Tuesday, 28 September 2021

MP Theresa May hands out fun run prizes

MORE than 300 people took part in the third annual charity family fun run at the Piggott School in Wargrave on Sunday.

The event, which is run by the Twyford Village Partnership, featured races for every age group, including a 100-yard pre-school “toddle” and one-mile parents’ race.

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Home Secretary and Maidenhead MP Theresa May watched some of the races and presented the prizes.

The main race was won by Andy Loring, 38, from Twyford, in a time of five minutes and 31 seconds. Neil Barber, 45, from Charvil, was second and Richard Stabberton-Coe, 42, from Twyford, was third.

In last place was Simon Howard, vicar of St Mary’s Church in Twyford.

Race organiser Gordon Storey said: “The vicar came up with what Theresa called the best excuse she had ever heard — that he was the good shepherd and he was shepherding in his flock!

“It’s a fabulous event and the weather was perfect. The toddler race was particularly lovely. A few fell over and there was a pile-up but it was fantastic.”

The event was officially started by Wokingham Mayor UllaKarin Clark.

Nuffield Health, which runs a gym at the school, held warm-up sessions for the runners before each race.

The fun run was in aid of Twyford Charities Together, a group of five local charities — Daisy’s Dream, Age Concern, the Piggott School, Building for the Future and Mohawk.

Mr Storey said: “We hope to have raised £4,000, which would be a record.

“The school gives us a huge amount of help and it makes the whole event so easy to have it on the field.

“We had a record number of entries this year and with the helpers, parents and other spectators we had 500 people, so it was heaving.”

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