ATHLETES of all abilities donned their running shoes on Sunday to raise money for wildlife conservation.
The 13-kilometre Durrell Dash, which started in Durrell’s car park, took Islanders across three parishes before finishing in the grounds of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s headquarters. All the money raised by the runners will go towards the fight to protect under-threat species from extinction.
Beth Laybourne, Durrell’s events co-ordinator, said: ‘We decided to introduce this event quite late in the year for a couple of reasons. The first is that many people will have been training hard over the summer months in preparation for the Jersey Marathon and may have been looking for a less challenging competition.
‘Secondly, as the summer season has come to an end, we were keen to find exciting ways for people of varying ages to engage with Durrell and raise money for a good cause.’
• Words: Richard Heath
• Pictures: Richard Wainwright