Run proves its appeal

Runners get underway in the Brigg Poppy Appeal 10k from the Angel Car Park.
Runners get underway in the Brigg Poppy Appeal 10k from the Angel Car Park.

Caistor Running Club members were among almost 300 runners who took to the banks of the Ancholme on Sunday as part of a mass turn out for the Brigg Poppy Appeal 10K.

And there was a fantastic third place for Caistor’s 16-year-old runner Ryan Page.

Caistor Running Club members at the start before this years Brigg Poppy Appeal 10k'From the left-Kevin Melling,Kath Young,Lydia Walton, Ryan Page, Katie Sargeant and Wendy Moreline.

Caistor Running Club members at the start before this years Brigg Poppy Appeal 10k'From the left-Kevin Melling,Kath Young,Lydia Walton, Ryan Page, Katie Sargeant and Wendy Moreline.

This year the race started from the Angel Car Park with runners heading out on to Elwes Street and then to Cadney and back, following the riverside.

The event is expected to have raised in the region of £4,000, with the 298 strong field of runners from all parts of the country.

Falklands veteran Lew Gudgeon of the Brigg and District Royal British Legion said: “There has been an absolutely fantastic response and the Military Challenge this year, which contained two female runners for the first time.”

The challenge involves runners carrying a pack of equipment.

The race launched this year’s poppy appeal in Brigg and the race was started by appeal Co-ordinator Maureen Glossop.