Sunday 10th June saw the crowds gather in Sutton for the annual running of ‘The Beast’. This incorporates The Tony Robinson 10K and The Mini Beast Fun Run and this year saw record crowds in both races.
The event was introduced and hosted by ITV Anglia’s Donovan Blake and featured live music from local songstress Sophie Frear.
The Mini Beast Fun Run is a 2.5Km multi-terrain race and is embraced by the whole range of ages giving it a real family atmosphere. This year saw Ben Isaacson retain his title for the 3rd Year running, just about beating off Louis Beningfield in the most exciting of finishes. The first female home was Dana Fraser with Elena Fraser not far behind.
The Tony Robinson 10K is also a multi-terrain race. It goes off The Isle of Ely and out into the swathes of Fenland into Sutton Gault and beyond. The sun beat down this year, making the race tougher than ever and everyone who completed the race did so well. This year’s winner was Sutton resident Paul Waggit in a time of 35mins 23 secs while the first female home was three-time winner Lisa Marriott (41mins 53secs).
Between and after the races, the hundreds of participants and their supporters enjoyed a BBQ, Pizza, Desserts and Tea & Cakes, as well as taking part in The Scouts hamper raffle.
The organisers said “We are delighted that the event was such a success. There are so many people that came and ran and each and every one seemed to have had a great time. This is a real example of a community coming together and we are so grateful to ‘Team Beast’ for making it run so smoothly”.