Rain fails to put off Belvoir Castle fun runners

Ex-England rugby star Rory Underwood was a special guest at the Belvoir Castle Fun Run.

Ex-England rugby star Rory Underwood was a special guest at the Belvoir Castle Fun Run.

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A special guest appearance helped to pick up the spirits of some rather wet runners at this year’s Belvoir Castle Fun Run.

Former England and Leicester Tigers rugby star Rory Underwood was invited along by organisers the Vale of Belvoir Lions, who were pleased with the success of the third annual fun run.

It raised over £4,500 for LIVES, Macmillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes.

Lion Andy Potts said: “The third fun run started off being blustery and wet, but did not seem to dampen the spirits of all the runners and helpers.

“It does look like the event has been a success yet again, and the Vale of Belvoir Lions are extremely grateful to all the sponsors and supporters for helping cover all the costs for staging the event, so that all the money from the registration fees and any sponsorship money raised will go to charity.”

Taking part in the fun run was 450 people who chose between a 5km and 10km route.

First finisher on the 10km was Emily Collinge with a time of 35:32. First back on the 5km was Edward Buck with a time of 20:56.

Mr Underwood, who lives locally, presented trophies at the end of the event.

The fun run has become a main event for the Vale of Belvoir Lions, a club made up of like-minded individuals who share a love for the community and for supporting good causes.