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Prisoners on the run

PUBLISHED: 15:42 30 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010

Inmates and staff on a charity run at Blundeston Prison.

Inmates and staff on a charity run at Blundeston Prison.

Ten prisoners from a north Suffolk jail went on the run yesterday - but with the blessing of their governor and all in the name of charity.

The inmates from Blundeston Prison, near Lowestoft, were joined by three members of staff to run the equivalent of a half marathon around the grounds of the jail and raise about £1,000 for a children's cancer charity.

Ten prisoners from a north Suffolk jail went on the run yesterday - but with the blessing of their governor and all in the name of charity.

The inmates from Blundeston Prison, near Lowestoft, were joined by three members of staff to run the equivalent of a half marathon around the grounds of the jail and raise about £1,000 for a children's cancer charity.

Blundeston is among a dozen prisons nationwide trying to raise £15,000 for the CLIC Sargent charity and the fund-raisers spent two months in training for their big run of just over 13 miles.

Physical education officer Simon Landles, who organised and took part in the event, said: “They have shown excellent commitment and are giving something back to the community.”

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