WESTBURY Lions’ 10K run and sponsored walk, which was held on Sunday 14th October, has built on the success of last year’s inaugural event, with 127 entries this year.
Seasoned club runners, both locally and from miles around joined joggers and walkers to take part and raise money for good causes. Starting and finishing at the White Horse Country Park, the scenic route across the lower slopes of the White Horse and the varied and challenging terrain, proved popular with runners of all abilities.
Like last year, the weather was favourable with early fog providing a comfortable and cool start before the sunshine broke through to light the way to the finish line.
The organisers said, “This year the route had been adjusted to add the extra 200 metres missing from last year’s event (sorry to the runners who didn’t want the extra 200!), and followed the bridleway of Lower Westbury Road, heading out towards Bratton, before snaking left along Court Lane through the lower part of the village and heading back via Capps Lane.
Nigel Coward of Westbury Lions said, “We would like to extend a big thank you to all the runners who supported the event, and we are very grateful to them for all the feedback received.
“Further thanks are due to all the volunteers who supported the club, working as marshals, running the Race HQ and the water station, and also St John Ambulance for being on hand to treat any injuries, though thankfully not pressed into service! Once again the event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the team at White Horse Country Park.
“The 2013 event is already being planned – keep an eye on our website: www.westburylions.org.uk or our Facebook page for more details.”
The overall winner and fastest male runner was Brendan Deveney, who finished in a time of 37:47, closely followed by fastest male veteran runner Gary Eagle who came in just six seconds later with a time of 37:53.
The fastest female award was presented to Julia Zakrzewski who finished with a time of 40:25, while the fastest female veteran was collected by Sarah Sims who completed the course in 46:27.
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