MEMBERS of Builth & District Running Club are used to wearing skin-tight lycra so donning Batman, Ironman and Super Girl costumes at the weekend wasn’t all that different to how they normally dress.

During what’s been an extremely tough year living with and constantly adapting to coronavirus, the club’s runners and its wacky challenges have been brightening up Builth Wells.

And Sunday, February 21, proved to be just an ordinary day for the club and its superheroes, banishing the boredom for Builth residents by dressing up as superheroes and competing in the BAD Fancy 5, taking to the town’s paths and pavements to run a 5k, five mile or even just a 500-metre stretch of their local community.

Costumes ranged from superheroes – including crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin (Adam Johnstone and Gary Watts), who teamed up with Super Girl Izzy Watts to clean up the streets – as well as the Morris family; husband and wife Matthew and Vicki, who dressed as a T-Rex and penguin, and ran with Ironman (son Rudy) and a unicorn (daughter Peggy) in tow.

Every runner paid a £5 entry fee with over £160 raised in total, with all proceeds going to the Friends of Builth Wells Primary School.

The club said on their Facebook page: “This Sunday sees our charity fancy dress #BADFANCY5 for Friends of Builth Primary School. School funding is taking a real hit under the current pandemic so this is a great opportunity to help out.

“Please like and share our event and please get involved. If you aren’t running and would still like to support our fundraiser for Friends of Builth Primary School then please get in touch.”

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