Posted on September 13, 2021
Hundreds of runners and walkers joined together for the first ever charity Bun Run on the estate of Welbeck this weekend.
The event, which took place on Saturday (11th September), gave participants the chance to either run a 10k route or walk a 5k trail around the private 15,000-acre country estate.
Areas of the estate were opened up specially for the event. It gave runners the opportunity to enjoy sweeping views of Welbeck Abbey not normally seen by the public. The 10k route circuited the parkland, crossed the lake, skimmed the deer park and returned via the Abbey. The 5km ramble, meanwhile, skirted Welbeck lakes, farmland and ancient woodland.
The Bun Run was the first event of its kind and designed to raise funds for The School of Artisan Food’s charitable work.
So far more than £700 has been raised by the event, which was organised by SBR Events. This will go towards bursaries to provide opportunities for people to study food production. The School works closely with local voluntary groups and enterprises to support the local community, including unemployed people and refugees.
After the event, one participant, Natalie Horrex, said: “We were very lucky to run this course, with it being the first event held there. The grounds are stunning!”
Another runner, Sharon Graham, added: “This venue was out of the world. The scenery was amazing; a mix of road running, undulating hills to make the drama of the next view a sight behold, and down hills to help get your breath back. And, the grand-finale - an Abbey - was something to be in awe of! We were so excited to have been part of this event.”