KC Kat, superheroes and all that jazz: Sport Relief spirit comes to Woking

25 March 2014

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Over 250 runners dug out their trainers, limbered up and took off from the start line to raise money for Sport Relief 2014 at Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground on Sunday 23 March.

The event was one of hundreds of sporting events held across the country, with entrants choosing to run one, three or six miles to raise money for disadvantaged people in the UK and abroad.

Woking Football Club's KC Kat kicked off the day by leading a group warm-up and Cllr Anne Roberts, the Mayor of Woking, was on hand to sound the start of each race and deliver medals at the finish line. Woking's Everyday Heroes also lined the route, supporting runners whilst encouraging residents to `Recycle for Woking'.

The upbeat sounds of local jazz group, Saxaphony, kept runners motivated and Woking Youth Council, along with community volunteers, ensured water was available to thirsty contenders as they lapped the course.

Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health and Well-being, said: "I would like to say a huge well done to everyone in Woking who took part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile. People really embraced the event, with some runners taking part in fancy dress and others making it a whole family event. It was a great day which has hopefully raised a lot of money for a good cause. It could not have taken place without the support of the volunteers, so I would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who helped."

Woking Borough Council would like to thank all organisations and individuals involved in this year's Sport Relief, including: Freedom Leisure, St John's Ambulance, Sainsbury's Brookwood, Woking Youth Council, Woking Football Club and Woking Borough Council staff and volunteers.

For further information on Sport Relief and where funds raised go, please visit www.sportrelief.com or email Woking Sport Relief Mile Organiser, Gary Cordery, at gary.cordery@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743424. Alternatively, to view photos from the event, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/99332245@N02/