Fun runners get under starter’s ‘roarders’

Under starter's roarders! Rory the Lion is pictured with North Devon Hospice’s Emma Lowe and Barnsta

Under starter's roarders! Rory the Lion is pictured with North Devon Hospice’s Emma Lowe and Barnstaple Lions' Barry Dowding, Jenny Hacker, Lilly Martin and Andy Shiner. - Credit: Archant

Entries now open for Barnstaple Lions Club’s Three Bridges run.

FUN runners are being invited to sign up for Barnstaple Lions Club’s Three Bridges Fun Run, which is making a return after a year off.

The event, first held in 2007 to celebrate the opening of the Taw Bridge, is back for its sixth year on Sunday, May 5.

Runners will get under starter’s orders at Rock Park at 12noon and complete a 5.5km circular route that crosses the Taw and Longbridge, as well as a bridge at Rolle Quay.

Lions secretary Andy Shiner said: “We took the difficult decision to cancel three weeks before last year’s event because we didn’t have enough entries.

“There was so much going on last year what with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but we hope people will get involved in this year’s event.

“We are encouraging people to wear fancy dress this year and we hope it will be another great chance for runners of all abilities to enjoy a beautiful route on a sunny spring morning.”

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The event is being held to raise money for North Devon Hospice. Emma Lowe, from the hospice’s fundraising team, said: “This will appeal to serious runners who might look to set a quick time, as well as first-timers and fun runners who might not have run 5km before.

“Either way, it will be a great occasion and will raise money for a very worthy cause.”

Entry is £8, or £25 for a family of four. For more information or to register, visit

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