Rotor Run raises thousands for life-saving air ambulance

The Herts Air Ambulance Trust held its third annual Rotor Run on Sunday, sponsored by The Comet, raising thousands for the life-saving helicopter service.

Over 100 runners turned out in a sunny Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage to race the 5k course and raise much-needed funds for the charity-run emergency medical team. The fastest runner was over the line in 16 and-a-half minutes, just shy of the record set last year.

Around 40 mums, dads and toddlers took part in the more leisurely Rotor Roam around the lake.

The star of the show, the Herts Air Ambulance landed at the event, giving fundraisers the opportunity to see the helicopter up close and meet the air crew.

Wendy Marcon, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust event manager, said: “We are delighted that the third Rotor Run for Herts Air Ambulance was another great success. A great day was had by all and I would like to say a big thank you to all the marshals who helped out on the day and not forgetting our fantastic runners who seemed to make it round in record time!

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“Also, a big thank you to our sponsor, Archant (The Comet’s parent company), as well as Stevenage Leisure Park, Fairlands Valley Spartans and Stevenage Borough Council for kindly supporting the event.

“We look forward to making it bigger and better next year!”

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The charity would like to remind all runners who took part to return their completed sponsorship forms and funds to the charity office by Sunday October 30. It is estimated the event raised �3,000.

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