Runners spring into action for hospice with a sunny Sandy 10

Sandy 10 runners. Picture: Paul Langshaw Photography

Sandy 10 runners. Picture: Paul Langshaw Photography - Credit: Archant

Runners literally sprang into spring action at the weekend, turning out for the popular Sandy 10 race on a beautiful sunny day.

Sandy 10 runners. Picture: Paul Langshaw Photography

Sandy 10 runners. Picture: Paul Langshaw Photography - Credit: Archant

Blessed with good weather, runners were able to choose a 10-mile course or a 3km fun run at the event organised by Biggleswade Athletic Club.

First held in 1983, the Sandy 10 has grown and developed into a recognised regional event - and with cancer charity Sue Ryder as a partner for the past eight years, runners have a good cause to battle for.

Surplus race proceeds are donated to St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger, run by Sue Ryder Care, which looks after people with progressive conditions at the end of their lives.

After the 2016 race the club gave £850 to the hospice.

Marshalls at the Sandy 10. Picture by Paul Langshaw Photography

Marshalls at the Sandy 10. Picture by Paul Langshaw Photography - Credit: Archant


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North East Bedfordshire MP and keen runner Alistair Burt, who handed out the prizes after the race, said: “Superb organisation from a great club. The race is always one of my best days of the year.”

Sue Ryder St John’s Centre director Mike Coward said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the charity partner of the Sandy 10 for the eighth consecutive year. Partnerships with local organisations are so important in helping us raise vital funds for Sue Ryder’s incredible care in the local community.

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“We would like to thank Biggleswade Athletic Club for its continued support and welcoming our team of London Marathon runners to run the race as part of their training.”

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Runners for Sye Ryder at the Sandy 10 race.

Runners for Sye Ryder at the Sandy 10 race. - Credit: Archant

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