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HUNDREDS of runners took party in an annual fun run in Gerrards Cross, raising money for schools and communities in Africa.
While the true figure will not be known until after the Advertiser goes to press, organisers believe that just under £2,000 was raised on Sunday at the School Aid Fun Run, which took place at Bulstrode Park.
Hedgerley-based charity School Aid, which recycles book and educational materials to send to schools and communities in Africa, organised the fourth run to raise awareness of the plight of African schoolchildren, some of whom have no equipment and have to walk miles to school each day.
The charity organised a 5km run and 2km shorter run for families, children and dogs and, for the first time ever, there was also a schools competition prior to the main event, in which the Gerrards Cross Church of England School and organisers Gayhurst School competed.
There were two 1km races for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6.
(Above) Little runners prepare for the 2k race; (below left) Gayhurst pupils Izzie, Jocelyn and Elisabeth show off their medals; (below right) 2k runners Gayhurst School year 4 pupils ready to go
(Above) Year 4 runner Alice Moss finishes; (right, top) Gerrards Cross CofE year 4 runners; one of the participants cools down
2k and 5k participants
Izzy and Alice Moss with their medals
(Above) Year 5 pupils battles for the finishing life