The forth running of the Hursley runs is now behind us. We hope that everyone who was there had an enjoyable day and that all the runners enjoyed their runs. Yet again we've had good weather as with all of the previous runs, let’s hope it continues.
We had 526 pre-race entries with 429 runners. Congratulations to all our winners, in particular Jon Sharkey winner of the men's race in a time of 35.21 and Amanda Hull winner of the ladies race in a time of 42.40. Full details of the results can be found at this link http://bit.ly/9TXiDm .
The routes that we run are only possible with the permission of the Hursley Estate owners, so we would like to thank Mr and Mrs O'Sullivan for giving us access to the private areas of their Estate. Please note that now the event is over all runners are asked not to enter the private areas of Hursley Estate and Ampfield Woods.
We asked all runners for feedback on this year’s event and received over 123 returns for which we are very grateful. There were a number common threads of the feedback which will be addressed for next year are:
1. Try to avoid the field at the start.
2. Have a matt starting time
3. Have more categories / prizes
The 3 winners, picked at random, for a free entry into next year's run are :
1. John Duffell
2. Keith Edwards
3. Ian Chalk
Full details of the feedback can be found at this link http://bit.ly/cFCnT2
The amount raised
The Hursley 10k is a charity event and as such raises money for local good causes. The amount raised for the village this year, including the School and Parish Hall was around £5,200.00 which is absolutely fantastic and much appreciated.
The Friends of Hursley School is a registered charity whose fundraising from the 10k last year paid for the upgrade of the wonderful outdoor play area. Without your continued support of this unique event our school would be considerably less well equipped as fundraising over the years have paid not only for this outdoor play equipment, but indoor PE equipment, a PA system, staging and lighting for school performances and new library furniture.
The run would not be the success it is without the help of the many volunteers who give up their time leading up to, and at, the event, we have passed on a big thank you to all of them on behalf of the H10k team and the runners.
And finally, thank you to all our sponsors for their help and sponsorship.
Tri Team Wessex
The Kings Head
Up & Running
Full on Sport (for the chip timing)
Hursley High Class Butchers
The Hursley 10K Team have set themselves a goal of making the 2011 event even better. With this in mind please do put this date in your run diary Sunday 25th September 2011. We will be in touch as soon as entries open.
We need your thoughts
Ps: Some of you will know that last year we ran a 5k race in parallel with the H10k. There is some talk about putting the 5k race back on next year and we would love to hear your thoughts on this, or indeed anything else that you think will make the Hursley 10k the best event in Hampshire if not the country.
The Hursley 10k 2010 Team :
Liz Sinker (Organiser)
Amanda Apps (Administrator)
Sara Rowden (Fun Run)
Richard Baker (Course controller)
Ian 'H' Wells (Website / Entries)
"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." - Inspirational sign on a runner's office wall