Fun Run 2013

It was perfect weather for running yesterday as over 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 new record of 4 minutes 50 seconds. This year the race was won by Sam Taylor. He was closely followed by 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 handed their medals and goodie bags.

It was then time for the 5 and 10km runs. There were just as many in this race as the first one, 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 about 22 minutes for the first person to come back round the corner and up towards school. The child runner home was ????and the first two school pupil home were Jack Broadhurst and Holly Boorman. Then came a raft of children all racing to the finish line to get their highest placing. Well done to the Boorman, Broadhurst and Brett families who made a clean sweep of the prizes for their age and class as well as female 5km race winner. Well done to William Halliwell who ran the 10km race, the only school child to do so.

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 goodie bags, gingerbread men, bananas and drinks after the finish and a well earned rest.

Thank you so much to the PA and especially Dan and Shonagh and Nicola for organising the event once again this year, and to all the PA for their continued efforts. The race raised a magnificent £1,100 for the PA fund raising funds for the new Community Arts Room.

A big thank you from the PA and school for the following companies who sponsored or provided goodies bags for the Fun Run: Hydrock, DAS, Hamptons, Momentum, Anana, Greggs and The Swan; or donated prizes towards this year: Old Down Country Park and Bistro, Racks wine bar, The Little Orange Cleaning Company, Virgin Active, David Lloyd, Chiron Centre, HQ Hairdressing, Riverside Health Club inc Mayhem soft play and The Bowl; and Thornbury Running Club for loan of the signs and bibs, etc. Also a big thank you once again to the Keel family for the use of their land as well as all of the Marshalls who do a sterling job of keeping off the runners safe.

  1. Fun Run results 2013

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