Jersey's own Superman Henry Cavill had a collection of aspiring superheroes to contend with when he joined Islanders and runners from around the world in the Durrell Challenge. More than 340 runners – some dressed as Superman and Batman – took part in the 13 km course from St Helier to the Durrell Wildlife Park in Trinity, reports Jersey Evening Post.
As an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Henry hopes to use his fame to raise the charity’s profile worldwide at a time when the childhood of founder Gerald Durrell is receiving nationwide coverage in ITV’s drama, The Durrells.
Photos of the race
A Jersey man, Dan Romeril has won the Durrell Challenge, running 13k in approximately 47 minutes. He said the course was 'tough' but he 'focused on the finish line' and is 'really pleased' with his win.
Photos with the fans
Answering the questions after the race, Henry described Gerald Durrell as 'charismatic and wonderful' man with a 'remarkable legacy' and said he doesn't want to let Gerald's hard work in conservation 'slide into darkness'. Watch to find out what he thought of the 13K race, his favourite childhood memory of the Park and more!
Following the Durrell Challenge, Henry Cavill raffled off his first car in Jersey today for Durrell Wildlife.