained by a soft play area in the sports hall and an Easter egg shy.

The event was sponsored by Derbyshire County Council, who provided venue at Lea Green Development Centre, Severn Trent Water, who provided the refreshments, John Smedley, who provided the trophies, and also Lloyds Pharmacy, Peak Insurance, Purdy Financial Services, Indigo, 1 Planner, Caterway, Thorntons PLC, Jeera Crich, Lea Gardens and many more.