Fancy dress runners brave elements for Pensthorpe festive 5K

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A Norfolk nature reserve's first fundraising event proved to be a big hit, despite the weather.

Over 100 people braved the elements on December 5 to take part in Pensthorpe's first festive 5K, as runners, joggers and walkers gathered at the Fakenham nature park to run a lap, including parts often closed off to the public, to raise money for the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust and the Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

It was people in their best fancy dress who caught the eye, from Santa inspired looks to running Christmas trees.

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Martin Dupee, general manager at Pensthorpe, said: “This is the first fun run we’ve held at the nature reserve and we’re incredibly pleased with the turnout.”

The event raised a total of £1,455 to be split between the two charities.

Hugo Stevenson from the Priscilla Bacon Hospice, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the number of runners at the festive 5k.

“It is a tremendous way of raising money for the PBH appeal and the PCT and it’s a great way of getting into the Christmas spirit!”

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Families brave the rain to take on the first Festive 5K at Pensthorpe. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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