Runners in Harborough get behind Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 Challenge

Harborough Social Runners went above and beyond after setting out to run 100 laps of Welland Park - in the end they completed 235 laps in three hours

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:28 am

Runners in Market Harborough went the extra mile as they got behind Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 Challenge and then some.

Harborough Social Runners went above and beyond after setting out to run 100 laps of Welland Park and raise £100 to support the NHS fundraising hero’s foundation.

They smashed both their targets as they lapped the park off Coventry Road 235 times in three hours on Saturday (May 1).

Members of Harborough Social Runners took part in the Captain Tom Moore 100 challenge on Saturday morning in Welland Park. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

And the runners have also been working just as hard without their trainers on as they have raked in £340 to swell Captain Tom’s charity.

The iconic Second World War veteran died in February aged 100 after generating over £38 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden last spring.

Captain Tom’s proud family called on people to emulate his incredible selflessness and generosity by tackling a challenge with the number 100 in over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

The man who captured the nation’s hearts, whose fame spread worldwide and who inspired millions would have celebrated his 101st birthday last Friday (April 30).

Members of Harborough Social Runners took part in the Captain Tom Moore 100 challenge on Saturday morning in Welland Park. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER