Fam­ily race day comes up trumps

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Chase And Chill -

Hun­dreds of ea­ger run­ners en­joyed the thrill of the chase at a vil­lage fam­ily day at the week­end.

Chil­ham Cas­tle hosted the Chase and Chill event, with run­ners of all shapes and sizes tak­ing part in the two-mile route around the cas­tle grounds.

It in­cluded fire­fight­ers Phil Cor­ner, Steve Cas­tle, and Joseph Mort, while the White and Far­rer fam­i­lies were su­per­heroes.

Mu­sic was pro­vided by groups such as The Steam Punks, The Chill­bil­lies, the Old Wives Lees choir, and others.

There were also vin­tage cars on dis­play, Ger­ald James at­tended with Jo Jo the Har­ris hawk, and the 1st Chil­ham Brown­ies of­fered cakes and treats.

Can­ter­bury Fes­ti­val helped or­gan­ise the event, and spokesman Rachel Pilchard said it was a great suc­cess, with 180 run­ners tak­ing part, and around 900 people go­ing through the gates to en­joy the all-day fes­ti­val. Zak Brown, eight, Tom Win­ter who came as Don­ald Trump, Stu­art Bar­rett and Har­vey Win­ter, seven ea­ger to start

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Run­ners and walk­ers Zach Ad­kins, 10, wins a prize on the tombola run by James Thom­son and daugh­ters Fynn and Skye, 11 and 10 Dave Trit­ton gives his 20-year old Mor­gan a pol­ish

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Run­ners and walk­ers in the main race at the Chase and Chill Fes­ti­val at Chil­ham Cas­tle Pic­tures: Chris Davey

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The White and Far­rer fam­i­lies came as su­per­heroes

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