Annual PA Fun Run 2018

PA FUN RUN – It was perfect weather, if a little hot towards the end of the 5/10km races, for running yesterday as 230 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 33 seconds. This year the race was won by George Sanderson winner of the 1km. He was closely followed by Tom Board and Harry Rimmer, then Madison Warr who was the first girl back and a large number of children from key stage 2 and key stage 1 as well as pre-schoolers, 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 21 minutes and 56 seconds for the first person, George Bloomfield, to come back round the corner and up towards school, closely followed by Zenon Sleeman in a time of 22 minutes. Well done to all of the participants who ran in the now sweltering heat. Well done to the Almondsbury children who ran the 5 and 10km race, including children from Key Stage 1 who ran 5km - impressive. The fastest 10km was Henry Orna in just over 42 minutes 15 seconds.

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. The ice-creams also went down very well on such a sunny, hot day!

Thank you so much to the PA and especially Sue and Phil Wright for organising the event this year, as well as Kate Boorman and Kirsty Humphrey, and to all the PA for their continued efforts. The race raised a magnificent £1,000 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. Results, times and photos can be found on the school photos website page as well as the news page. The winners:

1km

KS1 girl

Mia Joicey

1km

KS1 boy

Benjamin Roberts

1km

KS2 girl

Madison Warr

1km

KS2 boy

George Sanderson

5km

Girl

Neve Sleeman

5km

Boy

George Bloomfield

5km

Male

Matt Robinson

5km

Female

Becky Longman

10km

Girl

Holly Boorman

10km

Male

Henry Orna

10km

Female

Lynn Spruell

 

  1. Almondsbury Fun Run finishers 2018