Shrugging of the damp and dreary weather 70 runners pounded the streets of Hoddesdon on Sunday 8 April, so far raising £455 for Isabel Hospice, with more sponsorship money due in.
The 5k ‘Get Together’ was organised by Your Town in aid of the hospice.
Your Town founder and CEO Mark White said: ‘What a great morning. A huge thank you to everyone that played a part in making Your Town Get Together in EN11 with Isabel Hospice a huge success. A sell out of 70 runners, amazing marshals and volunteers. A fantastic celebration for all those couch to 5k men and women who finished the 12 week process in style today. Lots of money raised for Isabel Hospice, happy days!
‘We are passionate about what we do and experiences like this morning in the rain gives us the energy we need to continue our work. We are excited about growing our ‘Get Together’ concept across the UK. Until next time!’
For many people the run was a celebration of a couch to 5k programme organised out of the Your Town office in Fawkon Walk, Hoddesdon.
Lucy Kennedy, from LK Fitness Broxbourne, who led the couch to 5k ladies group, who donated £210 of the total raised, said: ‘It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are or how fit or fast you are, it’s all about getting out there and having fun with others.’