Fancy dress and party atmosphere as runners celebrate jubilee

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. - Credit: NHRR

Weekend exertions had a royal feel to them as runners celebrated the Platinum Jubilee.

Some of the North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for their efforts on Norton Common with the 5k race won by Stewart Overton in a time of 17 minutes 58 seconds.

Katie Harbon was first lady in second overall, clocking 18:11.

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. - Credit: NHRR

Ladies' captain Tash Pitman said: "I’ve never seen such an array of royal pageantry, from royal squirrel to queen bee, Freddie Mercury to the queen’s guard.

"There were royal masks and union jacks a plenty too with bunting and scones to greet all runners and spectators."

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

North Herts Road Runners donned fancy dress for a 5k run to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. - Credit: NHRR

The 5k run was followed by a children’s fun run and donations were collected for the Stevenage and North Hertfordshire Child Contact Centres, the club’s charity of the year.

NHRR are hosting the Run Round The Garden again on June 19, a 5k race around Letchworth.

Go to www.nhrr.org.uk to book your place.

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