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Hundreds flock to Hursley for its annual 10k race
OVER 500 people turned out in vests, shorts and numbered bibs for this year’s Hursley 10k run that saw record-breaking times for many in the autumn sun.
In its seventh year, hundreds flocked to the Hampshire village to take part in the 10k, the 5k and the fun runs, with many people running to raise money for charity.
Event organiser, Jo Curtis, said: “We offered a prize to anyone that could catch our lead cyclist, Keith Davis and he was chased round the course with Matt King nearly catching him on the uphill slippery parts. The course was a bit muddy but there were no complaints about this from our resilient runners.
“The money that we raise is going to be distributed between local causes; The Friends of John Keble School, The Hursley Beavers group, Shepherds Down School in Compton, the Hursley village website and the Hursley village Community group."
Over 180 runners took part in this year’s fun run, including children from Mount Batten School in Romsey who dressed as characters from the Harry Potter films to raise money for the Royal Hampshire County Hospital’s children’s ward.
Volunteer, Phil Pratt, said: “The weather conditions were rather humid for September but otherwise ideal for distance running. The course looked beautiful, as always in Ampfield Wood, and apart from a few muddy patches path conditions were perfect.”
Also running the 10k was Winchester-based marketing company, Rooster Digital, who ran to raise awareness for a young disabled girl, Amy Barnham, who crossed the finish line in 53.27 minutes.
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