Eastbourne Inaugural 10k Run Report
The sun was shining, people were smiling, and temperatures soared for the inaugural Eastbourne 10k. Congratulations to all of you who took part and we hope you enjoyed the race as much as we did as organisers. Let’s hope you all return next year when we hope to turn the temperature down!
We were overwhelmed by the support for the event and raised over £1000 for the charity ‘Aspens’, formerly known locally as Autism Sussex. Anyone still wanting to donate to the Burton Cottages project to enhance the lives of residents on the Autistic Spectrum can do so at:-http://www.autismsussex.org.uk/our-services/adult-services/residential-services-burton-cottages/
Alex Collins from London Heathside Runners put in an impressive performance and led the race from the claxon to finish in first place in 36mins 38secs. Keeping it in the family, his brother Tom Collins put in a very speedy run to finish in 2nd place in 38mins59secs followed closely by Jamie Topping of Burgess Hill Runners in 39mins 4secs.
First lady over the line was Rachel Hillman from Hailsham Harriers in an impressive time of 39mins 51 secs. Second lady was the rapidly improving Louise Oliphant from Eastbourne Rovers with a strong performance of 44mins 16 secs. Third lady was another talented local athlete, Gill Wheeler from Meads Runners in a fine performance of 45mins37secs.
Other age grade winners to be congratulated are Steve Saunders and Wendy Oates in the 40-49 age category, Mark Parry and Jo Buckley in the 50-59 age category, Graham Purdye and Catherine Hoare in the 60-69 age category and Norman Harris and Pam Hart in the over 70 age category. Full results can be found http://velopace.racetecresults.com/
The talented local photographer John Scofield was out on the course snapping you in action. If you would like to see your photos register on the link:-http://clients.johnscofieldphotography.co.uk/Eastbourne10km2018
Upcoming runs hosted by Sue Fry and Liz Lumber of smallfry fitness events are the Eastbourne Junior Twilight Runs on Thursday 12th July 6.30pm and Wednesday 22nd August 6.15pm for children aged 4-14 of all abilities. See the smallfry fitness events Facebook Page for details or the link below for online entry.
Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting our event and we hope to see you back again next year. Until then…..happy running!
Sue Fry & Liz Lumber – Race Directors for the Eastbourne 10k