Run­ners get ready to take on the lakes

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Alastair Irvine airvine@thek­m­group.co.uk

RUN­NERS are be­ing sought to take part in a char­ity run around Ash­ford’s very own Lake District.

The Pod­plus 3 Lakes 5k char­ity run around the Con­ning­brook Lakes takes place this year on Sun­day, July 4.

Run­ners are in­vited to sign up for the event which will ben­e­fit the Kent Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Ther­apy Cen­tre in Can­ter­bury and the Ken­ning­ton Scout Group Hut Fund.

Hosted by the Pod­plus Sports Shop and In­jury Clinic at Ash­ford’s Julie Rose Sta­dium, the run starts at 11am and the en­try fee is £10.

Friendly

The event is open to run­ners (and jog­gers and walk­ers) of all lev­els and of­fers a warm and friendly at­mos­phere.

Teams of eight who en­ter will be with a chance of win­ning the cor­po­rate chal­lenge prize.

Chil­dren aged 13 and over can join in the main 5k by com­plet­ing an adult con­sent form, and un­der 13s can take part in a fun run on the sta­dium’s ath­let­ics track from 10am.

All pro­ceeds from en­try fees go di­rectly to both char­i­ties so no need to get spon­sor­ship un­less you choose to.

Kate Austen, founder of Pod­plus and the 3 Lakes 5k, said: “We wanted to host an en­joy­able char­ity 5k event in Ash­ford, and af­ter last year’s suc­cess the event is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity and rais­ing valu­able funds for de­serv­ing causes.”

The route of­fers a unique op­por­tu­nity to run through the pri­vate es­tate of Brett’s Ag­gre­gates and on to foot­paths around the two pub­lic Con­ning­brook Lakes as well as around the largest of the three lakes which is nor­mally out of bounds to the pub­lic.

Any­one in­ter­ested can print an en­try form at www.pod­plus.co.uk/ 3lakes5k or reg­is­ter on­line at www.runbri­tain.com or www.run­ners world.co.uk or in per­son at the Pod­plus Shop based at the Julie Rose Sta­dium.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pod­plus by call­ing 01233 660851.

The char­ity run will go round Con­ning­brook Lakes

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