Runner James Crockett with his son, Sam. Pictures: Paul Tibbs.

Almost 200 runners conquered a 10k course around Sandringham raising around £4,000 for two Rudham schools.

Sunday saw 190 adults and 20 children take part in the event, now in its sixth year.

One of the organisers, Paul Davies, explained the event was in aid of the Little Owls pre-school in East Rudham and Rudham Church of England Primary Academy, which are not state funded.

Mr Davies, whose children have attended the schools, said: “It all started in 2012 for Little Owls. It was just an idea we talked about in the playground one day and it has grown and grown into something we are incredibly proud of.

“We decided instead of doing lots of little events we would plan one big one.”

In its opening year the run attracted a Brazilian paralympian and by its third year some 400 runners took part.

Mr Davies added that as their children have grown up and moved to primary school, the team decided to support both schools.

He said: “It is an awful lot of hard work. We begin in March time.

“Rudham is a really tight community. We have a range of skill sets, we pull together for a really good event.”

Mr Davies thanked King’s Lynn Cycle Club who support struggling runners and gave special mention to Alex Harrison, who, after founding the event in 2012 has announced he is stepping away from the organisation team.

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