Charity run on Stansted runway

The runway at Stansted Airport was shut off in the early hours for charity run to raise money for the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust.

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Charity joggers let loose on Stansted runway

Stansted Airport runway was closed this morning Credit: Tom Barton/ITV Anglia

The runway at Stansted Airport has been busy this morning, but it was runners, not planes, taking off.

The 5 kilometre charity run was organised to raise money for the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust.

It started at 3.30am and finished at about 5.00am; it is the first time the runway has been shut off for an event like this.

It follows Stansted Airport naming the air ambulance as its Charity of the Year.

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