Monday, 10 December 2012

Raceways Christmas Cracker 2012

The Raceways Christmas Cracker 2012 happened last Saturday and was full of fun and surprises, even Santa made an appearance!

There was, of course, a Kids Fun Run at the start of the day. After a warm up led by Ian from Nobody’s Perfect the 10k and 20k races began. The winners were as follows:

10 Km:
1st: Carolyn Wilkinson, Spa Striders. Time- 00:41:50
2nd: Claire Hansell, Warwick University Athletics. Time- 00:42:31
3rd: Justine Lynch. Time- 00:43:10

1st: Ashley Miles, Sphinx AC. Time- 00:35:41
2nd: Tim Jones, Abbey runners. Time- 00:37:54
3rd: Alex Atkinson, Kenilworth Runners.Time- 00:38:02

20 Km:
1st: Kate Wright, Stratford AC. Time- 01:22:10
2nd: Emma Rathbone. Time- 01:32:57
3rd: Amber Gabb - Time 1.37.20

1st: Luke Delderfield, Tring Running Club. Time: 01:08:48
2nd: Andrew Siggers, Kenilworth Runners. Time- 01:10:16
3rd: Conor Shepherd, Warwick Uni Tri. Time- 01:17:48

We’d like to say a big thanks to all of our sponsors and helpers. Including the Cadets of Leamington Spa. 

Enjoying a mince pie and memento hat
Participants received a memento Christmas Cracker hat, mince pies provided by ASDA Leamington and Savi's on Regent Street, mulled wine tea provided by Whittards Tea of Leamington Spa and Christmas Crackers by Le Bistrot Pierre.

Lots of local businesses got involved in this years race and provided lots of prizes or food for our runners. A big thanks to Warwickshire College, Donatello’s Ice Cream and Hungry Toad, Asics, Stone the Crows, Cargo Home Shops, Body Shop, The Home Store, The Home Store, The 99p Store,  as well as Men Kind and the Calendar Stand in the Royal Priors and the Flower Stall on the Parade. We couldn’t have done it without you!

A fleeting view of the fancy dress winners

Defrosting our toes

Monday, 3 December 2012

December KRF

 It was very cold last Saturday, but that didn’t stop us from coming out in full force at our 6 locations.

Getting warmed up

Will you be collecting all 8?
Our Saturday event was particularly special because we officially launched our sixth location - Braunstone Park in Leicester. There was a photo call and even a mention in the Leicester Mercury newspaper. As well as this Gail was on BBC Radio Leicester letting people know all about the work of KRF.

We also used our brand new timing system for runners. Instead of barcodes and scanning we now have a card to give to each child. Parents now time their children with a stopwatch and write the time on their card. Each child gets a sticker for every race they attend, once they’ve collected 8 they can claim a free hoodie or t-shirt, even more reason to keep on racing with us!

We hope you had a great time at this months events, and a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped out.

Until next time!