Monday, June 22, 2009

Run and have fun!

Close on the heels of Brockley Max Festival and Hilly Fields Fayre comes another local highlight, the second Brockley Fun Run, which is going to take place in Hilly Fields on Sunday, 5 July.

It's a 5 km route, and runners, walkers and families are all welcome. My fellow councillor Dean Walton from Brockley ward and I have registered at Hilly Fields Fayre on Saturday, and we both hope that as many people as possible will be entering. We are starting with very different goals - Dean wants to beat last year's time, and due to an ankle injury earlier in the year and too much comfort food during my mother's long illness I am running just for the fun of it.

The event is organised by Brockley Cross Action Group and sponsored by both Ladywell and Brockley ward Localities Funds, which means children under 12 can enter for free. I am particularly pleased with this as it is such a great opportunity to be active and have fun without costing anything, right on the doorstep.

For anyone aged 12 and above the advance registration fee is only £5 (£10 on the day). Registration is online at or in person at the Broca coffee shop, 4 Coulgate Street, Brockley SE4 2RW.

I hasten to add that this is happening at the same weekend as Brockley Open Studios. Now in its 17th year, local artists open their doors again from 4-6 July to present their recent work. Quite a few artists are actually based in Ladywell, and all of the 42 participating artists are just a walk or a short cycle ride away. For further information and artists' details see

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