More fun than just a run at Little Horsted

Little Horsted Fun Run. Photo by Ron Hill
Little Horsted Fun Run. Photo by Ron Hill

More runners than ever turned up to take part in the popular Little Horsted Fun Run on Sunday, May 11.

Organisers had laid on extra car parking space to acccommodate the hundreds who turned up to run, support family members or simply watch.

Spectators had a clear view of the start from the cricket pavilion at Isfield Recreation Ground. They were also able to watch the presentation of medals for winners and runners up in the five and ten kilometre categories as well as medals presented to everyone who took part.

Refreshments, cakes, sausages and bacon butties were available to keep the spectators sustained and to replenish the runners after their runs.

Participants were asked to arrive at the recreation ground by 9.15am in plenty of time to sign in and start their warm-ups.

The Little Horsted Fun Run has now become an annual attraction and pulls in competitors from across the county and well beyond. It has also become a goal for people in training who may have started last year on the one kilometre run and this year planned to move onto the five or 10k.

Others were walking the course, using the event to raise sponsorship money for a charity of their choice.

Lots of families took part with mums and dads inevitably being outshone by their athletic children.

The Baker family from Isfield had a great morning with dad Stuart and son Tobias finishing third and second in the 10k run and Stuart’s other son, Jasper, winning the 5k run.

The 10k run was was by Josh Pewter from Haywards Heath and the 1k was won by Hector Summers.

The weather stayed clear and dry after the soaking of the previous day, much to the delight of everyone who ran and watched.