Empty Glastonbury Festival site becomes racetrack
HUNDREDS of runners descended on the empty Glastonbury Festival site at the weekend to take part in a special 5k.
The course took runners past the famous Pyramid Stage and Stone Circle. A 2k run for children aged 16 and under was also held.
The event was organised by Chris King, Christopher Bond and Julia Dukes, from Pilton.
Mrs King said: “It was very good, we’ve had a fantastic weekend and it all went really well.
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“We had just under 250 entries and they had a great time, they came back full of it.
“It was organised by an inexperienced team at short notice but the organisation all went really well.
“We’re drawing our breath but it was certainly a success. We just need to get the team together and talk through everything that happened.”
Money raised from the run has been donated to Children’s Hospice South West.
Mrs King said: “We raised £1,500 which is fabulous, really.
“We really wanted people to have the chance to do a local run and the festival site seemed the next important thing, I’m sure that enticed people, and then we wanted to support a well-known but local charity and we’ve had amazing support.
“We had some people in the village make homemade cakes for after the run and asked for donations, that raised about £150 itself.
“There were lots of volunteers from the village and we couldn’t have done it without the village’s support.”
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