Hundreds of runners turn out for successful return of Keynsham 10K

November 05 2018
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More than 600 runners lined up for the start of the Keynsham 10k as it returned after a seven-year absence from the town’s calendar.

Organisers from charity Empire Fighting Chance and Bitton Road Runners say feedback from participants and volunteers who helped the race run smoothly was very positive and plans are already under way for next year’s event.

There were 640 registrations for the race, which started and finished at the Chocolate Quarter, with £5,000 raised in aid of Empire Fighting Chance and its work with young people in Bristol, which combines non-contact boxing with mentoring, education, therapy and careers advice.

A spokesperson said: “The local community came out in force to support the event with loads of spectators supporting loved ones and we hope to build on the event, making it bigger and better in future years.”

There were categories for male and female runners in different age groups and the winners were: Peter Grist – 1st Male; Sophie Voller – 1st Female & 1st FV35; Claire Joliffe – 1st FV45; Jo Webb – 1st FV55; Matt Langdon – 1st MV40; Anthony Ballance – 1st MV50; Dave Wintle – 1st MV60.

The winning men’s team was Bitton Road Runners and the winning ladies’ team Westbury Harriers.

For more information about Empire Fighting Chance, visit www.empirefightingchance.org and for photos from the event see the Keynsham 10k Facebook page.

Our photo is from Tim Graham Photography – visit www.timgrahamphotography.co.uk or find him on Facebook and Instagram.