Number of Kettering Sports Relief Mile runners up by quarter

Entrance to this year’s Sport Relief Mile in Kettering was up by almost a quarter with 430 people taking part.

Over 100 more entrants than in previous years, many in fancy dress, ran one, three or six miles around Kettering town centre on Sunday.

More than 150 people signed up to take part on the day.

Event organiser Shaun Birdsall said: “We know the Kettering Milers raised more than £7,000 in sponsorship money two years ago, and with record numbers running the mile this year, we’re confident of surpassing that.”