Runners have a colour blast

Hun­dreds take part in fam­ily fundraiser for hospice

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AROUND 450 peo­ple scram­bled through Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care’s colour­ful fundraiser at the Penn House es­tate, near Amer­sham, on Sun­day.

Colour Blast: The Scramble con­sisted of a fam­i­lyfriendly 1k race com­plete with child-sized ob­sta­cles or a more chal­leng­ing 5k route with ob­sta­cles up to four me­ters high.

Both routes came with the guar­an­tee that par­tic­i­pants would be cov­ered head to toe in a rain­bow of brightly coloured pow­der paint as they col­lected their medals at the fin­ish line.

Runners in­cluded old school friends Ki­ran Bhu­dia and Seema Davis, from Amer­sham, and Lila Am­basna, from Pin­ner, who signed up to take part with their chil­dren Ella and Leah Bhu­dia, aged 10 and six, Maya Davis, six, and Riya Am­basna, two.

Brother and sis­ter Leon and Zoe Byard, from Bea­cons­field braved the colour in mem­ory of their Dad, Terry, who was cared for by the char­ity’s nurses. They were joined by Leon’s wife Claire and chil­dren Ge­or­gia 15, Jack, nine and Eva, five.

The 1k race kicked off with an en­er­getic warm up lead by Rob Ed­mond from Ur­ban At­tack UK, who also sup­plied the ob­sta­cles for the event. Fam­i­lies, friends and col­leagues of all ages set off into a cloud of pink pow­der paint be­fore clam­ber­ing over hay bales, wrig­gling through scramble nets and dan­gling across mon­key bars de­signed specif­i­cally for chil­dren.

He­len Poyser and Sean Ma­son, to­gether with chil­dren Gabriella, eight, and Noah, 10, joined forces with friend Bryce and Maria Griffiths and their chil­dren Jorga-Rose, 10, and Summa, eight, to take on the 1k chal­lenge. The fam­i­lies who both come from Holt­spur near Bea­cons­field, said: “It was a great event for a good cause and it was tremen­dous fun. We would def­i­nitely do it again.”

Those brave enough to take on the 5k ob­sta­cle route gath­ered at the start line and were led off by the team of around 60 peo­ple from head­line spon­sor Ori­gin Global, which in­cluded col­leagues, friends and fam­ily.

Nicki Smith, from Bea­cons­field, took part with her daugh­ter Natasha to tackle a chal­lenge to­gether be­fore Natasha goes off to uni­ver­sity later in the week.

Nicki said: “We like to sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties and I have vol­un­teered for Ren­nie Grove in the past. To­day was good fun with lovely views and we thor­oughly en­joyed it.”

(Above) The first ob­sta­cle on the 1k run; (left) the Who Cares Wins team; (right) Cassie Terry with Chris and Poppy

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