Runners Raise £1220 On Nature Reserve Race

A fun run round a nature reserve has raised more than £1,200 for the Trust’s work.

This year’s annual Run Rainton took place on Saturday August 17 at the Trust’s flagship Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve near Houghton le Spring and all those taking part received eco-friendly wooden medals.

The 5k Trail Fun Run took more than seventy participants over a challenging circuit at Rainton Meadows, including Nicholson’s Hill.

Left to Right: Alistair King, Alex Seed, Tony Allinson Photo credit: Ian Tate Sunderland Strollers





Left to Right: Claire Baker, Clare McKitterick, Sarah Unwin Photo credit: Ian Tate Sunderland Strollers

The first finisher of the run was 15-year-old Alex Seed who took part in the race for the second time and was described as being ‘ecstatic to have won’. The top three runners in each category were: Men’s: Alex Seed, Tony Allinson, Alistair King and Women’s: Sarah Unwin, Claire Baker, Clare McKitterick.

Trust Membership Development Officer Emily Routledge, herself a keen runner, said: “It was a great day and we thank everyone who supported it. The money raised helps safeguard and grow our work for wildlife in the area.”

The full album of photographs from the run, credit to Ian Tate Sunderland Strollers, can be viewed here: