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.
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.
l If you’re interested in helping out at next year’s Zombie Trail email David Cowell at firstname.lastname@example.org