ARCHIVED SITE:-Former Events
3k Fun Run
A smaller route was introduced for the October 2005 event which was designed to cater for the younger keen runners who are not eligible to run in the 10k event as the minimum age limit is 15yrs. There are two age categories - 9 to 11yrs and 12 to 14yrs.
For October 2006 and 2007, the route covered 2 anti-clockwise laps on quieter roads when the Start and Finish was at the back of Lloyd Park (Mapledale Avenue - Lloyd Park gate).
For October 2008, the route is back as it was for October 2005 and April 2006 - lining up behind the 10k runners on Lloyd Park Avenue. The Start hooter will be for both sets of runners at 10.15am to send them on their way. The Fun Runners will run up the hill (on the grass) to the back of the park through an alleyway which joins Ranmore Avenue. Runners will follow the last 3k of the 10k route and head back down Park Hill/Selbourne Road/Brownlow Road back to Coombe Road and follow a slight incline to join Lloyd Park Avenue and head to the finish line.
The route will be marshalled throughout, similar to the main race and a lead cyclist or runner will lead them around the course. A Map can be seen HERE A More detailed satelite view of the Start can be seen HERE
Every Fun Run finisher will also be awarded with a commemorative medal along with water after crossing the finish line.
The Fun Run will also be chip timed and the race number will contain their own personalised chip.
Prizes are also up for grabs for both categories - 1st and 2nd placed boy and girl in each age category. Refer to the Prize list on the website.
This smaller Fun Run proved to be successful back in October 2005 and followed up with a larger field last April.
The Fun Run currently has a 200 entrant limit and costs a reduced fee of £5.
Click here to view photos from October 2005 onwards to emphasis the achievement they had accomplashed when they crossed the finish line.