September 30th, 2016

Carnival atmosphere at Sanders Park as runners take on 10k course

Updated: 12:01 am, Jul 16, 2016

THIS year’s Timberhonger 10k race, held as part of Bromsgrove’s Carnival weekend, saw 600 athletes, a record number for the event, compete for the Berewick of Timberhonger Trophy.

Anticipated spectators created a carnival atmosphere in Sanders Park, as runners undertook the hilly 10k course.

Both the men’s and women’s races were won in impressive times, with Adam Peacock first home, of Bromsgrove and Redditch AC, scooping up the trophy in the process, whilst the the first woman home was Leonie Balter, of BRAT club.

The excitement continued into the Children’s Challenge fun run, for under eights, as 200 young athletes, raced to the line to claim their richly deserved carnival medals.

The boys event was won by Finton Hutt, whilst Megan Parker was the first girl home. Nathan Sanders and Hannah Dale were fastest in the eight to ten age group, with Owen Bourne and Quisha Cashmore quickest in the undereights.

Race director Mark Graham said it was ‘fantastic’ to see so many competitors and it being part of Bromsgrove Carnival created a ‘special atmosphere’.

It was hoped the races will raise more tham £5,000 for the Friends of the Princess of Wales Hospital, Primose Hospice and the Basement Project.