The LFR 10k race held on Mothering Sunday was a sell out event with 350 entrants, first home was Stuart Read from the other local running club Leighton Athletics, in 35:26. First lady home was Monica Petrosio, an ex GB Ice Hockey Player in 40:30.
The event, returning after a two year break owing to Covid starts and finishes at Long Marston Cricket club, taking in a circular route through Cheddington, along the canal and through the Queens Head pub in the village. Race finishers were rewarded with a bright salmon pink technical T-Shirt, the sounds of local ukulele band, Ukie Tunes, and a vast selection of cakes baked or donated by club members.
It is the main event of LFR and any profits are donated towards the club charity, which this year is the Disability Sports fund of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade. Club Chairman, Andrew Heale said “ We are really pleased to have been able to host the event again, and have had plenty of positive feedback from participants. I’m extremely grateful for all the volunteers that made this possible, we had over 60 club members helping out and around 40 running, so it takes a lot of organisation, and we are already looking forward to next year’s event”.
The event was sponsored by a number of locally based business, to whom LFR are extremely grateful: Freed Veneers, Studio 7, Peli Biothermal, and Energie Fitness.
Full results are available from here.