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Reigate Priory YMCA Fun Run

PUBLISHED: 13:59 12 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:09 20 February 2013

Alister Moses checks his time as he comes in first

Alister Moses checks his time as he comes in first

The new-look Reigate Priory had its biggest test yet when a record-breaking 1,282 people took part in the YMCA Fun Run. Huge crowds witnessed Wray Common Primary School teacher Alister Moses win the five mile race; local...

The new-look Reigate Priory had its biggest test yet when a record-breaking 1,282 people took part in the YMCA Fun Run.

Huge crowds witnessed Wray Common Primary School teacher Alister Moses win the five mile race; local celebrity chef, Tony Tobin, complete his first ever five mile run; and the deputy headteacher of Earlswood infant and nursery school, Dave Cole, complete the race - the school fielded a team of 45 children and 16 adults competing in the various races.


While many were trying to beat the clock for a personal best time, for some just taking part was a huge achievement. Roy Stevens crossed the finishing line of the Penny Stevens adult one mile race to loud applause, having suffered a stroke only last year.

A team from the YMCA's cardiac rehabilitation classes also took part and Clare Marchent, who is registered blind, completed the course with support from YMCA fitness instructor Spencer O'Driscoll.

There was also a team of runners from Heads Together, the YMCA's free counselling service for young people in East Surrey.

This year, all money raised from entry fees and sponsorship will go to ensure Heads Together continues its invaluable work.

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