Annual PA Fun Run

It was perfect weather for running yesterday as 290 runners readied themselves for the 1km, 5km and 10km runs around Almondsbury. There was a buzz of excitement as the crowds gathered at the start line ready to be sent on their way down Sundays Hill and round the course. The 1km was very quick as usual, with first person back in a record 4 minutes 33 seconds. This year the race was won by Josh Rimmer winner of the 1km. He was closely followed by Kayden Rowe and Liam Hull, from school, then Isobel Joicey who was the first girl back and a large number of children from key stage 2 and key stage 1 as well as pre-schoolers, who were followed by their parents. All were smiling as they crossed the finish line and then went to collect their medals.

It was then time for the 5 and 10km runs. The runners were all raring to go and run their socks off the try and win the race. After the count down the runners were off again down towards Church Road and onto Marsh Lane. It took just 20 minutes and 20 seconds for the first person, Dilas Jones, to come back round the corner and up towards school. The first school pupil home was Zenon Sleeman in a time of 23.29. Well done to all of the participants who ran in the now sweltering heat. Well done to the Almondsbury children who ran the 5 and 10km race, including Harriet Evans from Reception and Florrie Wrigley from Year 1, as well as the 4 year 2 children who ran 5km - impressive. The fastest 10km was Pablo Perez in just over 35 minutes.

Once again there were cheers from the crowds as the runners made their way up the hill. Many still had enough energy to run up to the line, what stamina! Well done to everyone who took part. There were well deserved bananas and drinks after the finish and a well-earned rest. Thank you so much to the PA and especially Sue and Phil Wright for organising the event this year, as well as Alistair and Kate Boorman and Kirsty Humphrey, and to all the PA for their continued efforts. The race raised a magnificent £1,420 for the PA funds, which is over £200 more than last year.

A big thank you from the PA and school for the following companies who sponsored or provided water bottles for the Fun Run: Hydrock, Milburys, Rackham Planning, Anana, Momentum, Racks Bar; and Thornbury Running Club for loan of the signs and bibs, etc. Also a big thank you once again to the Keel and Clements family for the use of their land as well as all of the Marshalls who do a sterling job of keeping all the runners safe.

  1. Almondsbury school fun run 2017 finishing 10km
  2. Almondsbury school fun run 2017 finishing 1km
  3. Almondsbury school fun run 2017 finishing 5km