Chafford Hundred runners go the extra ten miles for Remembrance Sunday

IN a very different way to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, seven members of Chafford Hundred Running Group set off at dawn for a 10-mile run.

Stopping at eight of Thurrock’s War Memorials to pay their respects and leave a Poppy tribute honouring all who have served, been injured or died in service of our country.

From the group meeting point at All Saints Church in Drake Road the set off first to North Stifford memorial.

A short run to St Mary the Virgin obelisk in North Stifford. Onward through Stifford Clays to Turps Corner Little Thurrock. Down the Hill to H.E Brooks Garden to the Holocaust memorial.

Into Grays Town centre already at 0815 where members of the Royal British Legion were setting up for their Remembrance service.

Following the Thames next was St Clements Church for the TS CORNWALL memorial. Onwards to West Thurrock memorial ground before returning to Chafford Hundred and the Lt Kershaw memorial.

Run Leader and retired Army Major Trevor Rawson said "Having served on operations and with wounded, injured and sick British soldiers, it is important to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf by others.

"Not all armed personnel lose their life in conflict but sometimes in training, accidents or natural causes. They all sign up for service are prepared to give their lives so that our country can remain free".

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