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Hundreds race in Bell's Run

By Jessica Labhart | South Staffordshire | News | Published:

Hundreds of people from across the region put their best foot forward over the weekend to compete in a popular 5k and 10k race.

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday.

It saw runners compete in two separate courses starting and finishing in the South Staffordshire village of Pattingham.

WATCH runners put their best foot forward at the Pattingham Bells event

There was also a single lap race and a multi-terrain course.

Runners raced across the Crown Estate and countryside as part of the event.

The two runs were held in aid of St. Chad's Church and Acorns Children's Hospice.

All race finishers received a specially-designed and collectible piece of brass known as 'Bells Run Brass' as reward for completing their particular events.

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The first runner was presented with a special cup to be held for one year.

The first run was held back in 1990 and was organised to raise money to replace the old wooden bell frame in the belfry of St. Chad's church in Pattingham.

Due to its popularity, the run has continued over the years and now is a respected event in the running world with up to 800 runners taking part.

Jessica Labhart

By Jessica Labhart
@JLabhart_star

Reporter for the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton.

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