Monday, 18 June 2018

Six of the best for fitness instructor in Frieth Hilly

A FITNESS trainer won the annual Frieth Hilly 10km race on Sunday — for the sixth time in a row.

A FITNESS trainer won the annual Frieth Hilly 10km race on Sunday — for the sixth time in a row.

Eddie O’Gorman, 40, who is a member of the Chiltern Harriers, came home in 35 minutes and 32 seconds.

He said: “I run in lots of races but this is my favourite. The money benefits the community and there’s always a superb atmosphere.”

Mr O’Gorman was one of 250 runners who took part in the annual race with another 92 running the 5km event — the largest number of entrants since the race was founded in 2008.

The first woman to finish the 10km was Elaine Armour in 46 minutes and three seconds and the first junior was Jack Rogers in 43 minutes and 52 seconds.

Finn Bell and Maddie Mills, who ran in the 11 to 14 age group, came first and second respectively in the 5km race.

The event is organised by the Frieth Church of England Combined School Parent Teacher Association. Fifty parents acted as marshals along the route and the 1st Danesfield scouts managed the first water station while a group of parents ran the second one.

Post-race massages were provided for runners by the ProFIT Me company, whose owner Neil Hussey is a former pupil of the school.

The event is expected to have raised about £7,000 which will go towards the upkeep of the school’s computer room.

Race organiser and co-founder Caroline Harper said: “We were very lucky with the weather, considering we had thunderstorms at 7am.

“Everybody really enjoyed it and we had some lovely feedback. People said the marshals kept them going.”

The other 10km results were as follows: 1st male 40 and over: Laurence Miles; 1st female 40 and over: Karina Oakes; 1st male 50 and over: Ian Lambourn; 1st female 50 and over: Toni McQueen; 1st male 60 and over: Eric Buckle; 1st female 60 and over: Irene Smith; 1st parent: Dominic Chiappe.

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