UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Thousands get their running shoes on for Bournemouth Bay Run

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Thousands get their running shoes on for Bournemouth Bay Run

The races get under way this morning. Pic: Sally Adams

The races get under way this morning. Pic: Sally Adams

The races get under way this morning. Pic: Sally Adams

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THOUSANDS of people from across Dorset pounded the pavements of Bournemouth seafront to raise money for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday.

From babies to OAPS, there was an event for everyone at the annual Bournemouth Bay Run, which takes in Bournemouth and Boscombe promenades, to get families out and about while raising money for the good cause.

See all our pictures from Bournemouth Bay Run in a gallery

It all started with the 10k run, followed by the 1k Family Fun Run, then the 13.1mile Half-Marathon was launched, rounded off with the 5k for anyone aged 13 and over.

George Hunter, 8, Eddie Hunter, 6, and friend, Juan Mojica, 6, all took part in the 1k family event, after Eddie and George’s grandad, Robert Geneen, 69, had a heart attack 10 years ago.

Robert said: “When I had a heart attack, I was taken to Bournemouth Hospital at first, but they just didn’t have the provision to deal with it, so I was sent to Brighton, but thanks to funding, that has changed.”

Nick Johnstone, from Parkstone, was running as part of Team Daisy for the 10k race, along with Alex Wilson, Klara Tancibudkova, Paul Lewis, and Chris Webster, after losing his daughter, who the team is named after in 2011.

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He said: “My daughter, Daisy, was stillborn, so we are running to raise money for SPRING, who support bereaved parents and relatives after the loss of a baby.”

Tristan Hanson, 25, from Kinson, Jim Lovell, 22, and Darryl Harrison, 19, who all work at Poole Stadium, signed up to the 10k event after popular greyhound trainer, Harry Attwater, died on March 8, aged 79.

Darryl said: “We wanted to run for Harry and to make him proud. Our colleague, Jo Knight, took on the half-marathon and between us we have raised over £700.”

 

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9:22am Sun 30 Mar 14

apm1954 says...

where on earth is bournemouth bay.
where on earth is bournemouth bay. apm1954
  • Score: -8

9:53am Sun 30 Mar 14

Carolyn43 says...

apm1954 wrote:
where on earth is bournemouth bay.
Apparently the mistake was made in 1989 and no-one bothered to correct it. The British Heart Foundation says people won't know what the event is if they now give it the correct name. Are people really that stupid?
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: where on earth is bournemouth bay.[/p][/quote]Apparently the mistake was made in 1989 and no-one bothered to correct it. The British Heart Foundation says people won't know what the event is if they now give it the correct name. Are people really that stupid? Carolyn43
  • Score: -3

10:54am Sun 30 Mar 14

Collerby says...

Neither the Echo, Bournemouth Borough Council or the British Heart Foundation have any information on the route online to help people avoid the roads that are closed
Neither the Echo, Bournemouth Borough Council or the British Heart Foundation have any information on the route online to help people avoid the roads that are closed Collerby
  • Score: -12

12:31pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ferndownguy19 says...

Ran the 10k, great atmosphere all the way along the route from the supporting public. Ran it in memory of my dad and personally raised £120 for a good cause. However, along the road section I understand the drivers' frustrations with the need to pass runners on the road. Was a lovely morning though, the more money raised the better!
Ran the 10k, great atmosphere all the way along the route from the supporting public. Ran it in memory of my dad and personally raised £120 for a good cause. However, along the road section I understand the drivers' frustrations with the need to pass runners on the road. Was a lovely morning though, the more money raised the better! ferndownguy19
  • Score: 16

3:17pm Sun 30 Mar 14

wannabewriter says...

What a wonderful positive story. And thank you to ferndownguy19 for his positive comment. The fact that so many people were participating in such a well-organised fitness opportunity is something to celebrate, especially as it was raising money for an incredible cause that has such meaning for so many of us running.
I too ran the 10k and agree that the support along the route was fantastic. I met a visitor who who was doing her first 10k of a series this summer in memory of her father who died less than a year ago. She was so impressed with our wonderful town having visited the Russell Cotes yesterday, as well as running (bravely) the 5k parkrun yesterday.
These are the things to comment on, not the name of the Bay!
What a wonderful positive story. And thank you to ferndownguy19 for his positive comment. The fact that so many people were participating in such a well-organised fitness opportunity is something to celebrate, especially as it was raising money for an incredible cause that has such meaning for so many of us running. I too ran the 10k and agree that the support along the route was fantastic. I met a visitor who who was doing her first 10k of a series this summer in memory of her father who died less than a year ago. She was so impressed with our wonderful town having visited the Russell Cotes yesterday, as well as running (bravely) the 5k parkrun yesterday. These are the things to comment on, not the name of the Bay! wannabewriter
  • Score: 21

4:33pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ekimnoslen says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
where on earth is bournemouth bay.
Apparently the mistake was made in 1989 and no-one bothered to correct it. The British Heart Foundation says people won't know what the event is if they now give it the correct name. Are people really that stupid?
Yes!
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: where on earth is bournemouth bay.[/p][/quote]Apparently the mistake was made in 1989 and no-one bothered to correct it. The British Heart Foundation says people won't know what the event is if they now give it the correct name. Are people really that stupid?[/p][/quote]Yes! ekimnoslen
  • Score: 7

7:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

MrProtz says...

Bournemouth Bay?No such place.Only Poole Bay!!!
Bournemouth Bay?No such place.Only Poole Bay!!! MrProtz
  • Score: -4

8:45pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Palantir says...

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the race and raised money for some very worthy causes!
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the race and raised money for some very worthy causes! Palantir
  • Score: 13

1:01am Mon 31 Mar 14

breamoreboy says...

MrProtz wrote:
Bournemouth Bay?No such place.Only Poole Bay!!!
Wrong, there's also Christchurch bay. Still, give it a few years and we'll soon have Upstart Newtown Bay, which is the name that that place next door to us that I don't like to mention should be called :)
[quote][p][bold]MrProtz[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth Bay?No such place.Only Poole Bay!!![/p][/quote]Wrong, there's also Christchurch bay. Still, give it a few years and we'll soon have Upstart Newtown Bay, which is the name that that place next door to us that I don't like to mention should be called :) breamoreboy
  • Score: -3

11:22am Mon 31 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

Congratulations to everyone, including our daughter(step daughter) who took part in the races. She, although suffering with a virus, completed the 10k run. Well done Nicola.

To all you people who use various stories to do nothing but add your qualms, complaints etc, to the wording used, politically correct responses. Why do you not find a comic column and stick your funny additions there. Who cares whether it is Bournemouth or Poole Bay. And if you were looking for road closures, go onto the Borough website, or the Race Organisers website. Open eyes instead of mouths.
Congratulations to everyone, including our daughter(step daughter) who took part in the races. She, although suffering with a virus, completed the 10k run. Well done Nicola. To all you people who use various stories to do nothing but add your qualms, complaints etc, to the wording used, politically correct responses. Why do you not find a comic column and stick your funny additions there. Who cares whether it is Bournemouth or Poole Bay. And if you were looking for road closures, go onto the Borough website, or the Race Organisers website. Open eyes instead of mouths. TheDistrict
  • Score: 8

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