The Durrell Challenge 2016

Runners in Jersey have taking part in the Durrell Challenge, which saw them run 13k from St Helier to the wildlife conservation park in Trinity. Durrell ambassador Henry Cavill competed.

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Jersey was treated to a little bit of Hollywood glamour this weekend with local boy and film-star Henry Cavill returning to the island to run the Durrell Challenge fundraising race.

He joined almost 400 other runners, many of whom turned up in superhero fancy dress, for the 13 kilometre race to raise money for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Our reporter Jessica Savage went along to meet him.


Henry Cavill: I'm working to keep Gerald Durrell's remarkable legacy alive

Henry Cavill described Gerald Durrell as 'charismatic and wonderful' man with a 'remarkable legacy'.

He was speaking at today's Durrell Challenge, raising money for the wildlife conservation park.

The Hollywood actor is an ambassador for the charity and says he doesn't want to let Gerald's hard work in conservation 'slide into darkness'.

Jersey man wins Durrell Challenge in 47 minutes

Dan Romeril with his first place medal

A Jersey man has won today's Durrell Challenge, running 13k in approximately 47 minutes.

Dan Romeril said the course was 'tough' but he 'focused on the finish line' and is 'really pleased' with his win.

Nearly 400 people competed in the event which raises money for the wildlife conservation park.

Durrell's ambassador Henry Cavill also competed.

Runners ready for Durrell Challenge

Henry Cavill joins other runners on the start line

Runners are ready to take on the Durrell Challenge today.

The event will see islanders make their way round a 13K course in Jersey.

It starts at 9am from People’s Park, St. Helier and finishing at Durrell Wildlife Park.

Film star Henry Cavill, one of Durrell's ambassadors, will be at the event.

A family fun day is also taking place at Durrell Wildlife Park after the race.


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