Plenty of support for 10k runners
THE outgoing Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Mark Francis, got runners under way at the 2016 Staines 10K.
The race, organised by the Staines Strollers and Runnymede Runners, with support from Spelthorne Borough Council, had 595 runners completing the course with the winner, James Samson, finishing in a time of 33 minutes 30 seconds.
The women’s race was won by Tish Jones, who completed the course in 34 minutes 43 seconds, finishing third overall.
Cllr Maureen Attewell, cabinet member for leisure at the council, said: The Staines 10K is a fantastic community event and judging by the speed with which the places get booked up, it remains as popular as ever.
“Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who gave their time to help make the event a success.”
The event was made possible thanks to a team of marshals and volunteers and the support of sponsors Mova Hairdressing, Everyone Active, Brewers, Stream AMP, London House Renovations, Staines Chiropractic, Cousins Fruiterers, Apex Sports, The Frame Workshop and Starbucks.
Race director Ken Saunders said: “It was fantastic to see so many people taking part in this year’s event and to see the great community spirit around the course.
“Lots of supporters were out to cheer on and offer support, drinks and sweets to the runners, which was really appreciated by those taking part.”
All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities. A number of runners also raised money for their own charities and good causes.
The full results of the 2016 race are available on the Staines 10K website at www. staines10k.co.uk and details of the 2017 race will be available in the autumn.
Mayor of Spelthorne Mark Francis starts the Staines 10k on Sunday May 15.
Charity runner Karen Hart.