On Sunday 15th September we were proud to host the inaugural Winterslow 10k/5k and kids fun run in association with the Winterslow PTA from the local schools.
Registration opened at 10am and soon runners, volunteers and spectators started to fill Barry's playing fields. The day started off fresh but then the sun soon broke through and warmed up beautifully. With the online entries closed, the lovely weather brought more runners out to sign up on the day.
With registration closed, and a great first time number of 159, runners were stretching off and doing their usual pre-run routines. Soon it was time for the mass warm up led by
of New Energy Fitness, Winchester running coach extraordinaire! Thank you for your time Clare.
Soon everyone was ready for the off, those running with dogs went off first although it was hard to tell who was more excited the dogs or the owners. With the pack making their way down the field and onto the course the 10k runners lined up waiting for the off closely followed by the 5k runners.
Both courses were technical but lovely routes with a great atmosphere and vibe throughout the day. The 10k(ish) route was a little stretched as the course followed the available trails. But is it really a trail run if the distance is exact?
The runners made their way back to the end to enjoy a cake or 2 along with a drink.
Well done to everyone who got round and enjoyed the day. Thank you for all your support and we are pleased to announce that an amazing £2000 was raised for the local schools.
Thank you for all your feedback without which we wouldn't be able to improve the events. We hope to see you all again next year. Thank you.
For Final Race results click below or
Report written by Adam Earley (Muddy Mentor)