More than 200 on the Cowdray run start line

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More than 200 runners took part in the Cowdray 5k and 10k runs which started and finished at the Cowdray Heritage Site.

Organised by Cowdray’s operations manager Sally Guile and Jason Rae, a specialist running race organiser, they were supported by a team of volunteer marshals and helpers.

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Sally said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the Ruins, with many runners excited to access parts of the estate normally closed to the public.

“We were so pleased the sun came out and everyone really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you to all the volunteers, paramedics and our Parks and Gardens team who helped make the event such a success.”

The 10k was won by Benedict Robinson, and the 5k by Jon Plomer.

The event was also open to Canicross competitors, running with their dog.

All those taking part were presented with a Cowdray race medal when they finished.

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