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Couple Dave and Kerry Drew wear original wedding outfits for Park Run to celebrate 25th

By Lynn Cox

A couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a Park Run in their wedding outfits – and were even joined by their best man and bridesmaids.

Dave and Kerry Drew, ran the 5k distance at The Great Lines, in Gillingham, on Saturday to mark their milestone anniversary.

But the zany couple didn’t do it alone, they were joined by an entire wedding party, including bridesmaids and best man, Barry Drew. The pair had enlisted the help of all their friends who ran behind them around the course which they completed in just under 35 minutes.

Kerry and Dave Drew on the Park Run
Kerry and Dave Drew on the Park Run

Mr Drew wore top hat and tails and Kerry wore her original wedding dress.
Mother-of-two, Kerry, 46, said: “We do the Park Run every week and last year a couple who were celebrating their anniversary did it shackled together, so that’s where I got the inspiration from.

“I was worried I wouldn’t fit into my wedding dress, but it only needed a few alterations.”
The couple tied the knot at All Saints Church, in Frindsbury, on May 19, 1990 when the couple lived in Wainscott.

They now live on the Darland Banks, Gillingham, and have two daughters.
Mrs Drew, a teaching assistant, added: “Dave has run marathons before, and we both like running.

“It was such as good day. Word must have got around we were planning to run it in our wedding attire as the guy who runs it, Tony Giles, said it was the third highest attendance they’d had. We laughed the whole way round.”

After they crossed the finish Mrs Drew once again through her wedding bouquet out to the ladies in the wedding party.

In the evening the couple went along to a quiz night organised by another of their friends to help raise money for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Supporters join the happy couple
Supporters join the happy couple

Anna Hamilton, another running friend who was a bridesmaid on the day, added: “When she came up with idea we were absolutely up for it and thought it was fab.
“We held her bridal train all the way round.”

Have you celebrated a wedding anniversary in an unusual way like the Drews? Let us know by leaving a comment below, or contacting the newsdesk on 01634 227803 email medwaymessenger@thekmgroup.co.uk

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