First man home in the 5k Alix Ramsier with Reggie.
Over 400 hundred runners took part in the 11th annual Caterham Rotary Easter Bunny runs at Queens Park on Palm Sunday. First home boy and girl to cross the line in the 1k, which is not a race, were Ben Wyatt and Estee Norman
In the 5k race the first man home Alix Ramsier completed the run along with his dog Reggie in a new record time of 15 mins 40secs . First lady home was LouLou Rowlands in a time of 19mins 49 secs.
Every finisher in the Easter Bunny 1K Fun Run and 5K Race received an Easter egg. There were additional prizes presented to the best dressed who were awarded large chocolate bunnies.
Emily of B H Fitness www.emilybunnyhop.com lead the warm up again this year and a large group of her class members ran the 5k course raising sponsorship for Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. She told the 5k runners: “None of you should worry about finishing last because I will make sure I am the one who is last over the finish line!”
The race starter, Chair of Tandridge District Council, Councillor Gill Black presented the prizes together with the Vet on the Hill Ian Mathers who sponsored the fastest and best dressed bunny prizes.
Caterham Rotary Club’s organiser for this event, David Barrett commented “I would like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s event. We also hope they raised a lot of money for their chosen charity or for our Rotary charities. A big thank you also to our sponsors this year Bunny Hop Dance and Fitness, Surrey National Golf Club, The Caterham and District Independent, CATAX Ltd, Ross Cycles, Tesco, Morrisons, 1st Caterham Scouts, The Vet on the Hill, North Downs Hospital and Tandridge District Council.”
Full results are available on the website www.rotaryruns.co.uk
Here is what some runners had to say:
“The Marshals were great. Thanks for the encouragement” V.C
“It was my first run and I thought it was really well organised. I really enjoyed it. Thank you all, I will be back.” JK
” A brilliant day and wonderful atmosphere at the charity bunny fun run.” S.H Caterham
” Thank you so much Caterham Rotary! You are all amazing! What a fantastic event. See you in July for the Half Marathon and 10k” E.W Oxted
If you wish to challenge yourself further The Rotary Club of Caterham Half marathon and 10k are being held Sunday July 22nd starting on Redhill Aerodrome, for more information please see www.caterhamrotaryhalf.co.uk.
Next year’s Bunny Fun Run will be on Sunday 14th April