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Rotarians and runners join forces

Rotarians and runners join forces

Over a hundred brave runners took part in an ultra-marathon hosted by a Wiltshire Rotary club.

The Rotary Club of Westbury, Wiltshire, joined forces with the Avon Valley Runners to host the 9th edition of their annual Imber Ultra Marathon.

112 runners took part in the 33-mile race over the rough tracks of Salisbury Plain, passing through many of the local towns and villages.

Runners Ra Twilley and Una Mills won their respective categories and were presented with prizes by Marc Allum, an antiques expert and prominent feature on Antiques Roadshow.

The event is put on every year to raise money for local charities supported by Westbury Rotary as well as The Rotary Foundation.

The event was sponsored by estate agents Myddelton & Major and the local Ford car dealership, with Lidl and Morrisons also supplying the runners with plenty of water and fruit.

One of the winning teams of the marathon with special guest Marc Allum.

The race was kicked off by the Westbury Town Crier. John Hadfield, after a brief by Avon Valley Race Coordinator Martin Bull and a speech by the Westbury Rotary President Jon Street.

Jon will soon be taking on his own challenge as he is organising a sponsored climb of Snowdon alongside three other Rotarians.

Jon has a history of taking on these kind of sponsored challenges, with his previous achievements including climbing Ben Nevis and up to Everest Base Camp, as well as completing 2 half-marathons and many sponsored walks.

The money raised from the proposed climb of Snowdon will go towards The Rotary Foundation, charities supported by Westbury Rotary and Bristol Southmead Hospital.

If you want to support Jon’s campaign or ask him any questions you can get in touch with him via email.