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Great turnout on the Westwood for fun run

Beverley Westwood was filled with excitement and energy as approximately 200 runners of all ages gathered for the highly anticipated Beverley Fun Run.

This event marked the first one back on Westwood since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted public gatherings. Organised by the Beverley Braves and aimed at promoting teamwork, respect, and good physical and mental health, the Fun Run proved to be a resounding success.

Caleb Newlove, representing Beverley Athletics Club, emerged victorious as the first runner to cross the finish line.

In second place was James Jeffery of Beverley Braves U13s and third was Isaac Eldret from Beverley Braves U14’s.

The run showcased participants ranging from four to 74 years old, highlighting the inclusivity and accessibility of the event.

The Beverley Fun Run not only brought together local athletes but also attracted notable personalities from the world of rugby. Lachlan Coote, NRL and Super League winner, along with Alex Stimpson of York Valkyrie, were present to distribute prizes and certificates.

Coote participated in the run as well, demonstrating his support for community events and active lifestyles.

The Fun Run saw a strong presence from various rugby clubs, including Goole, Skirlaugh, Myton, and West Hull.

Pat Egan, one of the founders of the Fun Run, said: “I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Beverley Braves Fun Run for the past 10 years, and now, it’s time for me to pass the baton on.

“This event has been a true team effort. From the dedicated volunteers to the enthusiastic participants, we’ve worked together to make each year a resounding success.

“Witnessing the joy on the faces of players and parents alike, while knowing that we are also raising funds to support junior rugby league in the Hull area, has been incredibly fulfilling.

“The Fun Run has become a symbol of unity, community spirit, and the love for the sport. I’m grateful for the memories we’ve created and to see it thrive in the capable hands of others.”

Club chairperson, Neil Gay said: “Pat’s remarkable dedication for organising the Beverley Braves Fun Run will be sorely missed next year.

“His remarkable commitment to fostering community spirit and promoting active lifestyles has left an indelible mark on our club. Pat’s warm personality, tireless efforts, and exceptional organisational skills have made the Fun Run a cherished tradition, bringing people of all ages together for a day of laughter, camaraderie, and healthy competition.

“We express our deepest gratitude to Pat and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. While we’ll miss his presence, his legacy will continue to inspire us as we strive to uphold the spirit of unity and enjoyment that he infused into every aspect of the Beverley Braves Fun Run.”

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