Raymond Blanc starts the 10th Annual OX5 Run at Blenheim Palace

On Sunday 25 March, Raymond Blanc joined runners to start the 10th annual OX5 race. The five mile race, held in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, raises funds for the Oxford Children's Hospital.

The event, which was this year celebrating its 10th birthday, is organised by the Oxford Mail and raises cash for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

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Almost 1,000 people signed up to pound the grounds at Blenheim Palace.

The sun shone as runners of all ages warmed up to some zumba moves before restaurateur Raymond Blanc and Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas started the race.

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The first three home were Oxford Mail’s sports reporter Ed Mezzetti, former Oxford University student Gunther Zechmann, who came second, and third place went to Abingdon School pupil Thomas Kelly, 16.

The first woman home was Rebecca Clist, 31, of Witney, who ran it in 34 mins 28 seconds.

Watch two videos recorded at the event: