Zombie trail is another monster raving hit

Event organiser David Cowell presents the prize for fastest female to Michelle Kent 'PHOTO: Supplied
Event organiser David Cowell presents the prize for fastest female to Michelle Kent 'PHOTO: Supplied
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The second Zombie Trail event held in Melton Country Park proved a spine-tingling success with over 300 competitors taking part.

The Halloween run through Melton Country Park saw participants evade zombies, ghosts and ghouls and negotiate their way round a three mile course on a track illuminated only by torch light.

Event organiser David Cowell presents the winners prize to Connor Boylan PHOTO: Supplied

Event organiser David Cowell presents the winners prize to Connor Boylan PHOTO: Supplied

The event was staged by The Melton Learning Hub and saw the new introduction of The Black Hole and The Grotto, a gazebo lined with skeletons, bats, spiders and live zombies.

Organiser David Cowell, who is centre manager at the Melton Learning Hub, said: “To get 302 runners come out on a Saturday night is a tremendous success and the £2,000 we have raised for our charity which gives vocational qualifications to disengaged children of Melton and the surrounding areas, is a great.

“Whether people were running or walking they all had great fun and I must thank the marshals and zombies, all of whom volunteered their own free time, for making this event so great”.

The first person to finish was Connor Boylan who set a new course record with a time of 21 minutes and 35 seconds. He finished the race almost four minutes in front of his sister, Michelle Kent, who was the fastest female with a time of 25 minutes and eight seconds. Both were given vouchers for event sponsor Melton Sports.

Michelle Kent and Connor Boylan (front) with their prizes from Michael Cooke of event sponsor Melton Sports (back left), event organiser David Cowell (back 2nd left) and two zombies  PHOTO: Supplied

Michelle Kent and Connor Boylan (front) with their prizes from Michael Cooke of event sponsor Melton Sports (back left), event organiser David Cowell (back 2nd left) and two zombies PHOTO: Supplied

l If you’re interested in helping out at next year’s Zombie Trail email David Cowell at david.cowell@mlh.org.uk