Over 1000 runners took part in the Rushcliffe 10K on Sunday 25th March on a glorious day at Rushcliffe Country Park to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport.
Participants who took part in the 10K, 5K or Fun Run were bathed in sunshine and was in complete contrast to the weather that had seen the event postponed from its original date that clashed with the ‘Beast from the East’.
Nottingham based event management company, Perfect Motion, were engaged to deliver this event on behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council for the first time. Event Director Chris Simon said,
“We are thrilled to see so many people turn out today to support the Rushcliffe 10K, particularly with us having to change the original date. They were all certainly rewarded with the weather and we were very impressed with the performances that people put in.
“The way all of the runners supported each other created a fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces at the end.”
The male 10K race was won by Simon Birch of Hinckley Running Club in a time of 33 minutes and 25 seconds. The female 10K was won by Natalie Bunce in a time of 42 minutes and 48 seconds.
The 5K male race was won by Ed Parry with a time of 19 minutes and 10 seconds while the female 5K race was won by Rosemarie Billenness in a time of 23 minutes and 51 seconds.
Chris continued, “Well done to the winners and to everyone who took part today. There was a good mixture of serious club runners and people out to challenge themselves.
“I’d like to thank our partners, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Rushcliffe Athletics Club, Smooth Radio, Impact Physiotherapy and Virtual Runner for all of their support.”
Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said “Thank you to all the runners and their families who supported such a great event on a lovely sunny day. A big thank you goes to Perfect Motion, Rushcliffe Borough Council and all the partners involved in the event. Our biggest thank you goes to our brilliant volunteers who gave their time to support the event and we cold not have done it without them. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.”
Entries are open for the 2019 event which will take place on Sunday 3rd March. Click here to enter today.
Results for each event can be viewed by clicking the relevant link below:
Fun Run Results
Photos can be viewed by clicking here.