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VIDEO: Record turnout for Big 10k

A RECORD number of 1,100 runners entered the eighth annual Stratford Big 10k last Sunday, 11th September.

The race was won by Richard Simkiss, who led from the front and finished in a time of 33 minutes and three seconds, despite being tired from his training for the Berlin Marathon.

Lodders Solicitors sponsored the race for an eighth year in a row and won the Corporate Team Shield, with many runners donating or raising money for the event’s chosen charity Shipston Home Nursing.

The charity provided many of the marshals who lined the course, supporting the runners.

This is the second year the race has supported the charity and Tempo Events hope there will be a record amount of money raised to match the record number of runners.

Race director, Rob Minton, of Tempo Events, said: “The route alterations made things a bit tricky, especially with a clash with the Dragon Boat Race [in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice] based on the Rec at the same time.

“We thank the town residents and any visitors for their patience for the duration of the race and we will be reviewing how the course alterations worked for next year.”

The next Stratford Big 10k event will be held on Sunday, 10th September, 2017.

Fore more results and pictures see this week's Herald (15th September, 2016)

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