The Mayor of Sleaford’s first fun run was a resounding success with £450 raised from the day for Autistic Children.
The three mile run set off from Sleaford cricket ground, launched by the Mayor Brian Watson, and headed down to Four Seasons Garden Centre where runners, joggers and walkers could take a breather or head straight back to the finish line at the cricket club.
Coun Watson thanked event sponsors Birdies and Four Seasons Garden Centre as well as Peter Nadin of Sleaford Striders for co-ordinating the event.
The £450 was raised by donations. Coun Watson said: “It was a good day. There were mums and children and the first runner home was Emma Lord who recived the winner’s cup.” Coun Watson’s wife Pat took part, along with fellow councillor’s wife Bo Allen. William Alvey School head teacher Stephen Tapley was another entrant.
At the end there was a barbecue and get together and Coun Watson was very pleased with the amount raised. He was already being asked to repeat the event next year.