Playscape News – October 2019 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2019 – The Results

What a beautiful day and so fantastic to see the village out in force! The chip timing company found us this year (!) bringing with it zippy new technology that made checking in a breeze and results pretty instantaneous with text messages after the race. The new feast services enabled us to have all the entertainments over in one block and we had the most runners to date, which was amazing.

This year we also introduced a split start to give elite runners plenty of room to get off the mark, with Patrick O’Hare coming home in an impressive 16:35.9. Mikey Halton, the first under 18 male came in at 19:47, with Oliver Seaborn, first boy under 11, close behind at 20:02 who pipped the first woman, Nicola McBride (20.17), to the post. There was a bit of confusion as to which under 18 girl arrived first, judging by the photo it was Sofia Munoz with 23:30, although as she was wearing her father’s bib she didn’t appear in her age category (Alex, you might want to keep your daughter’s time though!). Making it a family affair, Emi Munoz was the first under 11 girl to cross the line. Many congratulations to all the runners, everyone got back in under an hour, which is another event record!

Huge thanks go to our volunteers (all 40 of them!) and to our sponsors including the marvellous Bidwells team who returned as our generous main sponsor, to Davies Solicitors, David Reed Homes, Day Accountants, AngliEar, Gymbos, Relief Chiropractic, Zara, and Waitrose. Also to Noel Young and Scotsdales for donating prizes.

We raised a fabulous £4,400 for Playscape, thank you all!

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