Village People? No, just a fun run

Edith Hancock
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MEN and women in uniform caused a stir in Bermondsey yesterday when they gathered for a 5k fun run celebrating emergency service workers.

The run raised funds for public service charities including The Fire Fighters Charity.

The Tunnel 2 Towers run, an annual event supported by emergency service industry workers, saw so many uniformed through the Rotherhithe tunnel to Canary Wharf that at first onlookers thought it was a Village People flashmob.

Rebecca Brett, who lives in Southwark, said: “In hindsight it obviously wasn’t a Village People flashmob, but the mix of uniforms and people in tight running clothes threw me off.” Cheeky.

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