Fun runs usually turn out to be more ‘run’ than ‘fun.’
However Little Horsted manages to turn its village athletic event into a great day out for all the family. This year was no exception.
The Annual Little Horsted Fun Run took place on Sunday, May 10 and was sponsored by one of Wealden’s best-known sporting venues, the East Susex National Resort and Spa.
Although the East Sussex National had already helped the event financially, this year some fantastic prizes were put on the table adding a great incentive for runners to push ahead to the finish line.
First, second and third placed runners in male and female races for both five and ten kilometre runs were given prizes and there was also a special prize for the one kilometre race, mainly for children.
Isfield village hall joined in the prizegiving by providing free film night tickets for this race.
Nick Bowman of the Little Horsted PTFA Fun Run Committee which organises the event said: “It’s great that East Sussex National Resort are involved this year. Their sponsorship means that more of the cash we raise from runners on the day can go straight back to Little Horsted School and pay for vital equipment needed by the children.
“The addition of some fantastic rewards for the top placed runners means that we can reward the first runners home too and it’s great to see another local organisation, Isfield village hall, helping us with prizes for our children’s one kilometre race.”
The runs started at 10am from Isfield Recreation Ground and there were distances for all abilities. The five and ten kilometre races for more serious runners took in the relatively flat terrain across the beautiful countryside through fields and woodland in Barcombe and Isfield.
Paths were well marked and there were water stations en route with volunteer marshalls ensuring all was well around the route. All the runners who completed their course received a medal at the finish and prizes included free membership at the East Sussex National Health Club, tickets to the resort’s outdoor producton of Pride and Prejudice in August, afternoon tea for two and an evening dinner for two plus a table for four at the Resort’s Father’s Day lunch in June.
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