Friday, 20 December 2013

 Merry Christmas Everyone!

On Saturday December 14th Raceways Events hosted their annual Christmas Cracker 10k & 20k road race at Moreton Morrell College. For the first time ever the event was completely sold out so at 10am over 300 runners took to the roads to race it out on the rolling course.

The day began at 9.15 with the Kids Fun Run, with 25 children competing and medals rewarded to all courtesy of Kids Run Free

The Kids Fun Run is off to a flying start
Considering the time of year the weather wasn't too bad - the rain and snow held off but runners had to compete with the wind especially at the last hill at 9km!

Enjoying the descent out of the college grounds

Out on the roads one particular runner
was causing quite the stir

Danny Gordon - barefoot, thonged and
fundraising for VSO.
Donate to Danny

Paul McKay and Nick Allars entertained us all with some
Christmas carols as they were running





More festive runners battle it out on the roads





10km Winner Richard
Shepard
Wayne Martin from f2fitness
who orchestrated our warm up
Hannah Bridger left everyone
else standing storming to
victory in the womens

Winner Results

10km
Name
Time
Club
Richard Shepard
00:35:27
Spa Striders
Daniel Vilette
00:35:45

Nik Sheridan
00:36:02


Name
Time
Club
Imogen Peace
00:41:15
Kenilworth Runners
Jennie Spillane
00:42:04
Spa Striders
Louise Hardman
00:42:13
Barrow Runners

20km
Name
Time
Club
Ben Terry
01:16:19

James Browne
01:19:44

Paul Edwards
01:22:05
Spa Striders

Name
Time
Club
Hannah Bridger
01:24:34

Rowena Bales
01:29:33
Barnt Green Chugger
Jacqui Khoueiry
01:29:37
Holmfirth Harriers


Everyone completed the course and posted some very good times. At the end they were rewarded with Eat Natural Bars, Mince Pies, fruit from Wild and Free, race mugs and of course a Christmas Cracker!

Prizes were donated from Delta Force Paintball, Aubrey Allen, Charlcote Park, The National Motorcylce Museum, Asics, Runbreeze and Raceways.

Thank you very much to Wayne from F2Fitness for helping us out with the warm-up. 
All our volunteers who remained jolly despite the cold

To purchase any of the brilliant photographs please visit Sally Evans Photography

Our next event is the Mad Dash 10km & 10km Road Race back at Moreton Morrell, a perfect opportunity to start your season early: Enter Here

Merry Christmas!

Joanna & The Raceways Team

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Kids Run Free

Merry Christmas everyone!

It was fantastic to see so many of our runners getting into the festive spirit for December's Kids Run Free with Christmassy hats and costumes. Santa himself even took time out of his busy schedule to work off the mince pies and take part in Birmingham’s Santa chase.



Birmingham's Harry and Race Director, Jo


Nuneaton enjoyed a fun and active game of Christmas Tig, with gifts for those who managed to catch Race Director, Justin – which meant everyone!



We’re also very happy to give congratulations to Bethan Burridge, Freya Howat, Phoebe Howat, Hannah Baker, Niamh Pharoah, Abigail Dickson, Robbie Dickson, Maddie Jones, Dominic Jones, Isobel Galloway, Amy Symonds, Cassie Pearson, Jane Wan and Lily Guram who all completed their eighth run. 

Well done everyone, we hope you enjoy your Kids Run Free t-shirts and we look forward to seeing you wear them at January’s events!

Jane and Cassie with their Kids Run Free t-shirts



From all of the Kids Run Free team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!