Sun 30th August 2015 at 10.00 - 13.00
Our annual 10k attracts runners from near and far.
On 30th August Reading Abbey Rotary Club held its sixth successful Englfield 10k. The Bank Holiday weekend weather spared the runners and the course was dry throughout the run. Over 300 runners registered for the event which is a significant increase from last year, with 56% more runners entering the race. This reflects the enthusiasm running on this terrain in such beautiful surroundings as the event becomes a regular date in the runner’s calendar.
For the sixth year the Benyon family have kindly allowed their stunning grounds to be used by the runners and their families. President Mike Baker said “I’d particularly like to thank the Benyon family who give us their unwavering support, making their estate available to us, thereby helping us to raise money for charity”.
The winner was Scott Kennedy at an incredibly quick 37.35 and the first female winner over the line was super speedy Sophie Crumly at 40.14.
|By having such a significant increase in the number of runners registered has led to the event raising an estimated £3,000. This year the Reading Abbey Rotary Club is raising monies for Hope for Tomorrow. This inspiring charity helps cancer sufferers by bringing chemotherapy treatment to their homes preventing long journeys to hospital.|
President Mike Baker said “I’d like to thank everyone who made the sixth Englefield run, jointly organised by the Reading Abbey Rotary Club and Tadley Runners, the largest and most successful in the history of the event”.