Damp chicken run raises £2,000 for charity

A rather wet spring chicken run through the city on Sunday raised almost £2,000 for charity.

Around 50 people took part in the first city centre Great Spring Chicken Run, running through the wet streets of Lincoln, sporting yellow outfits.

The money raised by the Rotary Club organised event will go towards St. John Ambulance and Bailgate Rotary Club charities.

The event started on the High Street, along Guildhall Street and through to Brayford Pool and the University, before heading back onto the High Street.

Runners could either do the 2.5k fun run or go twice around the circuit to do 5k.

The estimated sum raised by the determined runners is currently at between £1,500 and £2,000, with more set to be raised in over the coming months.

Runners had a target to raise £1 a day through May and that £31, subject to Gift Aid, would become £40 — this will help raise more money.

Bailgate Rotary Club event organiser Terry O’Halloran said: “With this year’s event and the circuit being such a success April 28 2013 has already been set for a repeat performance but let’s hope that the weather is a little kinder.

“Hot sunny days are not favoured by runners, however driving rain and 60 mile an hour winds can make life a little uncomfortable as Sunday’s runners found out.”