Get the low down on the ‘Out Run Cancer’ Trail run
Supporting local charities and events is something we love to get involved where possible and we have been supporting Arundel lido for some years now.
In September it was our privilege to be a sponsor for ‘Out Run Cancer’ 5k & 10k trail run / walk in Angmering Park Estate which was held on Saturday 16th September by ‘CUFITTER’ – Fight cancer with fitness is part of Cancer United helping to fight cancer with fitness.
A fantastic turnout of 220 runners took part this year with people running, jogging and walking the 5k and 10k across a very challenging course on the Angmering Park Estate, including our very own Paul Clarke, Managing Director of Clarkes Estates.
Having previously run 10k, a half marathon, a marathon and taken part in many events such as the Tough Mudder and Tough Guy Paul had hung up his running shoes favoring sailing the blue yonder. Having not run for a while we challenged him to take part and his 10k trail run time was 1:13:09 which is not to shabby on a challenging course with a few hills in that we kept quiet about …whoops!
The total sum raised at this event has not been finalised by the charity yet but we have been reliably informed that around £1,300 was raised just from on the day entries various stalls dotted around which included a tombola, cake stall, penalty shoot-out and the marquee where they had had face painting, a hairdresser and a range of organic toiletries.
A pre run warm up started at 10.45am before the 11am race start, with music supplied by James Connelly a well-known DJ on the club circuit and the grandson of one of the Cancer United members.
Well done to each and every person who took part on the day. Trophies were awarded by Cancer United founder, Jan Sheward to the winners: Mens 10k winner – Sam Hubbard (41:05), Womens 10k Winner – Natasha Sparkes (46:01), Mens 5k winner – Matt Sharp (27:16) and Womens 5k winner – Michelle DaCosta (30:09)
The Fox Inn was open providing drinks and hosting a BBQ which having worked up an appetite seemed to go down very well with the runners after the race.
A lot of organising goes into holding an event like this so it’s amazing that it was run entirely by volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help with registration, timekeeping, marshaling and manning the various stalls. If you would like to find out about the work that Cancer United do or even take part in a future event, click here www.cancerunited.org.uk.
Take a look at a few photographs we took on the day, it might even be you…