Nick’s foodbank run is in the bag

If you were walking along the trailway on Saturday February 20, you may have been passed by a man in a Dorset Doddlers T-shirt.

Nothing strange in that you may think, however you may have had a double take when you noticed the runner was wearing a tight pair of skimpy blue hot pants. You need not have worried; it was only Blandford runner Nick Summons out on his latest charity event.

This year Nick’s event was the Park Runathon and saw more than 60 runners take on the 5K route of the Blandford Parkrun. With the current government guidelines and England Athletics advice, Nick arranged for the runners to run in pairs or family bubbles. Over the course of the day the runners clocked up over 500 kilometres.

Nick ran the route five times. Nick, with help from fellow Dorset Doddler Lucy Brown, organised the Park Runathon with the aim of raising money and food donations for Blandford Foodbank. The event was a huge success and had many of the Dorset Doddlers signing up to run on the day along with members of local club Run Blandford and friends and family all keen to support the event. Ten full bags of food were donated, along with over £750.

A member of the Dorset Doddlers committee said: “Nick is a popular member of our club, and this is yet another of his fantastic fund- raising events. As a club, we are always looking to help local worthwhile causes, and in these difficult times the Blandford Park Runathon definitely fits the bill. We ourselves have donated £250 to take Nick’s total to more than £1,000 so far. The Doddlers would all like to congratulate Nick on his great achievement.”

IN THE RUNNING: Nick Summons and Ian Sherwood in their funky running gear

IN THE RUNNING: Nick Summons and Ian Sherwood in their funky running gear

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