Sunday, 24 September 2017

Race enters 31st year

MORE than 500 runners took part in the 31st Wargrave 10km race on Sunday.

MORE than 500 runners took part in the 31st Wargrave 10km race on Sunday.

The annual event, which is organised by Wargrave Runners, was once again started by TV magician Paul Daniels, who lives in the village.

It was won by Alex Miller, of Datchet Dashers, in a time of 33 minutes and 35 seconds.

Rob Foster, also of Datchet Dashers, was second and Ben Martin-Dye, of Bracknell Forest Runners, finished third.

The fastest female was Freya Martin, of B2P Sports, in a time of 38 minutes 34 seconds.

Jeremy Morris was the first Wargrave Runners member home in a time of 40 minutes and 17 seconds.Sara Beazley, who finished in 222nd place, was the fastest local woman.

Dave Moseley completed his 25th Wargrave 10km after having to pull out due to a knee injury last year. He finished in a time of 52 minutes and 21 seconds.

The race was preceded by a mile-long fun run, which was completed by 120 children.

Both events started and finished at the Recreation Ground, were there were stalls and refreshments.

Andy Meader, a member of Wargrave Runners, said: “More than 20 club members took part in the event in addition to all the excellent helpers, marshals and supporters along the route that helped the event run so successfully.

“They were magically assisted by Paul Daniels, who got both races under way in style.”

Last year, the event raised £5,000, which was split between national cancer charities and several local charities and projects.

The first Wargrave 10km in 1983 was organised by Maurice and Sarah Cook and Wargrave Runners took over the organisation in 1985.

For the full results of this year’s race, visit www.wagraverunners. org.uk

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