Melton people of all ages stride out for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile

Over 120 local people turned out in force on Sunday to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in

Melton.

The 10.30am race gets underway from the Melton Country Park Visitor's Centre EMN-160321-102155001

The 10.30am race gets underway from the Melton Country Park Visitor's Centre EMN-160321-102155001

Milers of all ages were sponsored to walk or run themselves proud through Melton Country Park.

The day was a massive success with friends and families joining together to go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2016, raising hundreds of pounds for the cause.

Runners paid £7 for an adult, £3 for a child and £17 for a family of four.

The weather was superb with people of all ages taking part - from as young as two through to 75-years-old - in either the one, three or six mile routes.

Runners and walkers took part in the charity event EMN-160321-102405001

Runners and walkers took part in the charity event EMN-160321-102405001

Event co-ordinator Sarah Milner said: “It was a fantastic day! Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was brilliant! We feel very proud knowing that the money raised will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here in Leicestershire, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

“Sport Relief would like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who has donated money or given their time to go the extra mile.”

l For more pictures from the event visit https://www.facebook.com/ActiveTogetherMelton/

l If people want to continue running after getting the ‘running bug’ on Sunday there is a park run every Saturday at the country park at 9am. For more details visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/meltonmowbray/

The second race entrants set off on their Sport Relief run EMN-160321-102622001

The second race entrants set off on their Sport Relief run EMN-160321-102622001

Brothers James and Matthew Ling proudly show off their medals EMN-160321-102850001

Brothers James and Matthew Ling proudly show off their medals EMN-160321-102850001

Volunteers and Melton Council staff get set to marshall the two races EMN-160321-101853001

Volunteers and Melton Council staff get set to marshall the two races EMN-160321-101853001