Thursday - February 02, 2017

Appeal for people who have run every race so far

Bayer Newbury 10k prepares for its tenth anniversary

Newbury, 02 February, 2017: Bayer and race organisers Newbury Athletic Club are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Bayer Newbury 10k with an appeal to regular runners who have participated in all nine runnings of the race – and intend to complete a tenth.

 

With entries beginning to come in at a regular rate – over 80 had already applied during the Christmas period alone – runners are being asked to get in touch via the official entry form or by e-mail if they have run every race, so that their accomplishment can be acknowledged.

 

Bayer race co-ordinator, Wendy Elsey, explained:  “This year every runner who completes the race or its associated junior races, will receive a tenth anniversary memento after they cross the line.  There will also be a special presentation for any who are taking part in their tenth event, to mark their achievement.   We are already aware of one runner who has competed in all nine so far, and who has sent her entry in for this year’s event on May 28, so we are really thrilled at this.

 

“To get in touch and tell us their story, runners will find a section where they can fill in details on the official entry form, and they can also get in touch via the e-mail address  newbury10k@gmail.com  on the Bayer website.”

 

The Bayer Newbury 10k, which takes place on Sunday, May 28, has become an established event in the town calendar, and since its inception in 2008, has raised well over £90,000 for charity.  Last year it raised £13,820, which was divided between hospices Naomi House and Jacksplace, and the race organiser, Newbury AC.  This year the same organisations will be supported.  Runners are also free to support other charities of their own choice, if they wish.

 

The Bayer Newbury 10k is multi-terrain, starting and finishing in Newbury Market Place, and taking in town roads as well as woodland and footpaths alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal.  It is preceded by two junior races of around 900 metres and 1500 metres, for 5-11s and under 16s, respectively.

 

To find out more about the race and how to enter, click here.

 

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