PA Fun Run 2016

It was perfect weather for running yesterday as 250 runners readied themselves for the 1km, 5km  and 10km runs around Almondsbury. There was a buzz of excitement as the crowds gathered at the start line ready to be sent on their way down Sundays Hill and round the course. The 1km was very quick as usual, with first person back in a record 4 minutes 45 seconds. This year the race was won by Frankie Welsher, our first female winner of the 1km. She was closely followed by Zenon Sleeman and Liam Hull and then a large number of children from key stage 2 and key stage 1, who were followed by their parents. All were smiling as they crossed the finish line and then went to collect their medals.

It was then time for the 5 and 10km runs. The runners were all raring to go and run their socks off the try and win the race. After the count down the runners were off again down towards Church Road and onto Marsh Lane. It took just 19 minutes and 52 seconds for the first person, James Harrod, to come back round the corner and up towards school. The first school pupil home was Archie Weatherhead in a time of 22.34. Well done to all of the participants who ran in the now sweltering heat. Well done to the Almondsbury children who ran the 10km race. The fastest 10km was Becky Dainton in just over 35 minutes. 

Once again there were cheers from the crowds as the runners made their way up the hill. Many still had enough energy to run up to the line, what stamina! Well done to everyone who took part. There were well deserved bananas and drinks after the finish and a well-earned rest. Thank you so much to the PA and especially Sue and Phil Wright for organising the event this year, and to all the PA for their continued efforts. The race raised a magnificent £1,140 for the PA funds.

A big thank you from the PA and school for the following companies who sponsored or provided water bottles for the Fun Run: Hydrock, Milburys, Rackham Planning, Anana, Momentum, Racks Bar; and Thornbury Running Club for loan of the signs and bibs, etc. Also a big thank you once again to the Keel and Clements family for the use of their land as well as all of the Marshalls who do a sterling job of keeping all the runners safe. 

  1. Fun Run 2016 1 km Finishers final
  2. Fun Run 2016 10 km Finishers final
  3. Fun Run 2016 5 km Finishers final