a crisp, fresh morning on Sunday 5th May 2019, over 200 runners took part in
Leatherhead Rotary's eleventh annual Bluebell 10k charity run on Headley Heath.
First across the finish line was Andrew Wareham in a time of 36 minutes and 19 seconds, with Phil Payne and Neal Jacobs taking second and third place, with times of 37 minutes and 44 seconds, and 38 minutes and 35 seconds respectively.
Winner of the ladies’ race was Kim Lo, in a time of 42 minutes and 52 seconds, with Polly Jacobs and Eugenia Jackman in second and third place respectively, with times of 44 minutes and 14 seconds, and 46 minutes and 18 seconds.
Prizes were awarded for the first five places in both the men's and women's events, with the winner of each event also receiving a trophy. Everyone who completed the distance received a medal in recognition of their achievement!
A special award was also made to 12-year-old Cameron Jacobs, the youngest runner taking part, who finished in 35th place overall in a very impressive time of 48 minutes and 46 seconds!
It is hoped that the event will also have raised over £2,500 for the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Rotary Club’s current ‘charity of the year’, with many of the runners raising additional money for their own chosen charities through personal sponsorship.
Rotarian Adrian O'Loughlin, who organised and also took part in the event, said he was delighted with the number of people taking part also the amount raised. Leatherhead Rotary Club would also like to thank the main event sponsors: TWM Solicitors and Fitstuff; the race organisers, Mike Gratton and 2:09 Events; the National Trust for very kindly allowing the use of Headley Heath for the event, and also all the club members and friends who helped out on the day as marshals.
more The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association would like to thank all the members and supporters of Leatherhead Rotary Club who so generously supported them during the last Rotary year, which ran from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.
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more On Saturday 21st September 2019, over 75 enthusiastic quizzers took part in this year’s Leatherhead Rotary Charity Quiz Night to raise money to help develop the bee-keeping industry in Liberia.
more Our Christmas Collection in the Swan Centre raised over £700! Thank you to all those who donated.
more On 3rd October 2018 Leatherhead Rotary donated £15,000 to Prostate Cancer UK - the club's largest ever single donation.
more On Friday 24th August 2018, eighty-eight keen golfers took part in Leatherhead Rotary Club's 27th Annual Charity Golf Day at Effingham Golf Club in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
more Shuffleboard evening raises almost £500 for beekeeper training programs in Liberia, West Africa.
more Each year, Leatherhead Rotary bring together a diverse array of other charities to support them to raise both money and awareness for their respective causes.
more Since 1985, the Rotary organisation has worked tirelessly to eradicate polio from the planet once and for all.
more A special performance by the Badger Set Band helped to raise over £600 for Wildlife Aid and the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
back We raise money by organising or supporting events, such as Quiz Nights, Race Nights, Fashion shows, Annual Prize Draws, Golf Days, 10km Runs and Village Days.