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THE annual tradition of the Swimbridge Run and Fun Run is being revived on Sunday, April 19 after a 15 year absence. The main run covers approximately five miles and is a multi terrain lap event up hill and down dale, along roads and woodland paths, acros

THE annual tradition of the Swimbridge Run and Fun Run is being revived on Sunday, April 19 after a 15 year absence.The main run covers approximately five miles and is a multi terrain lap event up hill and down dale, along roads and woodland paths, across streams and taking in some stunning views above Swimbridge.It will pass the old silver mines and through Daffodil Valley, as well as the hamlets of Hannaford and Hearson. The minimum age for the five-mile run is 15.Younger runners aged eight to 14 years can join a two-mile Fun Run around Hannaford and Swimbridge, with fancy dress optional.The tradition was revived after organiser Julie Whitton was approached by Simon Oliver, owner of St Johns Garden Centre."He asked if the village would restart the Swimbridge Run," she said."Simon runs for North Devon Road Runners and he used to help previous organiser John Ackland. He felt the Swimbridge run was a great run to share with others." St Johns is donating vouchers to the winners and there are 11 trophy categories, sponsored by local businesses. The run is being organised by the Jubilee Hall Committee with assistance by Simon and some North Devon Road Runners.The main event will start at 10.30am followed by the Fun Run at 11. Breakfast and refreshments will be available throughout the morning at the Jubilee Hall. Entry by post, no later than April 13, is �6 and �8 on the day or with a minimum of �10 sponsorship.For an entry form (and sponsor form if required), contact Julie Whitton on (01271) 830311 or email julie@theyews.freeserve.co.uk. Forms can also be downloaded from www.swimbridge.com.


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