What a fantastic day ! Congratulations and thanks must go to John Thorne for such a well organised event.
Images from the event are in the new “Galleries” section of the website click here to see more.
The weather was reasonably kind…..
But there were a few mud related difficulties……
139 attended (128 in 2012); 81 registered on the day
£303 raised through the sale of cakes and refreshments (£200 in 2014)
A further £250 was raised through donations on the day
One individual raised £750 in sponsorship. We won’t know the total amount raised through sponsorship and donations until the autumn, but it is certain to be more than the £2k raised in 2012.
Villagers got involved with marshalling, cake making and selling, car parking, giving information and registering entrants on the day, music, handing out medals and water, and help before the event
Participants came from the surrounding area, including South Cerney Girl Guides
The recent rain turned the 3/6 mile route into a cross country run
The event started with a warm up by personal trainer Margie Knight (from Lea)
Many children, having run the 1-mile route, enjoyed it so much that they ran it again
David and Claudine Pynn carried out car parking duties while dressed as panto characters
Kris Marshall, from Death in Paradise and former Hankerton resident, had been invited to start the event. In his absence the event was started by Esme Thorne
click here to see the images.