What a fantastic day we had! Thank you to all who volunteered, cheered, handed out medals, organised water stations, marshalled and of course those of you who ran… We raised over £3000!!
We said we weren’t going to produce results but by good fortune we had an amazing photographer who caught most of you at the finish line and therefore your times are available! We hope to post some of the photos by the end of the week..
320 participants entered the race, many were “virtual entries” who ran their 5k abroad (as far afield as the USA, Wales, Essex and Baydon) or earlier than the race itself for those who couldn’t make it on the day.
An amazing 47% of the participants were under the age of 18 confirming that anyone could take part. 3 year olds were seen sprinting up Baydon Hill (well, for a bit anyway), followed by pushchairs and dog walker-joggers.
Our 3 overreaching aims were achieved: (1) we held a truly community event that everyone felt able to participate in (2) we got young and old alike out into the countryside enjoying exercise and (3) we raised a wonderful and much needed amount for St Michael’s School.
This year the Fun Run has raised a colossal profit of more than £3000 thanks to most of the village supporting it in one way or another and some wonderfully generous sponsorship.