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Runners bathe in the spring sunshine for Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run and 5K

26 March 2018

Over 1,000 hearty runners took part in the Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run and its new 5k in the backdrop of warm spring sunshine at Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday (25 March).

Hosted by Perfect Motion, the ever popular event saw over 700 runners tackle the longer distance and over 200 compete in the 2.5k Fun Run and 5k respectively.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure and Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason thanked those who took part and the new organisers who co-ordinated the event for the first time.

She said: “We’re very pleased another successful Rushcliffe 10k has taken place and well done to all who competed, some of them in wonderful times and personal bests.

“It’s such an achievement for everyone who completed their races and we’re so pleased this event is supported so well. It shows the true heartbeat of the great sport we have in Rushcliffe and in the backdrop of one of our great places in the borough.”

The event had originally been planned for 4 March but the severe snow and ice earlier in the month meant a postponement to today.

Chris Simon, Director at Perfect Motion said: “We were excited to be able to finally deliver this event now that all of the beasts from the east have moved on!“We’d like to thank our participants for their understanding after the initial postponement and we’re delighted that so many of them had such a great experience whether in the 10k, 5k or Fun Run.

“The addition of the 5K this year and the change of timings has allowed families to take part together and individually, which has seen entry levels exceeding our expectations.  We’re pleased to have delivered an event that Rushcliffe can be proud of.”

Next year’s event has already been confirmed for Sunday 3 March and event registration is now open! This year’s participants will be emailed to sign up or visit the website www.rushcliffe10k.co.uk

Check out the event website and Rushcliffe 10k’s and Rushcliffe Borough Council’s facebook and twitter pages for more coverage of the event.

For a gallery of images from the day visit https://www.flickr.com/gp/157127201@N05/2HrcH5