SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Hinkley Point runners step out for charity

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Hinkley Point runners step out for charity

RUNNERS from Hinkley Point near Bridgwater were out in force for the nuclear site’s annual charity fun run.

This year, around 50 people took part in either a 10km or a 5km run, following a new route around the Steart Marshes nature reserve near Combwich.

Many completed the courses in fancy dress and, so far, their combined efforts have raised more than £800.

The money will be shared between EDF Energy’s charity partner Breast Cancer Now and the Wildlife and Wetland Trust which owns Steart Marshes.

Last year’s fun run winner Artur Osicki from Hinkley Point C’s contract partner BYLOR made it a double success and again took the top honours in the event.

The project’s Tanya Richer was the first female runner home and Jan Chowen the fastest runner over 50.

The fastest walkers were Michael Mann and David Taylor, also of C site, while the prize for the best fancy dress went to the project’s Kevin Ho.

Rob Jordan, Hinkley Point C Site Construction Director, was on hand to present the winners with trophies.

Rob said: “Being from Australia, the concept of a ‘fun’ run was pretty new to me!

“However, everyone really enjoyed taking part and doing their bit for charity and it was a great opportunity to get everyone together to do something a bit different.”

The run has been a regular feature since the 1970s and has raised thousands in the name of former Hinkley Point B employee George Hudson, who founded the event.

After the run, team members celebrated with a barbecue in Combwich’s Anchor Inn.