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Bury St Edmunds running group sees record number of people take part to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care





A running group’s annual 10k event in memory of its former chairman saw record numbers of people taking part over the weekend.

Saint Edmund Pacers had just over 250 people run the race at Thurston Rugby Club, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday and just over £1,000 was raised for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The group have been organising the event for three years in memory of former chairman Steven Williams who died of cancer four years ago.

Runners took part in the annual 10k race in memory of former Saint Edmunds Pacers chairman Steven Williams. Pictured: Dominic Melero of Saint Edmund Pacers. Picture: Mecha Morton
Runners took part in the annual 10k race in memory of former Saint Edmunds Pacers chairman Steven Williams. Pictured: Dominic Melero of Saint Edmund Pacers. Picture: Mecha Morton
The club were raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Picture: Mecha Morton
The club were raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Picture: Mecha Morton

Lara Pocock, race director, said: “Steven’s window Nancy spoke and presented the prizes and she said he would be super proud to see everybody supporting the club.

“I think we had 56 runners from the Pacers taking part and they all wore their club vests which was a lovely tribute to him.”

Runners ran at Thurston Rugby Club, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mecha Morton
Runners ran at Thurston Rugby Club, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mecha Morton
There was a presentation of prizes at the end. Picture: Mecha Morton
There was a presentation of prizes at the end. Picture: Mecha Morton
The 10k run is in its third year. Picture: Mecha Morton
The 10k run is in its third year. Picture: Mecha Morton

There was a presentation of the club’s grand prix trophies after the event to those that have accumulated the most points over the year.