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GREAT SUCCESS: Runners flood the field for St Albans annual 10K

 Published on: 19th August 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Almost 500 runners took part in the highly anticipated St Albans 10K put together by Active Training World, starting and finishing at Highfield Park on August 4.

First put together in 2011, the St Albans 10K always has a good turnout and it encourages runners from all over to take part in the annual event.

An impressive 74 runners from St Albans Striders took part in the 10K race with Jamie Sinclair from the group taking third place with a time of 34 minutes and 22 seconds.

The first lady strider, Anne Ward, came 27th overall finishing fifth out of the female competitors , with a time of 40 minutes and 38 seconds.

Race director, James Shipley, said: “It was great fun, and everyone really enjoyed themselves, they always do.

“We held a Family Mile where kids and their parents were able to run together for fun and that was really enjoyable, and all the kids took home a little medal.”

The St Albans 10K’s official charity partner was Guide Dogs UK, a charity that helps supply a guide dog that will support anyone who has lost their sight and confidence.

James added: “The charity came down to Highfield Park and brought along a couple of dogs and puppies, which everyone loved, and it was great for them to speak to people about their work face to face.”

To find out more about Guide Dogs UK, visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/ and for more information about the St Albans 10K, visit www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/2019/08/04/StAlbans10K

Photo credit: Mark Easton

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