Medals 2012 0 FRONT
Bunny Fun Run Medals
fastest Male Getting Medal 2012 9 IMG 7876
Joseph Chang, fastest male receives his trophy
Fastest male with medal 2012 IMG 7856
Winner Joseph Chang displays his medal
fastest lady with Medal 2012 6 IMG 7852
Kathie Hathaway, the fastest lady
Fastest Under 12 Getting medal 2012 11 IMG 7881
Abbie Jones Fastest Under 12 with an amazing time of 23 minutes 40 seconds
OAP 87 Yrs old Getting a medal 2012 13 IMG 7890
Peter Addis at 87 Yrs young the fastest OAP in just under the hour
Stephan Medal Receiving 2012 17 IMG 7886
Special medal for Health and Safety Officer and organiser in chief, Stephan
Volunteers Shanley Banner 2012 15 IMG 7745
Smiling in the rain... Volunteer marshalls with the sponsors banner
Maidenhead's First Bunny Fun Run - in the rain!
Sunday, 4 March 2012 was a remarkable day for two reasons. Firstly it was the only wet day for weeks and it did not rain again for weeks after the event. The second reason was it saw the first Maidenhead Bunny Fun Run, organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames as a charity fundraising activity and also, hopefully, for the entertainment of the fun runners.
Some 150 runners had signed up and a vast majority, around 140, actually turned up in the pouring rain and completed the 5K course which was based around Oaken Grove Park and followed a figure of eight on the roads in that part of West Maidenhead, starting and finishing in the Park. Every shape, size and age of runner took part from a number of under tens to Peter Addis, an 87-year-old gentleman who won a prize as the fastest [and probably the oldest!] OAP.
In keeping with the name of the event, each runner was equipped with a pair of large pink rabbit ears, a suitably inscribed T-shirt and a white fluffy tail. The sight of these jogging past in pouring rain on a Sunday morning must have come as a surprise to some of the local residents.
The course was well marshalled by Rotarians and their partners with short-term road closures where necessary to keep the runners safe. Every finisher received a medal and apart from Mr Addis other prize winners included Abbie Jones, the fastest under 12 entrant. Abbie finished 7th and took just 23.04 minutes This was an impressive feat as she was faster than the quickest under 18 runner, Thomas Brockwell who finished 8th overall in 23 min 34 seconds. First prize went to Joseph Chang [20.19 min], the fastest male runner.
The Second Bunny Fun Run is planned for 3rd March 2013 and hopefully it will be a warm dry day!
List of runners and times
Photographs by Lucy Badham Photography. See more at Lucy Badham Bunny Fun Run