Bognor Regis 10K Road Run, Sunday 18th May 2014

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It’s a glorious spring day down here in the West Sussex south coast and we have come down to give some moral support to the brave people who are taking part in this race. I have run it twice before to raise funds for a couple of charities, so they certainly have my full support, as I know most of them will be doing just that.

I understand that Paul Wells, our Mayor, is taking part in order to raise funds to restore Bognor Regis Pier, a subject close to my heart too and which I am proud to sponsor.

Bognor Regis beach and Pier in the background

Bognor Regis beach and Pier in the background

 

I took my son to join the St John’s Ambulance volunteering team earlier in the day and then Adonis and I returned with our puppy, Beano, half an hour before the race started at 10.30 am to enjoy a stroll along the lovely sea front we are so privileged to have so near our home.

It was lovely to see so many people along the way to support the runners. These are some of the shots I took. I hope you like them.

The first runners and their escort

The first runners and their escort

 

Slowly building up

Slowly building up

 

More and more

More and more

 

Nice to see some people make the effort to dress up

Nice to see some people make the effort to dress up

 

Good on you!

Good on you!

 

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Some other pursuits on the seafront

Some other pursuits on the seafront

 

Strolling back through the Marine Park Gardens

Strolling back through the Marine Park Gardens

 

Beautiful irises

Beautiful irises

 

And the fountain is on!

And the fountain is on!

 

My son as a volunteer for St John's Ambulance.  So proud!

My son as a volunteer for St John’s Ambulance. So proud!

 

The most important people (and dog) in my life: Adonis, Pepo and Beano

The most important people (and dog) in my life: Adonis, Pepo and Beano

 

Pepo giving Beano a much needed drink of water on a very hot day

Pepo giving Beano a much needed drink of water on a very hot day

 

The entertainment at West Park

The entertainment at West Park

4 responses »

  1. Great action shots, here! Some lovely photos – was a brilliant morning 🙂 Hope to have more sunny days like this! The picture of the fountain is my favourite 😀

  2. Thank you, Pepo. I love that fountain too. When I went there last time in February, it was switched off. Glad you like it. Well done for all your hard work today! 🙂

  3. Thank you, Emily. We really enjoyed it too and part of me wanted to be running with them again, but my back complains these days if I run for too long. I was a keen runner until about 5 years ago and did a few of these races. It turns out that the two men in blue and white stripy tops were raising funds for our beach huts, which are very quaint and part of this town’s history. Thank you again for your kind comment. 🙂

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