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Sport Relief fever grips region

PUBLISHED: 13:17 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:29 07 July 2010

From seven legged races to sponsored wheelchair pushes Sport Relief fever gripped the region.

On Friday young and old set about walking, running or completing a mile in the most imaginative way to raise as much as possible for charity.

From seven legged races to sponsored wheelchair pushes Sport Relief fever gripped the region.

On Friday young and old set about walking, running or completing a mile in the most imaginative way to raise as much as possible for charity.

The money is used to help vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both in the UK and the world's poorest countries.

A seven-legged group of runners, and members of the PE department dressed as the 118 advert characters, were among the 200 pupils and staff who completed the mile-long Sport Relief course at Dereham Neatherd High School. About 300 others turned out during the lunch hour to cheer them on.

The school's sports co-ordinator John Llewellyn organised the event.

He said: “I am very happy that so many have taken part and we are very lucky to have had such a good day.”

And hundreds of people turned out in the rain to run the Sport Relief Mile from the City Hall in Norwich, but for some the conditions just were not tough enough.

Four soldiers from Royal Logistics Corps and medics based at Swanton Morley's Robertson Barracks, ran six miles in their full kit and with a weight in their bergans.

Cpl Matt Cork said: “A group of us wanted to do it but then we realised it wasn't enough of a challenge for us.

“A six mile run for soldiers is a normal everyday thing. So we thought we'd really put ourselves to the test and go in full kit.

“It's also helped us raise more money.”

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