Residents and visitors in Coverack dusted off their running shoes on Easter Monday to take part in the Coverack Easter Fun Run.

The run, organised by community group Coverack Space 2000, annually raises funds for the group’s events and also the Coverack branch of the RNLI.

Despite the number of runners participating being less than usual, a total of £400 was raised.

Events co-ordinator Caroline Beadle said: “The Easter Fun Run is a great community event; it is only successful thanks to a big team effort.

“All of those who completed the route put in an incredible performance and there are obviously some very athletic families in the Coverack area.”

Participants have a choice of two routes – a four-mile and a one-mile route, both starting at Coverack Primary School and finishing at the Fishermen’s Rest.

Although it is a “fun run” rather than a race, there was a sprint finish in the four mile route, which resulted in Louis Relton finishing in first place, followed by Joe Tanswell (second) and Nell Savage (third).

William Tanswell finished first in the one-mile route, followed by Rosko Troughton, Ted Relton and Tom Tanswell.

Caroline added a particular mention to one runner: “Mike Archer, who in his late seventies, was considerably older than the rest of the runners. He completed the difficult terrain of the four mile route and raised a substantial amount of sponsor money.”

A total of 16 people took part in the one-mile route, and ten people in the four-mile route. The event, now in its fifth year, usually has more entrants than this, with the drop in numbers believed to be due to visitors returning home immediately after Easter.

The event organisers have thanked everyone who gave their time to ensure the event was a success.

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