Silchester VE VIRTUAL Fun Run
As the main Silchester Fun Run had to be cancelled due to the Corona virus restrictions, the organising committee set up a virtual event instead.
This 2.5 km run could be done anywhere that was compliant with the current regulations on social distancing (even in your back garden if you were confined to the house - taking inspiration from Captain Tom!)
Everyone who completed the run during the week of 8th-15th May was sent a splendid VE Fun Run medal
There was fantastic support for the event with a total of 397 entries with even one entry from Australia so the Fun Run went international this year showing the power of on line events reaching a wider audience!
Of the £7.50 entrance fee, £5 was allocated to two deserving charities - the NHS Together Charities to support the work of the NHS during this time of crisis and to the British Legion to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in Europe.
Including a few generous donations and then rounded up by the Silchester Association, we will be able to send £1,100 to each of the charities.
Thank you everyone for supporting this event and to the Fun Run subcommittee of Tracy Hart, John and Pauline Davis, Steve McIllroy and the rest of their team for organising and running it.